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Hannah Arendt, On Truth and Lying in Politics

Phelps 6206 University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

Lecture and discussion with Prof. Susanne Lüdemann (Munich/Rutgers Univ.) Hannah Arendt (1906 –1975) was a German-born American political theorist. She escaped Europe during the Holocaust, becoming an American citizen. Her works offer provocative reflections on the conditions of possibility for political experience, an experience that defines the human condition. Her work is deeply concerned with the […]

Barbara Walker, “Fathers and Sons and the Origins of Cold War ‘Area Studies’ in the United States”

HSSB 4080 4080 Humanities and Social Sciences Building, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

Barbara Walker is Professor of Russian history at the University of Nevada, Reno. She has published on a broad range of historical topics in the area of Russian and Soviet intellectual life and its economic foundations, social organization and culture. More recently, she has branched out to explore the nature of expertise, specifically “information expertise,” […]

Interdisciplinary Conference on “Fallout: Chernobyl and the Ecology of Disaster”

Zoom CA

The interdisciplinary virtual conference Fallout: Chernobyl and the Ecology of Disaster will take place on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 9:00am-4:00pm (Pacific Time, US & Canada), when an international slate of speakers representing a variety of disciplines will share their insights on the 35th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster.    The day before, an associated Carsey-Wolf […]