The Paris Institute For Critical Thinking

Creating a public space for education in the humanities and arts, a space for everyone, unregulated by the gatekeepers of traditional higher education.

PICT Manifesto 2021


Join the First 1000!

By joining our First 1000 members, you help PICT to abolish course enrollment fees and increase its open access content!

Courses for Spring 2022 will be announced in February!

All PICT courses are held in person and open to the public regardless of educational background. 


Michael Barry Book Launch

On 10 September 2021, PICT visiting faculty member Michael Barry presented his forthcoming book, Le Cri afghan (“The Afghan Scream”), at a launch event organized

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The Faculty Lounge

The Real Academy in Exile

Image: Ulysses Deriding Polyphemus, J. M. W. Turner (1829) The Real Academy in Exile by David Selim Sayers (Paris, France)1 For Talât Halman The Lost Professorship

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The Faculty Lounge

In America

In America by Sabiha Sertel (Turkish original – Baku, Azerbaijan)by David Selim Sayers and Evrim Emir-Sayers (English translation – Paris, France) Translators’ Introduction SABIHA Sertel

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