Reason in Politics: Lawrence Lessig interviews John GastilOn his podcast Another Way, Larry Lessig spoke with John Gastil of the McCourtney Institute for Democracy. They discussed the polarized media landscape and specific steps we can take to improve deliberation, understanding, and the use of reason. Gastil's book, Hope for Democracy, tells the story of the Citizens' Initiative Review in Oregon.
Podcast in Print: Revitalizing Democracy Through Citizen AssembliesA transcript of the open remarks from the Amor Mundi Podcast episode 10: “Revitalizing Democracy Through Citizen Assemblies.” It features the Arendt Center’s founder and director, Roger Berkowitz, and Jonas Kunz, cofounder of the Bard Institute for the Revival of Democracy through Sortition giving a talk and leading a discussion over Zoom.
Revitalizing Democracy Through Citizen AssembliesThis is episode 10, “Revitalizing Democracy Through Citizen Assemblies.” It features the Arendt Center's Founder and Director Roger Berkowitz and Jonas Kunz, co-founder of the Bard Institute for the Revival of Democracy Through Sortition, giving a talk and leading a discussion over Zoom. The talk was organized by Lawrence Davis-Hollander and the Scoville Memorial Library and took place on Saturday, April 18, 2020.
The Rule of NobodyThis is episode 9, “The Rule of Nobody,” It features the Arendt Center's Founder and Director Roger Berkowitz in a Zoom conversation with Philip K. Howard, lawyer and activist. Howard has written five books including “The Death of Common Sense” and “The Rule of Nobody,” a reference to Hannah Arendt’s description of bureaucratic rule. He also started Common Good, a nonpartisan...
How to Think About ChangeThis is episode 8, “How to Think About Change” It features the Arendt Center's Founder and Director Roger Berkowitz in a Zoom conversation with both Chiara Ricciardone- a political thinker, and the Klemens von Klemperer Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College, and with Micah White- Activist, co-creator of Occupy Wall Street, and author of The End of Protest. Ricciardone and White are married and co-founders of the Activist Graduate School.
The Thrill of DemocracyThis is episode 7,”The Thrill of Democracy.” It features the Arendt Center's Founder and Director Roger Berkowitz in conversation with Olivia Guaraldo, a political thinker, Professor of Political Thought, and Director of the Hannah Arendt Center at the University of Verona in Italy.
Amor Mundi Podcast Special Series, Thinking the Plague: Thinking in Dark TimesThis is episode 6,”Thinking in Dark Times.” It features the Arendt Center's Founder and Director Roger Berkowitz and Samantha Hill, Assistant Director of the Hannah Arendt Center, in a wide-ranging conversation about thinking during the time of the plague.
Amor Mundi Podcast Special Series,Thinking the Plague: Looking in the MirrorThis is episode 5,” Looking In the Mirror.” It features the Arendt Center's Founder and Director Roger Berkowitz in conversation with Jerome Kohn, a political thinker, the literary executor for Hannah Arendt, and the editor of many volumes of Arendt’s posthumous works including “Thinking Without a Bannister,” “The Jewish Writings,” “Essays in Understanding,” and Responsibility and Judgment.”
Podcast: Living with Honor, part of our special series: Thinking the PlagueRoger Berkowitz speaks with Uday Mehta, Distinguished Professor at the City University of New York.
Arendt, Freedom, and Protest
Arendt Center Founder and Director Roger Berkowitz speaks with Toby Buckle in the Political Theory Podcast on Arendt’s idea of freedom and protest. The conversation includes discussions of constitutionalism, lottery-based citizen assemblies, the revitalization of democracy, and the basic question of “What we are fighting for?”