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2 classes in-person in Washington DC have spots left, and 13 classes live online are available.

Training Certificate Program

American Management Association @ 2345 Crystal Dr , Arlington, VA 22202

Our training for trainers program: how to build confidence and engage your audience The training field can change fast, which makes training for trainers crucial. New methodologies. New discoveries about the way adults learn. Changing expectations from trainees—and from your company. Our training the trainer courses give you the practical platform skills and confidence you need to succeed. This powerful seminar puts the latest trends and techniques...

Wednesday Sep 13th, 9am–4:30pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)

$2,695

3 sessions

How to Meet and Connect with Women (3-Day Bootcamp)

Craft of Charisma

This bootcamp is an intensive program designed to help a man learn how to approach women, start conversations, and set up a dates. The program includes lecture, role-play, infield practice, and real time feedback from some of the world's top dating coaches. Day 1: Evening Session 1 Understand and overcome your fears: We start by explaining the causes of approach anxiety, answering your questions, and then working with you to understand and confront...

Friday Jul 28th, 7:30–11:30pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)

$4,000

3 sessions

Philosophy of History

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Does history have a direction, a purpose, or an end goal? Can we deduce general historical patterns from studying the past? Is it naïve to hope and work for a better future? From the Enlightenment to the twenty-first century, liberal, Marxist, positivist, and post-structuralist thinkers have offered radically different responses to these fundamental questions related to the philosophy of history. This course will survey these attempts to grapple...

Tuesday Jul 11th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

$335

4 sessions

Weekly Torah Portion, Gleanings from the Torah

92nd Street Y

Back by popular demand! Join Abby Eisenberg for a weekly exploration of community, character and sanctity — elemental themes of the Torah. Throughout the year, we’ll consider texts that both challenge and inspire us as we read our sacred ancient words while gleaning modern meaning and relevance for our lives today.

Wednesday May 31st, 8–9pm Eastern Time

Narcissism: Pathology, Culture, and Politics

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Do we live in an “Age of Narcissism,” or has vanity been with us always? Is narcissism necessarily pathological, or is it a structural feature of human subjectivity in general? Is narcissism a diagnostic concept, a moral problem, or a little bit of both at once? Are we all “narcissists”—or is it just you? In this course, we’ll consider the origins of narcissism as a clinical concept alongside its function as a polemical term in modern...

Sunday Jun 11th, 2–5pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

$335

4 sessions

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Bollywood: Art, Culture, and Hegemony

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

The largest film industry in the world is located not in Hollywood but in “Bollywood,” its yearly film output nearly doubling that of the United States. As it increasingly encroaches on the Western cultural imaginary, Bollywood plays an already titanic role in India—as a site of creative ferment, economic power, and nationalist and ideological myth-making. If Bollywood once emphasized Indian cultural pluralism, today Indian national cinema...

Monday Jun 5th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

$335

4 sessions

Georg Lukács: Consciousness and Revolution

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Written at the crest of the revolutionary wave sparked by the cataclysm of World War I and the 1917 Russian Revolution, Georg Lukács’ History and Class Consciousness stands as one of the most influential Marxist texts of the 20th century. Though suffused with the revolutionary spirit of its time, History and Class Consciousness nevertheless attempts to take stock of the failure of revolutions in Germany (both in Berlin and...

Wednesday Jun 7th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

$335

4 sessions

Feminist Economics: An Introduction

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Traditional economic thinking posits a frictionless universe of rational actors, profit-pursuing firms, and the harmonious equilibrium of supply and demand. What’s lost in this sanitized picture of economy is any recognition of the hierarchies that not only shape economic behavior and opportunity, but also, at the root, make capitalist economy exploitative and unequal—chief among these, gender relations. Often falling upon women are the tasks...

Wednesday Jun 7th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

$315

4 sessions

Antonio Gramsci: Prison Notebooks

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

At Antonio Gramsci’s 1928 trial, the prosecutor famously demanded, “we must stop this brain working for twenty years!” Despite being imprisoned in rather brutal conditions by Mussolini’s fascist government, this goal was not achieved. Gramsci would produce, in the notes, scraps, fragments, commentaries, and essays, that constitute his so-called prison notebooks, his most famous thinking. Although the work covers tremendous ground—from...

Tuesday Jul 11th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

$335

4 sessions

The Incredible Women of the Bible

92nd Street Y

Rabbi Samantha Frank’s The Incredible Women of the Bible The women of the Bible are complex, crafty, and sometimes mysterious. Together, we’ll explore a few of their stories and consider what lessons we can learn for our lives today. Come with a sense of open inquiry! No prior Jewish study required — all genders welcome.

Monday Jun 5th, 1–2:15pm Eastern Time

Queering Fanon: Colonialism, Gender, and Sexuality

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

The writings of Martiniquean-born psychiatrist and philosopher Frantz Fanon have been central to many treatments of the problem of decolonization, whether approached through anti-colonial liberation, or through his related analysis of psychological racialization. Fanon’s formation in psychoanalysis, his political critique of mental illness and his approach to the practice of psychiatry—as well as his creative interpellation of Freudian ideas...

Monday Jun 5th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

$335

4 sessions

Jean Paul Sartre: Being and Nothingness

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

For Jean-Paul Sartre, the fundamental philosophical problem of the modern age was how to respond to Friedrich Nietzsche’s dictum: god is dead, and so is, as a consequence, traditional western conceptions of morality, justice, and truth itself. In the cafes of occupied and post-war Paris, Sartre and his cohort of fellow existentialists attempted to meet Nietzsche’s challenge: to reimagine the basis of morality and value in a godless world. Very...

Thursday Jul 13th, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

$335

4 sessions

Heidegger/Arendt: Philosophy, Influence, and Being

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Hannah Arendt and Martin Heidegger’s love affair is perhaps the most well-known, if not notorious, in modern Western letters. But, putting the more intimate aspects aside, how can we understand the intellectual connection, sometimes ardent, sometimes ambivalent, sometimes hostile that tied the two together for the majority of their adult lives—even after Heidegger’s turn to Nazism? In this course we will explore the affinities and differences...

Sunday Jun 11th, 2–5pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

$335

4 sessions

What it Means to See: Susan Sontag and Roland Barthes

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Fascinated by its uncanny power and difference, both Roland Barthes and Susan Sontag dealt continuously with the nature and meaning of photography throughout their writing lives. Their engagement culminated in two works, published just a few years apart, which continue to tower over contemporary photographic theory: Sontag’s On Photography and Barthes’s Camera Lucida. Beyond their immersion in post-war French theory, both writers shared a view...

Wednesday Jul 12th, 7–10pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

$335

4 sessions

Training Certificate Program

American Management Association

Our training for trainers program: how to build confidence and engage your audience The training field can change fast, which makes training for trainers crucial. New methodologies. New discoveries about the way adults learn. Changing expectations from trainees—and from your company. Our training the trainer courses give you the practical platform skills and confidence you need to succeed. This powerful seminar puts the latest trends and techniques...

Monday Jun 12th, 11am–5pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

$2,695

4 sessions

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Nutshell Studies Lecture

Smithsonian American Art Museum @ 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20006

Join Bruce Goldfarb from the Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for a lecture on the miniature world of the Nutshell Studies. Bruce shares insights into the part these dioramas played in advancing the field of forensics and explains their necessary role in training future investigators.

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The Final Stop Artist Talk

Smithsonian American Art Museum @ 750 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Artist Rick Araluce discusses his installation The Final Stop, which transforms a 2,300 square-foot gallery at the Renwick into an abandoned subway platform, creating the illusion of an eerie subterranean world. He describes the details he incorporates into his large-scale works and explains his intense engagement with materials.

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Art in Context: Japan

IA&A at Hillyer @ 9 Hillyer Court NW, Washington, DC 20008

Join International Arts & Artists (IA&A) for Art in Context: Japan, a panel discussion on Japanese and Japanese-American culture, identity, and the broader conditions impacting creative work and partnerships. Panelists include Kei Ito, a visual artist whose exhibition Only What We Can Carry is currently on view at IA&A at Hillyer, and Laurel Lukaszewski, an installation and sculpture artist and director of White Point Studio. Additional...

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Crime Scene Conservation

Smithsonian American Art Museum @ 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20006

Explore the Nutshell Studies with objects conservator Ariel O’Connor and learn about the fascinating parallels between art conservation and forensic science. Discover how the condition of the materials might change your interpretation of the clues.

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The Resonance of the Archive: The Use of Civil War

Smithsonian American Art Museum @ 750 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

The Resonance of the Archive: The Use of Civil War Imagery in Contemporary Art Kara Walker’s work recasts imagery from the antebellum South, depicting the brutality of slavery and confronting racist stereotypes. Deborah Willis, professor and chair of the Department of Photography and Imaging at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, discusses Walker’s striking works, expands on the themes of the exhibition, and addresses the need for...

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Hoarding: What It Is and How Can I Help?

McLean Community Center @ 6645 Old Dominion Dr, Virginia, DC 22101

Have you ever wondered what hoarding is? Do you know someone who you think hoards? Would you like to understand what they are thinking and how you can encourage them to improve? We will explore all of this and more in this dynamic and entertaining lecture. 

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Simple Ways to De-Clutter Your Home

McLean Community Center @ 6645 Old Dominion Dr, Virginia, DC 22101

Have you wondered,”From where did all this stuff magically appear?” Do you know how to get rid of it? Would you like to understand how this happens and how to prevent it from happening again? We will explore all this and more in this fun and entertaining lecture.

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Beginner Bridge II

McLean Community Center @ 6645 Old Dominion Dr, Virginia, DC 22101

Beginner Bridge II (MCC) For those who have taken Bridge I. Lecture and play bridge hands. Let's Compete with Overcalls, Responses, Stayman, Weak 2s, Transfers, Unusual NT and more. Taught by Marilyn Golias, ACBL Bridge Club Director/ABTA

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$159

8 sessions

Supervised Bridge Play

McLean Community Center @ 6645 Old Dominion Dr, Virginia, DC 22101

Supervised Bridge Play Class (MCC) For all you experienced bridge players and previous Bridge II participants ? this supervised class is an open class structure which allows you to continue playing bridge. An instructor will be available for questions, but, a lesson plan or lecture will not be provided. This is an open play format. Bridge Play Supervised by Marilyn Golias, ACBL Bridge Club Director/ABTA. 

No upcoming schedules
$159

8 sessions

What to Feed a Living Trust

McLean Community Center @ 6645 Old Dominion Dr, Virginia, DC 22101

You've probably heard about living trusts. Maybe you've even heard that they can avoid probate, save taxes, prevent guardianships and live on long after you?re gone. But, how do you make them live in the first place? Knowing the answer to that question can mean the difference between the perfect estate and utter chaos. Presented for people who already have trusts and for those that have never heard of them. What to Feed a Living Trust? is an informative...

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Before You Write Your Story

The Writer's Center @ 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, MD 20815

Envision your story and discover its meaning before you actually put it on the page. Using pre-writing activities, including storytelling, participants will learn to see their story from different angles. This workshop features active engagement with the elements of Story more than listening to lecture.  At the close of the workshop, participants will have a strong draft, a credible character, and a sense of the story's "aboutness." Bring one...

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Self Care and Nutrition for Dancers: Intro to Ayurveda

Sahara Dance @ 4433 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

Learn fresh health supportive practices to stay vibrant, balanced, and relaxed during the busy holiday season so you can shimmy into the New Year feeling better than ever. Ayurveda is a system of managing health that is tried and true, based on simple principles that honor innate physical make-up and personality traits. The ancient Indian “Science of Longevity” is a practical method of self-care which includes dietary and behavioral changes customized...

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Public Speaking Bootcamp

General Assembly @ GA Washington D.C. (Remote Online), Washington, DC 00000

Utilize skills and tactics by entertainers such as improvisers and actors to elevate your public speaking performance, forget the fear, and learn to love the spotlight! Public speaking is the most common #1 phobia in today's society, and at the same time, our abilities to strongly represent ourselves are becoming more and more of a priority. Whether we are job interviewing, pitching our startup, actively networking, or needing to lead a presentation...

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