As I prepare to announce the summer scholars who will be working on the political theory of Hannah Arendt with me this summer at Bard College, an article in today’s New York Times about the state of public education in the U.S. gave me p..
Just six weeks from today I will be in residence at Bard College, getting ready to welcome the 2012 NEH Summer Scholars with whom I will have the pleasure of working on the political theory of Hannah Arendt for five weeks. We will meet every..
We are ending our fourth week of the NEH seminar on Arendt, held again this summer at Bard College, under the auspices of the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities. Soon, participants will present their research and creative project..
I am delighted to report that I received news from the NEH a few days ago that my application to direct the NEH summer seminar on Hannah Arendt’s political theory has been funded. I will be returning to Bard College’s Hannah Arendt..
Each year, I invite present and past summer scholars to reflect on their NEH Arendt Summer Seminar experiences and, if they choose to, submit a blog posting to share with those who visit this web site. I have been behind on posting some of the..
There is just about one month left to apply to become a summer scholar in the NEH-funded seminar for schoolteachers that I will direct at Bard College’s Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and the Humanities in 2014 on the political theory of ..
After careful deliberation, my committee members and I selected the 2014 Summer Scholars who will study the political theory of Hannah Arendt under my direction this summer at Bard College’s Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and the Huma..
Fifty years ago, Hannah Arendt published her controversial report on the trial of Nazi deportation commander, Adolf Eichmann: Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil. The book put Arendt at the center of a storm of criticism th..
We are now about four weeks away from the start of my NEH Arendt seminar at Bard College’s Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and the Humanities, when I will join 16 other educator/colleagues from across the country for a summer of schola..
This morning’s New York Times carried a report from United Nations refugee agency. António Guterres, head of the agency, noted with alarm that “the number of people displaced by violent conflict hit the highest level since World War II at..