Roger Berkowitz

United States, 1968

Roger Berkowitz is the Academic Director of the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities and Associate Professor of Politics, Human Rights, and Philosophy at Bard College. He is the author of Leibniz and The Gift of Science and editor of HA: The Journal of the Hannah Arendt Center as well as many edited volumes including Thinking In Dark Times.Hannah Arendt on Ethics and Politics. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Paris Review, Political Theory, and many other publications. Professor Berkowitz’s writing and teaching ranges from Greek and German philosophy to legal history and from the history of science to images of justice in film and literature. By bringing philosophy to bear on political and legal questions, he explores the origins and contours of real-world problems, from the violation of human rights to the reemergence of vengeance in criminal law. Above all, his work asks what it means to be just in our world.