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2018 ICSI Public Lecture: Richard J. Bernstein

Monday, June 11, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Johnson/Kaplan Auditorium 63 5th Ave

The Institute for Critical Social Inquiry will open part of its programming to the public – a series of lectures taught by this Summer's faculty cohort of Richard J. Bernstein (NSSR), Nilüfer Göle (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales), and Jean and John Comaroff (Harvard University).

Richard J. Bernstein's lecture is entitled "Arendt: Political Responsibility and Judgement". 

This lecture will demonstrate how Arendt's personal responses to critical situations and her reflections on responsibility and judgement interweave. It focuses on her decision to escape Germany illegally in 1933, her years in Paris, her call for an international Jewish army to fight Hitler, her break with Zionism, and her reflections on Adolf Eichmann's responsibility for his "monstrous deeds." These incidents provoked her thinking about the urgency of political responsibility and for the necessity of exercising judgment. 

About the Institute:
The Institute for Critical Social Inquiry (ICSI) is designed to provide advanced graduate students and junior faculty from around the world with the opportunity to spend one week at the New School’s campus in Greenwich Village working closely with some of the most distinguished thinkers shaping the course of contemporary social inquiry. Each of these scholars will teach a week-long seminar on a foundational thinker or topic of contemporary concern in a series of hands-on, intensive, and intimate sessions.

Sponsored by The New School for Social Research.

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