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Amor Mundi: September 4th, 2016

Shakespeare as Teacher Scott Newstok bemoans the way newly entering college students have been cheated by the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act, “which ushered in our disastrous fixation on testing.” He worries that “unrelenting assessment has stunted your imaginations.” In response, he suggests that students open themselves to thinking like Shakespeare. “The most fascinating…Read more Amor Mundi: September 4th, 2016 Posted on 3 September 2016 | 4:34 pm

Amor Mundi 05/15/16

In this week's Amor Mundi, we take a look at the persistence of non-facts in an article by Daniel Egber for Five Thirty Eight, take a peek at the relatively unknown, but important Oulipo movement, consider a Digital Humanities and more... Posted on 15 May 2016 | 8:00 pm

Education Without Authority?

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Education carries a heavy burden for Arendt. As in politics, we declare our love for the world, both or own and the world of future generations. To say that education is in crisis, then, is for Arendt not to lament the fact that “Johnny can’t read.” It is to acknowledge a generalized dissatisfaction with and alienation from the world that has us say to our children, “[i]n this world even we are not very securely at home….You must try to make out as best you can; in any case you are not entitled to call us to account. We are innocent, we wash our hands of you.” Posted on 11 April 2016 | 12:56 am

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

Amor Mundi 2/7/16

In this week's Amor Mundi, we reflect on the definition of public accommodation when it comes to privacy, explore dark web literature, and much more! Posted on 7 February 2016 | 8:01 pm

Now Hiring: Part-Time Research Assistant

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Roger Berkowitz, the Academic Director of the Hannah Arendt Center is looking to hire a Part Time Research Assistant to assist with a book project. Posted on 20 January 2016 | 10:01 pm

Announcing the Winners of Our 2015 Student Opinion Contest!

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Last fall, as part of our eighth annual fall conference, “Why Privacy Matters: What Do We Lose When We Lose Our Privacy?,” we announced a Student Opinion Contest that challenged university and campus students to answer the following question: “Does Privacy Matter in the 21st century?” After reviewing close to 50 submissions, we are pleased…Read more Announcing the Winners of Our 2015 Student Opinion Contest! Posted on 6 January 2016 | 8:00 pm

To Be at Home in the Desert

to be at home in the desert
Being at home in a desert-like landscape brings the danger to lose any real contact with the world and its (other) inhabitants. Posted on 25 October 2015 | 8:00 pm

Amor Mundi 10/18/15

In this week's Amor Mundi, we thank everyone for making "Why Privacy Matters" a huge success, reflect on Steve McQueen's cinematic artistry, and much more! Posted on 18 October 2015 | 8:01 pm

Amor Mundi 10/11/15

In our Amor Mundi, we reflect on snobbery and the end of judgment, celebrate Svetlana Alexievich for receiving the Nobel prize in literature, and much more! Posted on 11 October 2015 | 8:01 pm