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COVID-19, Social Distancing, and Supporting BISR

Dear Students, Alumni, and Friends, Like many universities and colleges, BISR has moved all of our courses online as of this week. And, like other major cultural institutions, from the MET to the Guggenheim to the New York Philharmonic, we are cancelling events for at least the next month. However, unlike universities or major institutions, […]

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Regarding COVID-19

In view of the ongoing public health crisis, BISR, like other colleges, universities, and educational institutions, has made the decision to hold all currently running courses online. While face-to-face learning is indeed a core part of BISR pedagogy, public health considerations, particularly a respect for the vulnerabilities of the elderly and immunocompromised, dictates reverting, for […]

Call for NYC Faculty: Economics and Political Science

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research is hiring for two full-time faculty positions: in 1) Economics and Political Economy and 2) Political Science. Economics and Political Economy Brooklyn Institute for Social Research invites applications for a full-time position in Economics and Political Economy.  The successful candidate will potentially teach courses in political economy, heterodox economics, macroeconomics, […]

In Memoriam: David Landes

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research mourns the death of David Landes—a student, early supporter, and eventual BISR board member. David began his relationship with BISR in a 2014 Kant course. Over the next five years, he continued to learn with us in classes even as he simultaneously contributed his time and expertise to BISR as […]

Open Call for NYC Faculty

The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research (BISR), a non-profit critical education and research institute which integrates rigorous but accessible scholarly study with the everyday lives of working adults and re-imagines scholarship for the 21st century, seeks scholars who are interested in joining our faculty to teach and design rigorous seminar-style courses for adult students in […]

Call for Michigan Faculty: History, Political Economy, Urban Studies

The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, a non-profit critical education and research institute which integrates rigorous but accessible scholarly study with the everyday lives of working adults and re-imagines scholarship for the twenty-first century, seeks scholars who are interested in joining our Michigan faculty to teach and design rigorous seminar-style courses for adult students. We […]

Call for Philadelphia Volunteers

BISR Philadelphia is looking for volunteers! Volunteering for BISR may involve assisting at public events, distributing flyers, or providing technical help. We welcome volunteers with a wide array of skills. Volunteers may take one Brooklyn Institute course per year free of charge. If interested, please email theodra@thebrooklyninstitute.com (subject line: “Volunteering”) with a paragraph or two […]

We’re Hiring: AV Technician

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research is hiring a part-time AV technician to assist with a variety of AV tasks, including setting up and running audio and video recording systems at public events, editing recorded audio and video, and providing technical consultation and assistance as needed. Thorough, hands-on knowledge of contemporary AV technology and experience editing […]

Call for Philadelphia Faculty

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, a non-profit critical education and research institute which integrates rigorous but accessible scholarly study with the everyday lives of working adults and re-imagines scholarship for the 21st century, seeks scholars who are interested in joining our Philadelphia faculty to teach and design rigorous seminar-style courses for adult students. We are […]

BISR’s Raphaële Chappe Awarded Open Society Fellowship

The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research is proud to announce that Raphaële Chappe, core faculty member in economics and political economy, has been selected to receive an Open Society Fellowship for 2019. Granted by Open Society Foundations, the Fellowship will provide Chappe with significant support and resources to research and produce work on problems of […]