“Arendt, Israel, and the Contemporary Relevance of the Eichmann Controversy” with Professor Michael Weinman

The Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies hosted a book talk featuring renowned Professor Michael Weinman on March 16th. Professor Weinman discussed his recently released book, Hannah Arendt and Politics, which argues that Arendt’s thinking about Zionism and the modern state of Israel has everything to do with the furious and sometimes demonizing reception Eichmann in Jerusalem and its author faced upon initial publication.

This event was made possible thanks to the generous co-sponsorship of the Jewish Cultural Endowment, the Institute on Culture, Religion, & World Affairs, the Graduate Program of Religion Student Association, and the Department of Religion.

About the Speaker: Michael Weinman is a Professor of Philosophy at Bard College Berlin and a Visiting Professor at the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University. He is the author of five books, including The Emergence of Illiberalism and The Parthenon and Liberal Education.