Hannah Arendt and Political Thinking

Samantha Rose Hill with Chiara Ricciardone

Hannah Arendt is one of the most renowned political thinkers of the twentieth century. After World War II, she became one of the most prominent – and controversial – public intellectuals of her time, publishing influential works such as The Origins of Totalitarianism, The Human Condition, and Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil. In this conversation with Chiara Ricciardone, Samantha Rose Hill will explore what Arendt’s writing and biography can teach us about engaging in the work of political thinking. 

Samantha Rose Hill is the assistant director of the Hannah Arendt Centre for Politics and Humanities, visiting assistant professor of Political Studies at Bard College, and associate faculty at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research in New York City. She is the author of two forthcoming books: Hannah Arendt, a biography, and Hannah Arendt’s Poems. She is currently writing a book on loneliness for Yale University Press. You can find her work in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Public Seminar, OpenDemocracy, Theory & Event, Contemporary Political Theory, and The South Atlantic Quarterly. For more information please visit her website: www.samantharosehill.com / twitter.com/samantharhill 

Chiara Ricciardone is a writer and political philosopher currently based at the Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College. She holds a Ph.D. in Rhetoric from U.C. Berkeley and co-founded the Activist Graduate School. She is also U.S. Commissioning Editor for this journal. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband, two young kids, and one expressive cat. chiararicciardone.net / twitter.com/becomingChiara


Monday 28th June

7.00 p.m. (UK time)/2.00 p.m. (EST)