Nitzan Lebovic - "Re-Politicizing Walter Benjamin, the Last European"

Nitzan Lebovic: Re-politicizing Walter Benjamin, the last European
Event date: 
April 27, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Nitzan Lebovic
Lehigh University
Co-Sponsored by: 
The Departments of German and History
Princeton University

About the Speaker:

Professor Lebovic received his B.A. in History and Theory of Literature from Tel Aviv University and his Ph.D. from UCLA. His first book, titled The Philosophy of Life and Death: Ludwig Klages and the Rise of a Nazi Biopolitics, focused on the circle around the Lebensphilosopher and anti-Semitic thinker Ludwig Klages. After completing the Ph.D., he won several postdoctoral fellowships and awards, among them the Leo Baeck Fellowship of the German Studienstiftung, the Dan David Award at Tel-Aviv University, The Yad Hanadiv (Rothschild Foundation) Fellowship, and the Minerva-Rosenzweig Fellowship at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

He conducted research at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute that led to the publication of The Politics of Nihilism (co-edited with Dr. Roy ben-Shai), and a cooperation with the New York Conortium for Cultural and Intellectual History led to the publication of Catastrophe: A History and Theory of an Operative Concept (co-edited with Prof. Andreas Killen).

Lunch provided. Please RSVP to Emily Barth (

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Area of Interest: 
Intellectual History