Events & Lectures

Monday, August 29, 2016

Difficult Questions College Seminar FALL 2016 Course List

Arendt Center  As you think about your Fall Course Registration, we would like to inform you about The Difficult Questions College Seminar being offered through the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities. 

This is a loose collection of courses grouped around the common theme of how we can talk productively and with civility about controversial and often incendiary themes like race, sex, and religion. At its best, college should offer a safe space for asking difficult questions. These courses ask difficult questions and in doing so explore how we can talk to each other across differences and other divides.  While each course is unique, they will share public fora in which students and faculty can come together to talk across our different perspectives. All students in The Difficult Questions College Seminar are required to attend parts of the Hannah Arendt Center 2016 Conference “Real Talk: Difficult Questions About Race, Sex, and Religion.” Both before and after the conference, there will be lectures, reading groups, and discussion groups. These events are open to students participating in the College Seminar courses so that students have the opportunity to talk with other students engaged in parallel but distinct explorations of the overriding question: 

How can college be a safe and inclusive space for asking hard and uncomfortable questions essential to our democracy?

View the full course listing by visiting our website, HERE.

Upcoming Events

Monthly Virtual Reading Group for Hannah Arendt Center Members
Friday, February 6, 2015 – Friday, December 2, 2016
Virtual: BlueJeans Video Conferencing11:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Now Accepting Applications! Paid Fellowships and Student Media Intern positions available during the 16-17 academic year at the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics & Humanities at Bard
Descriptions & How to Apply
Monday, July 18, 2016 – Friday, September 2, 2016
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"What Is Political Protest?" By Professor Christian Volk
Monday, September 12, 2016
Olin, Room 2045:00 pm
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Inauguration: Hannah Arendt Memorial Smoking Porch
Monday, September 19, 2016
Arendt Center4:00 pm
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Visual Attention as Ethical Action:
Tolstoy - Cézanne - Salgado
Thomas Pfau, Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of English, Professor & Chair of Germanic Languages & Literatures, Duke Divinity School
Thursday, October 6, 2016
RKC 1035:00 pm
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"REAL TALK: Difficult Questions about Race, Sex and Religion" October 20-21, 2016
The Hannah Arendt Center Annual Fall Conference
Thursday, October 20, 2016 – Friday, October 21, 2016
Olin Hall10:00 am – 6:00 pm
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A Special Living Room Conversation Panel, Hosted by the New Student-Led Initiative, Dorm Room Conversations
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Campus Center, Multipurpose Room7:00 pm
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Hannah Arendt, James Baldwin,
and the Politics of Kinship
Siobhan Phillips, Associate Professor of English
Dickinson College
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
RKC 1036:30 pm
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HA CIRCLE 2017: Hosted by the Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College
Friday, March 31, 2017 – Saturday, April 1, 2017
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