Library Talks Series: Prof. Dirk DE SCHUTTER on the political theory of Hannah Arendt


Monday 17.02.20
20:00 to 21:45


Room A
Paul Henri Spaak building
Dijver 11
8000 Bruges

On Monday 17 February 2020, students and citizens of Bruges attended an evening lecture as part of the in October 2019 newly launched Library Talks Series. The idea being to put our new Promotion Patron Hannah Arendt in the spotlight. The second lecture titled: "The political theory of Hannah Arendt. Why her thinking is still relevant for today's politics",腾达娱乐 focused on different insights of Arendt's political thought as totalitarianism, democracy and the importance of public debate, terrorism, human rights, the nation and national sovereignty. 

Our guest speaker for this educational and insightful evening was Professor Dirk DE SCHUTTER, who studied literature and philosophy at the KU Leuven and Georgetown University in Washington D.C and was a full professor until 1 October 2015 at KU Leuven (Campus Brussels) and University of Antwerp. He translated several works by Hannah Arendt into Dutch and publishes articles on 19th and 20th century philosophy and literature.  Our audience, consisting of around 40 students and local citizens, had the opportunity to raise their critical questions. 

One of the goals of the Library Talks Series腾达娱乐, besides the focus on the ideas and life of Hannah Arendt, is to lead people from outside the College of Europe to the impressive collection of books and electronic resources on European integration available in our Library and European Documentation Centre. 

For more information, please contact roselien.van_loocke [at] (Roselien VAN LOOCKE) 

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