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New Directors/New Films festival 2019 MoMA 11 West 53 Street New York, NY 10019 The Walter Reade Theater 165 W. 65th Street New York, NY 10023
Mar 27
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A Night of Philosophy and Ideas 2018

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Brooklyn Public Library will co-present A Night of Philosophy and Ideas 2018, a sunset-to-sunrise event bringing philosophers, musicians, artists, and authors from around the world together with the Brooklyn and Greater New York community through a series of conversations and performances from 7pm to 7am on January 27–28, 2018 at the historic Central Library at Grand Army Plaza.

Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of transformational student-led protests around the world, A Night of Philosophy and Ideas 2018 will explore how collective action can inform public affairs and daily life, and motivate national and international change.

Throughout the night and into the early morning, philosophers will present topics and debate ideas on a wide range of issues, those both timely and timeless, including the dilemma series, interactive sessions which will engage participants in discussions about the everyday philosophical quandaries we all face.

Established French and international philosophers scheduled to speak throughout the 12-hour night include Abdennour Bidar, Geneviève Fraisse and Cynthia Fleury. Not limited to lectures, the Night of Philosophy will also include a performance by acrobats from Company XY, a screening of the acclaimed Holocaust documentary, Shoah; concerts, and a philosophical breakfast as the sun rises. 

For more information and updates on A Night of Philosophy and Ideas 2018, visit the offical site and sign up on Facebook


Achille Mbembe opens A Night of Philosophy and Ideas 2017

A Night of Philosophy and Ideas 2017