Non-BC Events and Conferences

The Ethical and Ecological Dynamics of Indigenous Resilience Planning

Speakers: Kyle Pows Whyte and Eric Sanderson
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
CUNY Graduate Center, Room C198 (Basement)

Kyle Pows Whyte (Philosophy, Timnick Chair in the Humanities, Michigan State University) will be discussing "Renewing Relatives: Indigenous Resilience Planning" and Eric Sanderson (Senior Conservation Ecologist, Wildlife Conservation Society) will be speaking on "Indigenous Ecological Patterns of Landscape Resilience in the New York City Region: Past, Present and Future Visionmaking".

These two talks address the importance of indigenous perspectives in making rural and urban areas more ecologically sustainable and socially resilient. Whyte and Sanderson will discuss how current planning practices (from GIS to multistakeholder processes) can benefit from a long view of ecological history and the integration of contemporary indigenous knowledges and practices in the context of municipal, state, national and international planning for climate change that addresses economic inequality and the demands of democracy.

For more information, please view the flier.

Democracy and the Demagogue

Speaker: Jason Stanley (Yale University)
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Starts at 7 p.m.
Information Commons Lab, Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza

Jason Stanley, author of the recently published How Propaganda Works, is joining Brooklyn Public Philosophers (BKPP) to discuss "Democracy and the Demagogue." He will speak about the unhappy relationship between democracy and demagoguery, how candidates play on our baser instincts and what it means for our democracy.

Here is a brief overview of what will be discussed:
From Plato to the present day, the demagogue has been the shadow lurking over democracy, a political system whose values, freedom and equality, combine to make it uniquely susceptible to the demagogue bent on undermining them. I will explain the special threat demagoguery poses to democracy, using examples from the current U.S. election campaign.

Please see the flier for more details.

Existentialism and Romantic Love

Speaker: Skye Cleary, Columbia University
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
7 p.m.
Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza

Brooklyn Public Philosophers (BKPP), the city's first forum for philosophers to discuss their work with a general audience, is back for its third year! On the docket for this semester: Jason Stanley on propaganda, Jennifer Ware on humor, and BKPP's first foray into philosophy for kids.

Starting off the season, Skye Cleary (Columbia University), author of the recently published Existentialism and Romantic Love, joins BKPP to share her work on the subject.

Check out the flyer or Facebook page for more details about this talk.

If you have missed some of the past talks, you are invited to visit the BKPP YouTube channel.