Conferences


The Center's annual conferences are known for bringing together speakers from diverse careers to think in public about the most important issues of our time. Previous conferences have explored the economic crisis, education, surveillance, and privacy. In conjuction with the conference, the center sponsors an annual student competition and a student debate. 

Conferences
Photo Credit: Jessica Chappe, HAC Student Fellow
Thursday, October 10, 2019 – Friday, October 11, 2019

SAVE THE DATE: Racism and Antisemitism

Olin Humanities Building  10:00 am – 6:00 pm
An Open Letter
An Open Letter
An Open Letter on the Hannah Arendt Center’s Inclusion of a Talk by Marc Jongen As Part of the Conference “Crises of Democracy: Thinking In Dark Times.”
Conference Video
Conference Video
“Crises of Democracy: Thinking in Dark Times”

Has representative democracy failed? Find out by watching our recent fall conference.

Student Engagement

In October, a yellow school bus full of Bard High School Early College Students made the trip to Bard College for the Hannah Arendt Center's Human Being in an Inhuman Age Conference. Alex Eaton--videographer, Bard grad, and friend of the Arendt Center--was on the bus with the students and followed them along during the conference. Here is her remarkable video essay of the early college students and their engagement with the conference.


Student Engagement
"Human Beings in an Inhuman Age"
A video essay of a group of Bard High School Early College students' engagement with our 2011 fall conference, "Human Being in an Inhuman Age."
2016 Fall Conference
2016 Fall Conference
REAL TALK: Difficult Questions about Race, Sex and Religion
October 20-21, 2016

Race, Sex, and Religion on Campus