As the world's most expansive home for bold and risky humanities thinking about our political world inspired by the spirit of Hannah Arendt, the Hannah Arendt Center offers members the opportunity to engage with the world through an Arendtian perspective.
All are welcome to sign up to receive our weekly Amor Mundi newsletter, while members enjoy free attendance at our Annual Conference, a seat in our Virtual Reading Group and access to our lectures and podcasts.
Your membership includes you in a community of thinkers who believe that reading and thinking with and through Hannah Arendt is an essential way to make sense of our modern world. You will receive weekly publications and features, including our Quote of the Week essays, Clip of the Month videos, and our new podcasts, as well as Amor Mundi, our Sunday morning newsletter, highlighting the best essays and commentaries and offering commentary inspired by Hannah Arendt’s work. Members also enjoy free access to our conferences and events, a trove of video content from our past events, and at the $100 level, receive our annual Hannah Arendt Center Journal.Join Us
Hannah Arendt considered calling her magnum opus Amor Mundi: Love of the World. Instead, she settled upon The Human Condition. What is most difficult, Arendt writes, is to love the world as it is, with all the evil and suffering in it. And yet she came to do just that. Loving the world means neither uncritical acceptance nor contemptuous rejection. Above all it means the unwavering facing up to and comprehension of that which is.
Every Sunday, The Hannah Arendt Center Amor Mundi Weekly Newsletter will offer our favorite essays and blog posts from around the web. These essays will help you comprehend the world. And learn to love it.Subscribe to Amor Mundi
11th Annual Fall Conference, Citizenship and Civil DisobedienceThe 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 conjunction with the conference, the center sponsors an annual student competition. Learn more about this year's conference.
Virtual Reading GroupA community of Arendt Center members from around the world, our Virtual Reading Group meets monthly to read and discuss essays and books by Hannah Arendt. Each Virtual Reading Group session focuses on either a stand-alone essay or an excerpt from a book. Participants receive in advance a short video lecture on the reading by Arendt Center Director Roger Berkowitz. The lecture is designed to make the reading accessible and to raise questions for discussion. We then meet online for a vibrant discussion of Arendt’s writing and its contemporary relevance.