2011 Meeting

The fifth independent conference for the Hannah Arendt Circle was hosted by the Department of Philosophy and the Don Shula Program in Philosophy at John Carroll University in Cleveland, OH, April 8-10, 2011.




Dolan Science Center Reading Room (on the JCU campus)



Panel One: Arendt and Being Human


Session Chair: Stephen Bloch-Schulman

                        Elon Univeristy

                        Hannah Arendt Circle Coordinator


The Right of the Rightless

Alastair Hunt
Portland State University


Between Public and Private: Navigating the Jewishness of Hannah Arendt

Deborah Galaski
The University of Virginia



Panel Two: On Judgment


Session Chair: Cassie Striblen
                        West Chester University


‘Solidarity’ and Reflective Judgment      

Matthew Wester        

Miami University, Ohio


The Existential Dimension of Hannah Arendt's Conception of Political Judgment

Amy L. Shuster
University of Minnesota, Duluth

Panel Three: Arendt and the Other


Session Chair: Gail Presbey

                        University of Detroit Mercy


Genocide and Sexual Atrocities: Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem and Karadzic in New York

Natalie Nenadic
University of Kentucky


Hannah Arendt on Attending to the Other(s) Within and Without

Jennifer L. Geddes
The University of Virginia


Lunch 1-2:10


Panel Four: Arendt, Pedagogy and Education

2:15-3:25 and 3:35-4:45

Session Chair: Dianna Taylor

                        John Carroll University


Arendt, the Classroom, and the Crisis of Offense

 Ada Jaarsma
Mount Royal University

Arendt, Education and Disability: Beginning Something New

Michael Surbaugh

University of Oklahoma



A Defense of Arendt’s “Reflections on Little Rock” 
Daniel Cole

University of Miami, Ohio


School Days: Arendt and the Idea of the University

Drew Desai
University of Ottawa


Business Meeting: 5-5:45





All panels will be held in the Rodman Hall, Conference Room A (on the JCU campus)


Panel Five: Arendt and the Contemporary World


Session Chair: Wolfhart Totshnig

                        Northwestern University


Loneliness and Language: Arendt and Cavell

Martin Shuster

Hamilton College


“Out of Nowhere”: Hannah Arendt Today

Jennifer Ruth
Portland State University


Panel Six: Arendt and Love


Session Chair: Gaye Demiryol

                        Yale University


Amor Mundi and the Freedom of the Beautiful

Jim Josefson

Bridgewater College


Justin Knight

Independent scholar


Arendt’s Prejudice Against Charity

Joshua Miller

Morgan State University


A world en miniature? Reflections on Hannah Arendt´s Concept of Love

Tatjana Noemi Tömmel

University of Frankfurt