The core team consists of researchers from three Slovenian research institutions with different disciplinary background – political science, literature and cultural studies, sociology, law, philosophy, psychoanalytic theory, and internationally recognized associates from abroad.
Mirt Komel, PhD is a philosopher and writer, professor of Philosophy and Literature, the head of the Cultural Studies department at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, researcher at the Institute of Philosophy and Peace Institute in Ljubljana, co-founder of the international Hegelian association Aufhebung.
Gorazd Kovačič, PhD has a PhD in concept of the social in the Hannah Arendt thought. He is employed as a professor in the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, and cooperates with the Peace Institute. His research interests include economic and political sociology, sociological and political theory, and the analysis of political ideologies.
Jerneja Brumen, MA is completing her PhD in Environmental Protection at the University of Ljubljana. In her doctoral dissertation, she examines the relevance of Hannah Arendt’s political theory in the field of environmental thought. In the context of Hannah Arendt’s political thought, she is most interested in the importance of distinguishing between acting and thinking.
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Wolfgang Heuer, PhD is docent at Otto Suhr-Institute, Free University Berlin, managing editor of HannahArendt.net, working on the publication of unpublished manuscripts in the Collected Works of Hannah Arendt, guest professor in Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Spain, course director at IUC Dubrovnik, co-editor of Arendt Handbuch 2011, research and publications on Arendt, violence, federalism.
Zoran Kurelić, PhD is a political scientist from The Faculty of Political Science, Uiversity of Zagreb, and currently he is the dean of that institution. He does research in contemporary illiberalism, and tries to reinterpret Arendt’s concept of radical evil.
Cristina Sanchez, PhD is professor of Law’s philosophy at the Autonomous University Madrid. She has published widely on feminism and the work of Hannah Arendt.
This group of scholars has been collaborating for a long time in various publication projects, conferences and has produced several books and journals dealing with Hannah Arendt, while also organizing annual meetings/seminars in Inter-University Centre in Dubrovnik.