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6:30 p.m.

What role did Jewish scholars play in the history of The New School? How did secular Jewish scholars at The New School conceive of their relationship to Jewish cultural and intellectual traditions? Panelists discuss the legacy of Horace Kallen, Hans Jonas, and Hannah Arendt, as well as Alvin Johnson's creation of the University In Exile.

Panelists include: Richard J. Bernstein, Vera List Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research and author of Hannah Arendt and the Jewish Question; Judith Friedlander, former Dean of the Graduate Faculty and author of Vilna on the Seine: Jewish Intellectuals in France Since 1968; James Livingston, Professor of History at Rutgers University, and the author of Pragmatism, Feminism, and Democracy: Rethinking the Politics of American History; and Elisabeth Young-Bruehl, a distinguished graduate of The New School and the author of Hannah Arendt: For Love of the World.  Moderated by Val Vinokur, Undergraduate Director of Literary Studies and Director of Jewish Studies, Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts. 

For more information, visit Jewish Cultural Studies website

Sponsored by the Jewish Cultural Studies program, Department of Humanities, The New School for General Studies; co-sponsored by Eugene Lang College's Jewish Studies program.


Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor

Free; seating is limited; reservations required by emailing


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