Hannah Arendt Center presents:
Judging Eichmann: The Banality of Evil
Monday, December 4, 2017
Museum Of Jewish Heritage, NYC
Program 2 of Explaining Evil: A program series sponsored by the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College and the Museum of Jewish HeritageThis event occurred on: Mon. December 4, 7 pm
On the anniversary of Hannah Arendt's death we will come together to discuss Eichmann and the Banality of Evil. Hannah Arendt covered the trial of Adolf Eichmann for The New Yorker and launched the greatest intellectual firestorm in the city's history. Her five-part essay and the ensuing book Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil are hailed as brilliant accounts of the nature of genocidal evil and condemned for understating Eichmann's monstrosity. An all-star panel of scholars and public intellectuals will discuss the controversy around Arendt's understanding of Eichmann and the importance of her understanding of the banality of evil in the world today.
Leon Botstein, President of Bard College
Seyla Benhabib, Prof Political Science & Philosophy at Yale University
Moderated by Roger Berkowitz, Founder and Academic Director of the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College.
Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
Please visit mjhnyc.org or call 646-437-4202 for more information on pricing, registration, and full details.