2016 Summer Seminars Institute for Critical Social Inquiry —ICSI | The New School for Social Research, New York

Founded and directed by Ann Laura Stoler, the Institute for Critical Social Inquiry —ICSI at the New School for Social Research offers advanced graduate students and faculty from around the world the opportunity to participate in a weeklong fellowship, during which they work closely with eminent scholars who have shaped how we think today. 

We are excited to announce the following 2016 Summer SeminarsJay M. Bernstein [New School for Social Research] will convene the seminar Of Masters and Slaves: Reading Hegel's Phenomenology, Judith Butler [University of California, Berkeley] will convene the seminar Freud to Klein: Death Drive, Pleasure, Ethics, and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak [Columbia University] will convene the seminar Why Marx Today?

Born of The New School’s historic focus on exploring pressing contemporary issues, the ICSI is designed to cultivate a style of critical inquiry that applies conceptual care and innovation to real-world problems. ICSI provides a rare opportunity for young and seasoned scholars to re-immerse themselves in intensive graduate-level study with leading theorists in morning Master Classes and to workshop their dissertations and book projects in the afternoon. International scholars, especially those in the Global South, are encouraged to apply; scholarships and travel grants are available