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        The New School for Social Research
        Office of Admission
        79 Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor
        New York, NY 10003
        212.229.5600 or 800.523.5411

        Committee on Liberal Studies
        6 East 16th Street, room 711A
        New York, NY 10003
        Tel: 212.229.2747 ext. 3026
        Fax: 212.229.5473 

        Mailing Address
        79 5th Ave, room 711A
        New York, NY 10003

        Chair: Paul Kottman

        Senior Secretary: Jeff Feld

        Office Hours:
        Monday-Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
        Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

        Student Advisor: Tom Ward

        Advisor Office Schedule

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    • Department of Liberal Studies: Research

      Students in the Department of Liberal Studies rethink the modern world by examining the history of ideas, aesthetics, philosophy, politics, anthropology, media theory, and more. Their research combines theoretical foundations with critical engagement, achieving an in-depth understanding of the global community and our place within it. Recently, their boundary-pushing work has covered topics such as:  

      • Nike and post-modern capitalism
      • Franz Kafka’s and Hannah Arendt’s images of totalitarianism
      • Henri Bergson’s philosophy of time
      • Race and heavy metal
      • Education and identity in Israel
      • Participatory democracy in the twilight of Spain’s 1978 regime
      • The body politic in Walt Whitman’s poetry
      • Celebrity, star-image, and media democracy
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