TCDS Presents: “The Vietnam Women’s Memorial: Dialogical Memory and Mixed Genres of Commemoration” Wednesday 9/13 @ The New School!

The Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS) at NSSR is excited to announce our first event of the Fall semester, co-hosted with the Sociology Department & The Memory Group, titled The Vietnam Women’s Memorial: Dialogical Memory and Mixed Genres of Commemoration.  The lecture by Monika Zychlinska, part of the Sociology Brown Bag Series, will be commented on by Sociology […]

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Professor Ewa Letowska Awarded the 2017 Courage in Public Scholarship Award!

The Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS) at the New School for Social Research (NSSR) and the NSSR Europe Collective are happy to announce that that Professor Ewa Letwoska will be awarded the third annual Courage in Public Scholarship Award. The awardee is Poland’s extraordinary jurist, former Ombudsperson, and a former judge on Poland’s Constitutional […]

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The Rule of Law on the Peripheries of Europe: A Keynote Address by Ewa Letowska

On July 21, 2017, Ewa Letowska, one of Poland’s most prominent legal scholars and jurists, was awarded the 3rd Annual Courage in Public Scholarship Award by the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS) and the NSSR Europe Collective.  On the occasion, Prof. Letowska delivered a keynote address titled “The Rule of Law on the Peripheries of […]

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Fieldnote from Poland: Democracy in Crisis as Government moves to take control of supreme court

Since we are in Poland, in the midst of the major crisis concerning the dismantling of the major institutions guarding the democratic system of the country, we want to share with you analysis by Poland’s Helsinki Foundation: —————– On Wednesday late evening, the MPs directed to the Parliament the draft law amending the Act on […]

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TCDS Alumnus Abu Bakarr Bah Publishes Book on International Security and Peacebuilding

TCDS is proud to announce that Abu Bakarr Bah, Alumnus of our Democracy & Diversity Institute, and Associate Professor of Sociology at Northern Illinois University recently published a new book on International Security and Peacebuilding in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. His newest book, published earlier this year by Indiana University Press, focuses on how today’s wars, including the […]

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Karolina Follis: Reflections on Post-Humanitarianism in Dark Times

TCDS Alumna Karolina Follis recently published an insightful article on the importance of humanitarianism today. Read the article here!   Karolina Follis teaches in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University in the UK. She has a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the New School for Social Research in New York and has previously […]

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Video: TCDS Alumnus Ábel Ravasz, Plenipotentiary for Roma Communities in Slovakia

We were delighted to be joined by TCDS Alumnus Ábel Ravasz for our Open House in April of 2017. In this short interview, Ábel talks about his fascinating work as Plenipotentiary for Roma Communities in Slovakia! You can contact Ábel at abelravasz@gmail.com.      

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Video: Adam Michnik on the Situation of the Central European University

Dear TCDS Alumni & Friends, As you probably know, or may have seen in our previous post ‘A Letter From Budapest: Central European University Facing Death Sentence’, the Central European University in Budapest is under attack. During our Open House we were honored to have Adam Michnik as a guest and took the opportunity to […]

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                    #Fieldnotes is the new multi-media platform developed to create, generate, and exchange content/ideas throughout TCDS’s extensive global network. Utilizing a broad array of social media technology (Facebook/Facebook Live, Twitter, Periscope, & Instagram) our alumni and friends share writing, art, interviews, photos, news, recent publications, & […]

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In Remembrance of Wiktor Osiatynski

  We have just learned that Wiktor Osiatynski, professor of constitutional law and sociology, brilliant thinker and practitioner in human rights has just died in Warsaw. You may remember his talks, full of irony and humor — from his visits to our Democracy & Diversity Institutes in Krakow and Wroclaw.  He was our treasured friend, […]

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