A Night of Philosophy and Ideas (Brooklyn), 2019

A Night of Philosophy and Ideas (Brooklyn), 2019

The annual 12-hour Night of Philosophy and Ideas returns to the Brooklyn Public Library from 7pm on Saturday, Feb. 2nd to 7am on Sunday, Feb. 3rd. As recently reported in the New York Times, the event will take place in five U.S. cities in 2019 (Brooklyn, “Los Angeles (Feb. 1), San Francisco (Feb. 2), Washington (Jan. 31) and Houston (Jan. 26).”)

For more details on the event, visit our calendar listing or the official event website.
RSVPs are not required, but if you’d like to receive updates about the event you ma submit your email address on the event’s “Contact” page.

Several CUNY Philosophers are on the schedule for this year’s event in Brooklyn. See below for a list of sessions led by our alumni, faculty, and current students.


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2

8:00PM

CONCEPTS OF SOCIAL JUSTICE—HUMANITARIAN, RECOGNITIVE & ENVIRONMENTAL
Omar Dahbour [faculty]
History, Biography, Religion Division | 8:00PM to 8:30PM 

10:00PM

TRAVELING WITH GHOSTS: SEEING THE PRESENT THROUGH HISTORICAL MEMORY
Elvira Basevich [alum]
Languages & Literature Division | 10:00PM to 10:30PM

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO FACE THE PRESENT?
Frank M. Kirkland [faculty]
Society, Sciences & Technology Division | 10:00PM to 10:30PM

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3

3:30AM

FUTURE PERFECT? CRISPR & ITS DISCONTENTS
Joanna Smolenski [PhD Candidate]
Languages & Literature Division | 3:30AM to 4:00AM