Spector to discuss ethical imagination and the dark side of Nazi imagination

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — As part of the Penn State Harrisburg Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series, Hannah Spector, assistant professor of education in the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, will present "Cultivating the Ethical Imagination: Perspectives from Three Jewish Intellectuals," from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in C213 Olmsted Building.

Spector discusses the dark side of Nazi imagination that presented itself in the Third Reich, a term which was often used to describe the Nazi regime in Germany from 1933 to 1945.

Three prominent Jewish thinkers, Hannah Arendt, Maxine Greene and Georges Didi-Huberman, offer models to cultivate the "ethical imagination."

Arendt, a famed political theorist, covered the trial of SS Lieutenant Colonel Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem for the New Yorker. Greene, a major educational philosopher, was a leading proponent of experiential education. Didi-Huberman is a French art historian whose works span the connections between art, science and psychology.

Spector also contributes her own arguments for the case that an ethical imagination lies at the heart of our collective humanity.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Charles Kupfer at cjk14@psu.edu.