Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research (BISR) is an independent academic orga­nization founded in 2011. Its mission is to extend liberal arts education and research beyond the borders of the traditional uni­versity, supporting community education needs and opening up new possibilities for scholarship in the 21st century. Every season BISR offers a new series of theory courses at the Goethe-Institut, with a focus on critical thinking in the German philosophical tradition.

All BISR courses are four-week seminars taught by their collabora­tive, interdisciplinary faculty and capped at 20 students each. Enrollment is through BISR directly.