A Special Concert to Benefit Nepal At The New School

Dear TCDS Alumni and Friends, Copied below is a letter from New School Professor, and close friend of TCDS, Ashok Gurung, who has been tirelessly organizing a benefit concert, to be held at the New School, which will raise much needed funds to support relief efforts and efforts to rebuild Nepal following the devastating earthquake […]

Read more Comments are closed

NSSR Europe Declaration

The New School for Social Research– Europe (NSSR- Europe)   Education is the point at which we decide whether we love the world enough to assume responsibility for it and by the same token save it from that ruin which, except for renewal, except for the coming of the new and young, would be inevitable. […]

Read more Comments are closed

Application Deadline Extended for New School Students and International Students!

We would like to inform you that the application deadline has been EXTENDED for both New School and International applicants.  The new deadline for New School Students is Monday, April 20, And for Non-New School applicants the new deadline is Friday, May 1st. TCDS is pleased to announce its 24th annual Democracy & Diversity Graduate […]

Read more Comments are closed

Letter from Lithuania: Adam Michnik “Vilnius and Warsaw – Our Common Cause

The following is a speech by Adam Michnik — Polish intellectual, a 1984 New School honorary degree recipient, and editor-in-chief of Gazeta Wyborcza – addressing the Lithuanian Parliament in Vilnius in the context of the war in Ukraine Mrs. President, Mrs. Chair of the Parliament, Mr. Prime Minister, I am moved and embarrassed by this honor bestowed […]

Read more Comments are closed

Race and Sexuality In South Africa

TCDS and Gender & Sexuality Studies (GSS) are proud to announce a lecture titled “Race and Sexuality in South Africa: The Power of Representation” by long time TCDS collaborator, South African Political Scientist, and Feminist Scholar, Shireen Hassim, Professor of Political Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. The lecture will take […]

Read more Comments are closed

TCDS Open House: Wroclaw Information Session & Reception- April 1, 2015, 7:30-9:00pm

We invite TCDS friends and alumni, as well as all potential Democracy & Diversity Institute participants, to join us for pierogi and wine Wednesday, April 1st at 7:30pm, in the Wolff Conference Room, for our bi-annual Open House and Reception. Potential participants will learn about our upcoming D&D Institute in Wroclaw, hear about exciting future […]

Read more Comments are closed

Applications and Full Program Information Now Available for 24th Annual Democracy & Diversity Institute, Wroclaw, Poland, July 12-28, 2015!

The Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS) is pleased to announce its 24th annualDemocracy & Diversity Institute to be held at The New School summer campus in Wrocław, Poland from July 12 to 28, 2015. Over the years the D&D Institute has gathered an exceptional international reputation as a major transatlantic bridge that brings Americans […]

Read more Comments are closed

TCDS Announces 24th Annual Democracy & Diversity Institute in Wroclaw, Poland, July 12-28, 2015!

  TCDS is pleased to announce its 24th annual Democracy & Diversity Graduate Institute to be held at The New School summer campus in Wroclaw, Poland from July 12-28, 2015. Widely admired as an intimate international forum for lively but rigorous debate on critical issues of democratic life, the D&D Institute brings an interdisciplinary, comparative, […]

Read more Comments are closed

Democracy & Diversity Institute, Johannesburg 2015 Guest Speaker William Gumede Featured on Public Seminar!

On January 15th, 2015, William Gumede, a writer, activist, and public intellectual in South Africa, as well as Associate Professor in the School of Governance at the University of the Witwatersrand, and chairperson of the Democracy Works Foundation, gave a talk to students at TCDS’s 13th annual Democracy & Diversity Institute in South Africa.  Gumede is […]

Read more Comments are closed

A Letter from New York: An Excerpt from “An Uncanny Era: Conversations between Václav Havel and Adam Michnik” by Elzbieta Matynia

  Havel, Michnik and the Making of 1989[i]   THE PATH OF FRIENDSHIP It was a perfect summer day in August 1978, almost exactly ten years after the armies of five Warsaw Pact countries had invaded Czechoslovakia to suppress the democratic aspirations of the Prague Spring. In the mountains between Poland and Czechoslovakia, a mountain […]

Read more Comments are closed