Learning from the Germans, Professor Susan Neiman
Professor Neiman will speak to us from Potsdam, which accounts for the unusual time of the talk. The talk will be hosted by Prof Adeeb Khalid. Registration required. Zoom link,
Professor Susan Neiman is a moral philosopher. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, she studied philosophy at Harvard and the Free University of Berlin. She taught philosophy at Yale University and Tel Aviv University before becoming the director of the Einstein Forum in 2000.
She is the author of Slow Fire: Jewish Notes from Berlin (Schocken, 1992), The Unity of Reason: Rereading Kant (Oxford University Press, 1994), Evil in Modern Thought (Princeton University Press, 2002), Fremde sehen anders (Suhrkamp, 2005), Moral Clarity: A Guide for Grown-up Idealists (Harcourt, 2008), Why Grow Up? (Penguin, 2014), Widerstand der Vernunft. Ein Manifest in postfaktischen Zeiten (Ecowin, 2017), and most recently, of Learning from the Germans: Race and the Memory of Evil (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019.)
Neiman has been a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, a Research Fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation Study Center in Bellagio, and a Senior Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies. She is now a member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Her books have won prizes from PEN, the Association of American Publishers, and the American Academy of Religion. Her shorter pieces have appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Globe and Mail, and Dissent. In Germany, she has written for Die Zeit, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and Freitag, among other publications.