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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

                    #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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Video: Trouble with the Present – A Conversation with Adam Michnik

On April 13, 2017 TCDS received a very special guest speaker for the annual Open House. Adam Michnik, former dissident, political prisoner, and — most recently — author of “The Trouble with History” (Yale, 2014) joined for a conversation with Elzbieta Matynia and talked about “The Trouble with the Present.” You can watch the video here!  

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Letter from Budapest: Central European University Facing Death Sentence

As many of our New School friends and alumni are also alumni and students of the Central European University in Budapest, we are eager to share with you this letter from Michael Ignatieff, President and Rector of  CEU.  You can sign the petition to save the university here. “Dear Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni, and Friends, […]

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Trouble With the Present: A Conversation with Adam Michnik & Open House Reception

Following our announcement of the 2017 Democracy & Diversity Institute in Wroclaw, we are pleased to extend an invitation to the Spring 2017 TCDS OPEN HOUSE. Please come and join other members of our community — former and prospective participants of the D&D Institutes, faculty, and friends — for conversation during this traditional wine & […]

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TCDS Presents: ‘What is an Event’ a Book Launch for Prof. Robin Wagner-Pacifici’s Latest Book

Join the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies, The Department of Sociology and the Historical Studies Department for the launch of Prof. Robin Wagner-Pacifici’s latest book: What is an Event?. Prof. Robin Wagner-Pacifi will teach a course with the same name at our upcoming Democracy & Diversity Institute in Wroclaw, Poland. Thursday, April 6th 6-8PM Sociology/Anthropology Common Area 9th […]

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Applications and Full Program Information Available for 2017 Democracy & Diversity Institute in Poland!

26th Democracy & Diversity Graduate Summer Institute Wrocław [Vrots-love], Poland July 6-22, 2017   Democracy Under Siege – An Effort in Understanding The Democracy & Diversity Institute, organized annually by the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS), is widely admired as an intimate international forum for lively but rigorous debate on critical issues of democratic […]

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