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Annual Fall Conference"Crises of Democracy: Thinking In Dark Times" The Hannah Arendt Center's 10th Annual Fall Conference was held on October 12-13, 2017
Tania BrugueraArtist, Tania Bruguera, has been named 2017-2018 National Endowment for the Humanities/Hannah Arendt Center Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College.
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The Courage To Be [CTB] Student Fellows hosted 6 dinners for 70+ students enrolled in the Practice of Courage college seminar courses during the Spring semester, 2017. The fellows were responsible for inviting, hosting, and interviewing our distinguished guests, which included: artist and activist, Tania Bruguera; Chicago activist, Mariame Kaba; and scholar and author, Penny Gill.
Why Arendt Matters: Revisiting The Origins of Totalitarianism
There is always a temptation to rationalize what is happening in politics, to say: this has all happened before. There is a voice in each one of us, wheedling us with common sense, telling us that Trump is simply another instantiation of American populism. That voice is likely correct. But we should be wary of such voices, Arendt warns, for “the road to totalitarian domination leads through many intermediate stages for which we can find numerous analogies and precedents.” Click the link to read the full essay by Roger Berkowitz in the LA Review of Books.
- "Crises of Democracy: Thinking in Dark Times", October 12, 2017 – October 13, 2017
- Post-Truth and Politics: Departing from the Thought of Hannah Arendt, April 29, 2017
- HA CIRCLE 2017: Hosted by the Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College, March 30, 2017 – April 1, 2017