Spend All Night at the Brooklyn Public Library With Return of ‘A Night of Philosophy and Ideas’


    A night of wide-ranging ideas and discussion is returning to the Brooklyn Public Library.

    Presented by Brooklyn Public Library and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, “A Night of Philosophy and Ideas” features more than 50 speakers and performers from a long list of disciplines. Nobel Prize-winning economist Esther Duflo will deliver the keynote address for the event.

    Others who will be in attendance include the filmmaker and writer Astra Taylor, Latina feminism scholar Mariana Ortega, the Emmy Award-winning television writer/producer and philosopher Eric Kaplan and DJ Spooky, who is scheduled to lead a panel on philosophy and climate change as well as perform. Musical performances will be curated by the team behind Williamsburg venue National Sawdust, and food will be provided by Emma’s Torch.

    The event begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 1 and runs to 7 a.m. on Sunday, February 2. Everything will go down at the BPL’s Central Library at 10 Grand Army Plaza. For more information, including a full list of participants, click here.

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