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What Does Justice Look Like for the “Banal” Adolf Eichmann?

What Does Justice Look Like for the “Banal” Adolf Eichmann?

By Nola Boasberg

Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil is nothing short of terrifying. The striking candor with which Arendt uses Adolf Eichmann’s 1961 trial to bring to light the horrors committed under the Third Reich is so irreconcilable with what we want to be true about the moral compass of mankind that it may be easier to pretend these events are all fiction, just an appalling thought experiment as to how far a society is able to go towards injustice and evil under the right circumstances.

In Memoriam Edward J. Hundert

It is with great sadness that we share news of the passing of a cherished colleague and mentor, Professor Edward Hundert—fondly known to students and faculty alike in Arts One as ‘Ed.’

New Publication by 2016-18 Arts One Faculty, Carrie Jenkins and Carla Nappi

Carrie Jenkins and Carla Nappi, past Arts One instructors of the 2016-18 “Knowledge and Power” theme, recently published Uninvited: Talking Back to Plato (2020, McGill-Queen’s UP).

Announcement from Arts One Chairs

Announcement from Arts One Chairs

Whether you already reserved a seat, or are thinking about joining us later, we are looking forward to seeing you!

To Our Arts One Students

To Our Arts One Students

Thank you for a fantastic year from us over at Arts One!

Gateway Space Closed Until Further Notice

Gateway Space Closed Until Further Notice

Due to current events surrounding COVID-19, the Gateway Space is closed until further notice. For assistance, please contact your Arts One instructor and/or the FYP office at: arts.fyp@ubc.ca or admin.fyp@ubc.ca.

New Theme for 2020: Appearance and Reality

New Theme for 2020: Appearance and Reality

The theme for Arts One 2020 is “Appearance and Reality.” You can reserve a spot with us before the registration opens in June!

Education without liberal arts is a threat to humanity, argues UBC president

“I am a better scholar because of my liberal arts education, because it was intentionally diverse and heterogeneous, because it made me move outside of my comfort zone.”
– Santa J. Ono excerpt from cbc.ca