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The Courage to Be: Tania Bruguera

Ana Bauer, Gemma Godfrey, and Loreli Mojica, HAC student fellows, share their thoughts on Tania Bruguera's visit for our spring 2017 "Courage to Be" Dinner and Lecture Series. Posted on 19 May 2017 | 7:41 am

The Courage to Be: Penny Gill

Claire Harvey, Stefan Stojanov, and Annah Heckman, HAC student fellows, share their thoughts on Penny Gill's visit for our spring 2017 "Courage to Be" Dinner and Lecture Series. Posted on 21 March 2017 | 4:00 pm

Our 2016 100/10 Membership Challenge Contests and Drawings Begin!

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We at the Hannah Arendt Center are very excited about this year’s 100/10 membership challenge, especially all of the contests and drawings we have planned! Posted on 22 July 2016 | 3:17 pm

Amor Mundi 05/29/16

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…Read more Amor Mundi 05/29/16 Posted on 29 May 2016 | 8:00 pm

The Courage to Be: Reverend Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou

Students reflect on Reverend Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou's visit to Bard College to speak at their Courage to Be Lecture Series in February 2016. Posted on 20 April 2016 | 9:00 am

Enlarged Thought in Arendt and Kant

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Arendt focuses on a particular passage in Kant's Critique of Pure Judgment, taking his idea of "enlarged thought" as an "expanded movement of thinking" that provides space for one to reach a more "general standpoint," rather than simply relying on a broad set of knowledge. Posted on 10 March 2016 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 2/28/16

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the danger Donald Trump poses to American democracy, honor students' right to free speech, and much more! Posted on 28 February 2016 | 9:00 pm

Thinking in and through “Emergency”

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Among its accomplishments, Eichmann in Jerusalem reflects on the close relation between language and thinking, especially in moments of emergency. Posted on 28 February 2016 | 8:00 pm

Arendt and The Spirit of Laws

We appreciate the annotations Hannah Arendt made to her copy of Montesquieu's "The Spirit of Laws" in this week's Library feature. Posted on 25 February 2016 | 8:00 pm

Announcing the First Issue of AJPA News

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We are pleased to announce the first issue of AJPA News, the official newsletter of the American Jewish Peace Archive (AJPA). Posted on 24 February 2016 | 8:00 pm