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On Hannah Arendt: Virtual Reading Group - 'What is Authority?'
A virtual reading group in collaboration between Richard Saltoun Gallery and the Hannah Arendt Center to accompany the gallery's year-long exhibition programme 'On Hannah Arendt'.

Led by Roger Berkowitz, Founder and Director of the Hannah Arendt Center, the fourth event in the series will discuss Arendt's essay 'What is Authority?' from her 1968 publication 'Between Past and Future'.

The essay will be introduced by Shai Lavi, Director of the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute and a Professor of Law at Tel Aviv University.

The discussion is held on the occasion of the group exhibition 'What is Authority?' at Richard Saltoun Gallery in London, featuring Lili Dujourie, Everlyn Nicodemus and Lerato Shadi (from 26 April until 22 May 2021).

For more information: https://www.richardsaltoun.com/exhibitions/88-on-hannah-arendt-what-is-authority/overview/

Apr 28, 2021 06:00 PM in London

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Speakers

Roger Berkowitz
Founder and Director @Hannah Arendt Center
Roger Berkowitz is Founder and Academic Director of the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities and Professor of Politics, Philosophy, and Human Rights at Bard College. Professor Berkowitz authored The Gift of Science: Leibniz and the Modern Legal Tradition (Harvard, 2005; Fordham, 2010; Chinese Law Press, 2011). Berkowitz is editor of The Perils of Invention: Lying, Technology, and the Human Condition and co-editor of Thinking in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt on Ethics and Politics (2009), The Intellectual Origins of the Global Financial Crisis (2012) and Artifacts of Thinking: Reading Hannah Arendt's Denktagebuch (2017). His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The American Interest, Bookforum, The Forward, The Paris Review Online, Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, and many other publications. Berkowitz edits HA: The Journal of the Hannah Arendt Center and the weekly newsletter Amor Mundi. He is the winner of the 2019 Hannah Arendt Prize for Political Thought.
Shai Lavi
Director @Van Leer Jerusalem Institute
Shai Lavi is the Director of the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute and a Professor of Law at Tel Aviv University. Professor Lavi earned his first and second degrees in law and sociology at Tel Aviv University and his doctorate in law at the University of California, Berkeley. His area of specialization is the sociology of law and legal theory; he explores bioethical issues from historical and contemporary perspectives, with an emphasis on the use of technology in the beginning of life and at its end. He is also the co-director of the Minerva Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of End of Life, and until 2017 was also the founding director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics – both at Tel Aviv University.