Courage To Be ProgramThe student fellows hosted their first Courage Lecture Dinner series with Penny Gill. Click below for more info.
Annual Fall Conference"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
Weekly NewsletterAmor 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 GroupBecome a member of the Hannah Arendt Center and join our Monthly Reading Group!
Featured Program: CTB
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
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.
- HA CIRCLE 2017: Hosted by the Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College, March 30, 2017 – April 1, 2017
- "REAL TALK: Difficult Questions about Race, Sex and Religion" October 20-21, 2016, October 20, 2016 – October 21, 2016
- ‘Thinking Beyond Crisis’ Historical, Artistic and Media Approaches To Contemporary Migration In Europe, May 17, 2016