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Feb
09

The Global Center for Advanced Studies: Update

GCAS has now entered into our fourth calendar year, 2017 and we are stronger and more stable then ever. From 2013, the year of our incorporation until 2017, we have created a unique school committed to debt free, experimental education with leading theorists, writers, artists and philosophers. We have reached more than half a million […]

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Jan
28

Planet of Slums–Reviewed by GCAS Researcher, Khanyile Joseph Mlotshwa

By Khanyile Joseph Mlotshwa.   Davis, M. 2006. Planet of Slums. London and New York: Verso I am researching on the social justice implications of the articulation of migration, urbanisation and media in the representation of black citizenship(s) in post-apartheid South Africa, and how these citizenships are produced in the context of this articulation or these […]

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Jan
07

Prof. Amber Scoon’s Speech in the Wake of the US Election

Prof. Dr. Amber Scoon (GCAS Faculty) delivered a speech at her local community college (Greenfield Community College, a gem in western Massachusetts). The speech was written in response to her students who were really upset after the election.   I come to you all today in order to share stories about the necessity of diversity: […]

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Jan
04

Creating Future Hope–Applied Humanities Program

Four years ago a few intellectuals gathered and brainstormed about how education should help create better futures for the younger generation. What came from that conversation was the birth of The Global Center for Advanced Studies (GCAS). Nearly four years later, this non-profit has provided thousands of hours of free education to the public from some […]

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Jan
02

The Possibility and Promise of Access– Prof. Victor Taylor

by Prof. Victor Taylor Before GCAS was GCAS it was a flurry of academic and intellectual possibilities . . . and still is. At one very early point it was thought of as an “intellectual start-up,” then an “institute” contractually attached to a major US research university. Later, it would be thought of as an […]

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Jan
02

The Possibility and Promise of Access Before GCAS was GCAS it was a flurry of academic and intellectual possibilities . . . and still is. At one very early point it was thought of as an “intellectual start-up,” then an “institute” contractually attached to a major US research university. Later, it would be thought of […]

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Dec
21

James Besse Visits GCAS in Maribor

Yesterday, James Besse came to Maribor, Slovenia for the first time. He had already taken a few seminar courses in psychoanalysis with Prof. Julie Reshe, earlier this year, but now James, like 40 + others, is taking the next step and applying to the MA program in the Humanities at Alma Mater Europaea. We asked […]

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Dec
15

An Interview With Luce Irigaray

Few names register the sheer grandeur and gravitas of that of “Luce Irigaray” who is, in the minds of many, a living legend within contemporary philosophy and feminism. But unlike most philosophers, who remain too timid to live a life based on their ideas, Irigaray risked embodying her intellectual apparatus in the world. She thus […]

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