2014 Meeting

21-22nd March, 2014

Stony Brook University,

Manhattan Campus

101-113 East 27th Street

New York City

Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and the Graduate School

at Stony Brook University

Thursday, March 20

9 pm Informal gathering for drinks at The Black Duck, the bar/restaurant attached to the Park South Hotel, 124 East 28th Street, New York, NY 10016

Friday, March 21

9:30 am bagels, coffee

10 - 12:00: Anger, Action and Revolution

Moderator: Eduardo Mendieta

Passion, Principle, and the Arendtian Politics of Anger

Juman Kim

“I Will and I Can:” Arendt on the Role of the Will in Political Action

Wout Cornelissen

Contested Sovereignty: Revolution and Freedom in Hannah Arendt and Frantz Fanon

Tal Correm


1:30 - 2:50 Science and Technology

Moderator: Anne O’Byrne

How did the telescope lead us to Earth Alienation? An account from Hannah Arendt’s The Human Condition

Daniel Ucko

An Oblique Complement: Hannah Arendt’s Scientific Engagement

Alexis Turner

3:00 - 4:20: Beyond identity

Moderator: Cara O’Connor

Unfinishedness, Natality, and Student Democracy: Paulo Freire and Hannah Arendt on Education and Politics

Caitlin Hewitt-White

The Reluctant Feminism of Hannah Arendt

Julia Honkasalo

4:30 - 5:50: International Issues I

Moderator: Philip Nelson

Becoming Enfranchised: Hannah Arendt, Historical Memory, and the Haitian Revolution

Jennifer Gaffney

The New Statelessness: Hannah Arendt on Palestine and “The Price of the Jewish Homeland”

Katherine Howard

6.30 Conference Dinner sponsored by Stony Brook University at The Copper Chimney, 126 E. 28th Street.

Saturday, March 22

9:30 am bagels and coffee

10 - 12:00: Foundations for Politics

Moderator: Kei Hiruta

Confined by society: The Economic Necessity of Arendt’s Social Sphere

Alexendra Shoichet

Arendt, Feminism and Work-Life Balance

Cassie Striblen

The Materiality of Power: Some Thoughts on Arendt

Matthew Lambert


1:00 - 2:20: Political Ontology and the Right to have Rights

Moderator: Karen Robertson

Arendt, Wollstonecraft, and the Rights of Man

Angela Maione

The Right to have Rights: Hannah Arendt, Political Ontology, and Blackness

Calvin Warren

2:30 - 4:30 International Issues II

Moderator: Lisa Stenmark

Hannah Arendt, Totalitarianism, and China After the Cold War

Jennifer Ruth

The Secret of Domination: Arendt's Phenomenology and Genealogy of Secrecy

Seth Binsted

4:30-5:15 pm business meeting

Informal drinks:

Time: 5.45

Location: Desmond’s Tavern, 433 Park Ave South, New York, NY 10016

Entry to Stony Brook Manhattan

Stony Brook Manhattan is located at 387 Park Avenue South on the third floor, between 27th and 28th Streets. The classroom/conference entrance that all students, faculty, and meeting attendees should use is around the corner at 101-113 East 27th Street, just beyond The Devon Shops furniture store. At present, the 387 Park Avenue South lobby is under complete renovation, so all visitors must enter through the classroom/conference entrance. The main phone number for the facility is 646-472-2000.

Getting there

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Amtrak: Penn Station, 34th and 7th Avenue


#6 (Lexington Local) @ Park Ave S. & 28th St.


#34 (34th St. Crosstown)

#23 (23rd St. Crosstown)

M1, M2, M3, M4, M101, M102, M103 (North-South)


A block of rooms have been reserved at Park South Hotel, 124 East 28th Street, New York, NY 10016 Tel: 212.448.0888

Mention “Stony Brook University” or “Anne O’Byrne”

Reservations should be made by calling the Toll-free Number 1-800-315-4642. Reservations must be received by February 05, 2014.

It may be possible for Stony Brook graduate students to host graduate student presenters. If you are interested in this, please contact Anne at anne.obyrne@stonybrook.edu.


A laptop, screen and projector are available in the conference room.