Summit X Dinner Session


7:30PM – 9:30PM


Hosted by Ajay Singh Chaudhary, Rebecca Ariel Porte, Alyssa Battistoni, Raphaële Chappe


Note: Brooklyn Institute for Social Research is ADA accessible, and the dinner will be seated.

To individually experience food—to not only eat, digest, and thereby subsist on it, but also to procure, recommend, cook, share, and produce it—is to necessarily involve oneself in a web of productive, cultural, and political relations. To think about food, then, is to necessarily think about the various “spheres” of human experience—the individualistic sphere; the cultural sphere; the economic sphere; the political sphere—and consider their scope and boundaries, autonomy, causal relations, and relative weight.
Join Brooklyn Institute for Social Research faculty members for dinner and a discussion on the intersection of food, aesthetics, and politics. Your dinner hosts will be serving vegan, vegetarian, and meat-based options, catered by a beloved Jackson Heights restaurant.
Ajay Singh Chaudhary is the Executive Director of the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research and Core Faculty member who specializes in social and political theory.
Raphaële Chappe is a political economist, Fellow with the Open Society Foundations, and a Core Faculty Member at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, an interdisciplinary teaching and research institute.
Rebecca Ariel Porte is a member of the Core Faculty at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, where she teaches a spectrum of courses in literature, philosophy, and theory across centuries, cultures, and canons.
Alyssa Battistoni is an Associate Faculty member of the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, where she researches social and political theory, political economy, environmental politics, feminist theory, science studies, and the history of political thought. or, and writer whose multidisciplinary practice address the issues of cultural branding and its distribution in globalized art-world.

Summit X Dinners are only open to Summit attendees and require advance registration and an additional ticket. All dinners are $20 to attend.
Jay Street Metrotech – A, C, F, R (wheelchair accessible)
Borough Hall – 2, 3, 4, 5 (wheelchair accessible)