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  • Annual Fall Conference

    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 Bruguera

    Tania Bruguera Artist, 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.
  • 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

Featured Program
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.
From Left to Right: Ana Bauer, Gemma Godfrey, Tania Bruguera, and Loreli Mojica

Featured Essay

Featured Essay

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.