Testimonials

quotemarks[Below are some comments we’ve received from seminar participants. Those without a name requested to remain anonymous or just didn’t explicitly assent to going public.]

Glenn’s classes are a dose of much needed cognitive dissonance, where my habits of thought are shown the irreverence they deserve, and provide rich grist for strange new ways of thinking and living in the world. —Chad C.IMG_0293

I was very happy to accept Glenn Wallis’s invitation to facilitate a Incite Seminar. The participants he brings together were insightful and open to discussion. The opportunity to work with learners outside of the cynicism of the university system was a real gift.
—Anthony Paul Smith

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Incite Seminars is nothing short of visionary! Bringing hard-hitting philosophy out from the ivory tower and into the public sphere is a project that is at once deeply democratic and potentially revolutionary. Incite Seminars is building an intellectual community that cuts across the usual social divisions, and that has the potential to radically disrupt the status quo. These have truly been some of the most vital conversations I’ve ever been engaged in.” —Pierce Salguero

I took many of Glenn’s classes while I was a student at the Won Institute.  They were some of the most valuable courses of my graduate experience. A class with Glenn doesn’t just feel like another academic transaction, it’s a human experience. He is a teacher who wants people to think for themselves, to transgress institutionalized ideologies, to question one’s own assumptions. Importantly for me, his classes are also fun. I was used to stuffy undergrad philosophy lectures. Glenn’s classes always consist of robust dialogue and creative source texts. I would often leave classes bustling with creative energy and new ideas. Highly recommend Incite Seminars!  —Michael Keane

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The seminar I took with Gabriel Rockhill was incredible on so many levels. It freed me up to discuss French theory outside of the super competitive environment of my Ph.D. program. The really interesting mixture of people was so unusual. The whole experience was genuinely liberating.

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I have taken several classes at the Won Institute and two Incite Seminars with Glenn Wallis.  Without exception, they were stimulating, provocative, engaging, and fun. Interacting with interesting people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences was immensely rewarding.  Glenn is a gifted teacher who knows how to keep the creative and intellectual juices flowing. If you are interested in in-depth explorations of the human experience, Incite Seminars is for you! —Alan Seltzer

IMG_0134Akilesh Ayyar brought incredible intelligence and freshness to the old system of Vedanta. As someone who is skeptical of “spirituality,” I was surprised to come away so inspired. Akilesh’s Harvard Law School and psychoanalytic training really wreaked havoc on my expectations! —John

Glenn’s insight brings new light to old themes. His teaching style is akin to performance art.
—Larry Denenberg

I feel myself again and again drawn to the Incite Seminars project because it’s utterly unique. There’s a seminar on almost every question or theme that a humanities junkie like myself finds themselves dwelling on. There is direct access to facilitators who have spent their lives and careers pursuing knowledge, and there’s always an enriching openness to the dialogue. I appreciate most of all the approach of the Seminars—there’s no shying away from or blushing over asking the grand questions of being a human and addressing the great concerns of our time.
—Nicholas Coletta