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Ajay Singh Chaudhary Named 2018 Roddenberry Fellow

The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research (BISR) is pleased to announce that founder and Executive Director Ajay Singh Chaudhary has been named an inaugural Roddenberry Fellow. Chaudhary is one of 20 recipients chosen for their commitment to their communities and the potential for sustainable impact in their work. Through the Roddenberry Fellowship, BISR will receive […]

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BISR 2017 Year in Review

Dear Friends of the Brooklyn Institute, Last year at this time, amid concerns about growing social, economic, and political crises, BISR outlined an ambitious plan to expand our unique model of community-based education. We believe that creating spaces for informed, critical inquiry is essential for a humane and democratic society. Over the last twelve months, […]

BISR Network Pedagogy Summits

Last week, we held “pedagogy summits” at our new BISR Network centers in Cincinatti, Ohio and Detroit, Michigan. This was the first chance for our new regional directors Angela Erisman and Stefany Golberg to sit down in person with Executive Director Ajay Singh Chaudhary and new, local BISR faculty and friends. We workshopped pedagogical strategies, […]

BISR Network: An Interview with Stefany Anne Golberg and Angela Roskop Erisman

As part of our mission to integrate rigorous but accessible scholarly study into the everyday lives of working adults, we have spent all Winter working to develop a new program in the Midwest, focusing in particular on urban, suburban, and rural areas whose social fabric has been stretched by economic insecurity, demographic change, and racial […]

Day-of-Learning: The Fire that Lit the Nation

The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research is proud to announce its next Day-of-Learning event which will take place on Saturday, May 13th at the Workmen’s Circle. Join us and BISR faculty and historian Jude Webre as we examine one of New York City’s defining events and its contemporary legacy. The Fire That Lit the Nation: The Triangle […]

Moving Forward: Education is Part of the Answer

Dear Friends of the Brooklyn Institute, BISR has spent the last five years building a new model of critical education and scholarship interwoven into the everyday lives of working adults. We currently serve well over a thousand students annually in New York City, Jersey City, and Philadelphia. In the wake of this deeply troubling election […]

Post-Election Statement

Dear Friends of the Brooklyn Institute, In response to the outpouring of anxiety, concern, and fear that we’ve witnessed with the outcome of this election season, we want to affirm that the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research remains committed to creating inclusive spaces for critical education. Now more than ever, we believe that expanding access […]

BISR Frankfurt School Raffle!

The Brooklyn Institute is coming to Philadelphia! To celebrate this momentous occasion, we are incredibly excited to launch the Brooklyn Institute Frankfurt School raffle. If you live in or around Philadelphia, sign-up for the the Brooklyn Institute Philadelphia mailing list by November 20th  and you will be entered in the raffle. The winner will receive a Brooklyn […]

Official BISR Statement on Bollyn Event at the Brooklyn Commons

As an organization committed to scholarly rigor and critical dialogue, the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research is dismayed that The Brooklyn Commons proceeded with an event last night featuring Christopher Bollyn, a noted white nationalist, anti-Semite, and conspiracy theorist. It has become increasingly evident that our institutional mission does not align with that of The […]

A Letter From Ajay

The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research does not espouse an official political ideology. We are a scholarly organization and house a wide variety of viewpoints. That said, speaking in my personal capacity as the Institute’s Founding Director, there is a type of critical politics that emerges from the work we do – which is often […]