• "Thinking in Dark Times: The Crisis of Democracy" The Hannah Arendt Center's 10th Annual Fall Conference will be held on October 12-13, 2017!
  • In The Press

    In The Press "The real challenge from an Arendtian point of view over the next four years is to insist on the meaning of public discourse and on the importance of public institutions and not allow cynicism to take over." Roger Berkowitz explains in an interview with Deutsche Welle. 
  • Announcing the Free Speech Project: A Student Led Inititative!

    Announcing the Free Speech Project: A Student Led Inititative! Sponsored by the HAC, this student group organizes the Tough Talk Series and Dorm Room Conversations. Want to get involved, click below!
  • Weekly Newsletter

    Weekly Newsletter Amor Mundi is our weekly newsletter & offers our favorite essays and blog posts from around the web. These essays will help you comprehend the world. And learn to love it. A new newsletter is sent out each Sunday. 
  • Monthly Virtual Reading Group

    Monthly Virtual Reading Group Become a member of the Hannah Arendt Center and join our Monthly Reading Group!
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Featured Program: VRG

Featured Program: VRG
Our 12-week series focused on The Origins of Totalitarianism begins Friday, January 20th at 1pm. Participation is FREE for Hannah Arendt Center Members and Bard students. For non-members, please become a member, HERE to sign up & receive monthly invitations to participate. To view the full schedule & more details, click below.

Thinking Trump

Thinking Trump

What Comes After Denial? Thoughts on Donald Trump’s Movement

“In an ever-changing, incomprehensible world the masses had reached the point where they would, at the same time, believe everything and nothing, think that everything was possible and that nothing was true.”

-- Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism