TCDS announces 23rd Democracy & Diversity Graduate Institute in Wroclaw, Poland, July 3-19, 2014

Understanding Modernity 

TCDS is pleased to announce its 23rd annual Democracy & Diversity Graduate Institute to be held at The New School summer campus in Wroclaw, Poland from July 3 to 19, 2014. 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, and highly interactive approach to the social, political, and cultural challenges facing today’s world. This year’s program will center on the theme “Understanding Modernity.”

Over the years the D&D Institute has gathered an exceptional international reputation as a major transatlantic bridge that brings Americans and Europeans closer to ideas generated in both parts of the world. Located between Berlin, Prague and Warsaw, and saturated with the history and memory of their respective cultures, Wroclaw (formerly Breslau) is a beautiful and booming city that uniquely conveys both the challenges and the promise of a united Europe.

The D&D Institute is organized by the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies, which has nurtured over the years a growing but closely knit network of extraordinary alumni occupying positions of high responsibility on both sides of the ocean. Our partner in Wroclaw is the International Institute for the Study of Culture and Education at the University of Lower Silesia.

New School students register for 2 out of the 4 graduate-level seminars offered, and receive 6 credits, while participants from other countries receive Institute certificates.

The following courses are offered at this year’s Wroclaw Institute:

THE WORLD OF PREJUDICE
Agnes Heller – NSSR, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy

PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY, “PEOPLE POWER” & SOCIAL CHANGE
James Miller – NSSR, Professor of Political Science and Liberal Studies

ROMANCING VIOLENCE: THEORIES AND PRACTICES OF POLITICAL VIOLENCE
Elzbieta Matynia – NSSR, Professor of Sociology and Liberal Studies

MEDIA AND POLITICS OF SMALL THINGS
Jeffrey Goldfarb – NSSR, Professor of Sociology

Full course descriptions and program information, including application forms will be available by February 15, 2014. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us by e-mail at tcds@newschool.edu, follow us on Facebook and Google+ at “Transregional Center for Democratic Studies,” and check out the Wroclaw 2014 information page for updates.

 Take a virtual tour of the last D&D Institute in Poland and join us in Wroclaw this summer!

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