Night of Philosophy and Ideas

Stacks of books © iStock/KristinaKosheleva

Join us for an all-night marathon of philosophical debate, performances, screenings, readings, and music. The Brooklyn Public Library and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy co-present a Night of Philosophy and Ideas which features top philosophers from around the world.

The following three German professors are going to give a talk by courtesy of DWIH:

Svea Braeunert
Media Cultures of Drone Warfare: Thinking about the (Un)Seen
Svea Braeunert is the DAAD Visiting Associate Professor in German Studies at the University of Cincinnati. She focuses on modern and contemporary art, media theory, and visual culture. Her publications include a book on 1970s leftwing terrorism and the exhibition catalog “To See Without Being Seen: Contemporary Art and Drone Warfare”.
Languages & Literature Division | 11:30 PM | 30 minutes

Christian Martin
On the Relationship between Majority Decision and Constitutional Norms: a View from Germany
Christian Martin is the Max Weber Visiting Chair in German and European Studies at New York University. When he is not in New York, he is the chair of comparative politics at the University of Kiel, Germany. Martin is interested in backlashes against globalization and has recently published on the successful mobilization of the far-right German party AfD.
Art & Music | 11:30 PM | 30 minutes

Barbara Laubenthal
Facing the Present by using the Past: Immigration and the Politics of Memory
Dr. Barbara Laubenthal is DAAD Adjunct Associate Professor in the department of Germanic Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She previously served as lecturer of public administration in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Konstanz, Germany and as visiting professor for migration and integration at the University of Tübingen, Germany. Her main research fields are immigration policies in Germany and Europe and politics of memory.
History, Biography, Religion Division | 2:00 AM | 30 minutes

Come this way for the full lineup. If you want to see some impressions from last year’s event, follow #NightofPhilosophy.

No registration is necessary to this free event. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, complimentary coffee will be served all night.

Event Information

February 2, 2019, 7:00 PM to February 3, 2019, 7:00 AM

New York
Organizer: Brooklyn Public Library, Cultural Services of the French Embassy


Brooklyn Public Library

Address: Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY