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Posted January 9, 2017

Hannah Arendt Summer Seminar for Teachers

June 25-July 21 at the University of California, Davis

The Political Theory of Hannah Arendt: A Public Intellectual in the Public Square

What: National Endowment for Humanities Seminar for K-12 teachers

This NEH Seminar offers stimulating dialogue for school teachers (K-12) of all disciplines, including history, social studies, philosophy, literature, philosophy, and government. Given the varied responses to the recent election and the documented increase in incidents of hateful speech and other attacks on school campuses and in classrooms across the country, having a space to learn and practice how to engage difficult conversations on controversial subjects is needed now more than ever. Although the seminar emphasizes the analysis of history and political theory, it serves to foster community among school teachers and change-makers interested in practicing and encouraging critical thinking about contested political and ethical issues framed by what Hannah Arendt called “the human condition of plurality.”   

The seminar will take place over the course of four weeks at UC Davis, June 25 through July 21, 2017.

When: June 25-July 21. The application deadline is March 1. Successful applicants will be notified of their selection on Friday, March 31, 2017, and they will have until Friday, April 7 to accept or decline the offer. 

Where: University of California, Davis

Who: Director Kathleen Jones, Ph.D., San Diego State University

Guest lecturers: Celia Bland, Bard College; Ada Ushpiz, Israeli filmmaker; Ayten Gundogdu, Barnard College

Information: Marcia Rojas at,


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