A Night of Philosophy

Brooklyn Public Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Several BISR faculty members will participate to the “Night of Philosophy and Ideas,” an all-night marathon of philosophical debate, performances, screenings, readings, and music organized by the Brooklyn Public Library and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. For more information about this event, please visit this website.


BISR Schedule


Raphaële Chappe
History, Biography, Religion Division | 11:30pm


Samantha Hill
Language & Literature Division | 12am


Ajay Singh Chaudhary
Social Sciences & Technology Division | 1am


Michael Stevenson
Social Sciences & Technology Division | 2am


  • Ajay Singh Chaudhary

    Ajay Singh Chaudhary is the executive director of the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research and a core faculty member specializing in social and political theory. His research focuses on social and political theory, Frankfurt School critical theory, political economy, media, religion, and post-colonial studies. He has written for the The Guardian, Los Angeles Review of Books, Quartz, Social Text, Dialectical Anthropology, The Jewish Daily Forward, Filmmaker Magazine, and 3quarksdaily, among other venues. Ajay is currently writing a book on the politics of climate change.

  • Raphaële Chappe

    Raphaële Chappe holds a PhD in Economics from The New School for Social Research, an LL.M from New York University School of Law, a Master’s degree in Comparative Business Law from the University of Pantheon-Sorbonne in Paris, France, and an LL.B in Law and French Law from King’s College London. Her research interests include the link between financial markets and wealth inequality; political economy and the history of economic thought; and the philosophical foundations of microeconomics.

  • Samantha Hill

    Samantha Rose Hill received her doctorate in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2014. She is currently a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and The Humanities at Bard College. Her research and teaching interests include critical theory, the Frankfurt School, aesthetic theory, poetic thinking, and German literature.

  • Michael Stevenson

    Michael Robert Stevenson received his BA in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania and his PhD in philosophy from Columbia University.  He is currently a Core Lecturer at Columbia University and has previously taught at Hunter College, City University of New York.  He specializes in the German philosophical tradition and has a special fondness for Kant, Fichte, and Heidegger.

Event Schedule

Saturday, 7pm-7am
January 28 — January 29, 2017