16-17 NOVEMBER 2024

Contemporary Problems and Jewish Thinkers: What Hannah Arendt, Simone Weil and Martin Buber Can Tell Us About Integration, Nationalism, and Democracy

This talk examines various challenges in contemporary Swedish and Western societies related to integration, nationalism and democracy and how three Jewish thinkers provide us with reconstructive solutions to these challenges. These three problems are associated with the rise of constraints on integration of ethnic groups, far-right nationalist parties, and limits to democracy. Each thinker addresses one or more of the aforementioned challenges.

Jonathan Michael Feldman is an Associate Professor at the Department of Economic History and International Relations at Stockholm University. He has written about innovation, peace economics, social inclusion and ecological transformation. He has written articles for various Swedish publications including Broderskap, Computer Sweden, Ny Teknik, Ordfront and Svenska Dagbladet. In the US, Feldman has been published by The American Prospect, Counterpunch and Social Text.

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