NBH will speak at the Bard College’s 11th Annual International “Citizenship and Civil Disobedience” Conference, at the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities!

“Across the United States, the tradition of American civil disobedience is being reinvigorated as a form of mass citizenship. At the same time, this turn toward civil disobedience reveals a fraying consensus on issues such as economic and racial equality, social discrimination, immigration, and the uses of American power abroad. Hannah Arendt argued that civil disobedience succeeds when it expresses new ideas that inspire the majority and was critical of political movements that failed to transform protest into a political revolution.

The Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College’s 11th annual international conference invites leading scholars, activists, and writers to explore questions of citizenship and civil disobedience, and discuss if and how today’s movements and acts of civil disobedience can create a new meaningful politics in America.”

The two-day conference, “Citizenship and Civil Disobedience,” takes place from Thursday, October 11 to Friday, October 12 in Olin Hall, on Bard’s Annandale-on-Hudson campus. 

You can find out more about the content of the conference and featured speakers here

The Bard College is private liberal arts college in Annandale-on-Hudson, a hamlet in New York, United States. It is here, that the Arendt Center department sits, where it cares for and made the Hannah Arendt Library available with nearly 5000 books from Hannah Arendt’s personal library, many with marginalia and notes.