TCDS announces the 12th Democracy & Diversity Institute in Johannesburg, South Africa

Please note that this information is still tentative as we are finalizing the details with our collaborators in Johannesburg. The full program information and application form will be available next week.

The Transregional Center for Democratic Studies of The New School for Social Research in New York is pleased to announce the 12th Democracy & Diversity Graduate Summer Institute organized by TCDS and the University of Johannesburg (UJ), to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from January 7-23, 2013. TCDS will again welcome up to forty junior scholars from the U.S., sub-Saharan Africa, and other regions of the world for this intensive three week program of study in society, culture and politics.

Enroll in two of he following courses and earn 6 credits:

“Youth, Justice and Generations in Africa” 
Hylton White (University of the Witwatersrand, Anthropology) & guest lecturer from UJ

“In Search of the Political: Migrants, Refugees, Citizens”
Miriam Ticktin (NSSR, Anthropology) & guest lecturer from UJ

“Romancing Violence: Theories and Practices of Political Violence”
Elzbieta Matynia (NSSR, Sociology and Liberal Studies) & Shireen Hassim (University of the Witwatersrand, Political Studies)

“Shifting Power in the Global Economy: Rethinking Development Strategies”
Teresa Ghilarducci (NSSR, Economics) & Richard McGahey (The New School for Public Engagement, Public Policy and Economics) & Stephen Gelb (UJ, Economics and Econometrics)

The deadline for applications is Friday, November 2, 2012.

For further information, contact TCDS by phone at 212 229-5580 ext. 3137, by email at or keep checking our blog for updates.


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