Courses Announced for Summer 2017 Democracy & Diversity Institute in Wroclaw, Poland!

TCDS is pleased to announce its 26th annual Democracy & Diversity Graduate Institute to be held at The New School summer campus in Wroclaw, Poland from July 6-22, 2017.  The theme of this years Institute will be Democracy Under Siege – An Effort in Understanding and will consist of four graduate seminars as well as a cultural program for which New School students will earn six credits and non-New School students will earn a certificate of completion.  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.


Enroll in 2 of the following courses and earn 6 credits:


Resistance, Event, and Overcoming 

Robin Wagner-Pacifici – University in Exile Professor of Sociology, NSSR



Media, the New Authoritarianism, and Its Opposition 

Jeffrey Goldfarb – Michael E. Gellert Professor of Sociology, NSSR



Anti-, Post-, and De-Colonialist: Rethinking Democracy’s Predicaments from the Global South 

Shireen Hassim – Professor of Political Studies, University of the Witwatersrand



We the People: Nationalism, Populism, and the Precariousness of the Democratic Project 

Elzbieta Matynia – Professor of Sociology and Liberal Studies, NSSR