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Jun
04

What Kind of Student Makes GCAS?

At the end of the day the students compose the life of a school or a university. The student drives the classroom in the present and mold the shape of the evolving discussion in the future. But first things, first: at GCAS we don’t refer to our students as “students” but rather recognize that everyone […]

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May
21

“Liquefying Mixtures” Deleuze lecture, May 22, 6pm

Sunday May 22, 2016 at 6:00pm (New York Time): A free, on-line, and publically open lecture about Gilles Deleuze, entitled “Liquefying Mixtures,” given by Prof. Keith W Faulkner, author of several books on Deleuze and translator of his early work. This will be the last lecture of the second year of The Deleuze Series at […]

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May
09

GCAS Blazing a New Trail

According to Forbes Magazine 90% of new start-ups fail most within the first year. The Global Center for Advanced Studies will soon be celebrating our third year anniversary in August and not only have we not failed, we’ve managed to cracked open a new horizon within education that continues to grow. Of course it wasn’t […]

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Apr
28

How GCAS is Subverting the US Student Debt Crisis

Since the 1980s the corporate profit-making outlook has subverted education. This was first introduced by Ronald Reagan who shifted the idea of education from a public good to an individual investment. By shifting this mind-set from society benefiting from an educated citizenry to individuals buying diplomas, the government began radically cutting funding to universities and […]

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Apr
23

FREE! GCAS Deleuze Series Guest Lecture: Dr. Henry Somers-Hall (Sunday April 24, 1pm EDT)

GCAS Deleuze Lecture Series Directed by Dr. Keith Faulkner On-Line, Live Sunday April 24 at 1PM EDT (New York Time) Guest Lecture by Dr. Henry Somers-Hall Lecture Title: “Depth and the Limits of Phenomenology” Description:  In this lecture, I want to address the apparent absence of the phenomenologist, Maurice Merleau-Ponty from Deleuze’s Difference and Repetition. […]

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Apr
14

Democracy Rising

Last night I attended the Bernie Sander’s rally at Washington Square park and the feeling in the air was similar to the electric feeling when the Greek “leftist” party, Syriza rose to power in January, 2015. When I was in Athens during the Syriza electoral victory people were so overjoyed by the feeling that when […]

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Apr
09

GCAS Vice President Dr Azfar Hussain is interviewed on education and the crisis of capitalism. Interviwed by Rifat Munim and originally published in Dhaka Tribune.

Azfar Hussain is a prominent Bangladeshi theorist, critic, poet, translator and activist who writes in both Bangla and English. He is vice president of the Global Center for Advanced Studies (GCAS) and GCAS Professor of English, World Literature and Interdisciplinary Studies. He is also associate professor of Liberal Studies/Interdisciplinary Studies at Grand Valley State University […]

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Apr
05

Oliver Stone Video of GCAS’ “Democracy Rising” Course, Brooklyn

It was a great honor learning from one of the greatest film directors and public intellectuals, Oliver Stone in the GCAS course, “Democracy Rising” held at The Brooklyn Commons in New York City last October. Here is an edited video of that session.   We invite you to join with our independent school that provides […]

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