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Letter From St. Petersburg: Save the European University at St. Petersburg! #SaveEUSP

On March 20th, 2017, a Russian arbitration court revoked the teaching license of the European University at St. Petersburg (EUSP). We, the students and alumni of the EUSP, strongly disagree with the court’s decision and the assessment of the university’s work by the state educational watchdog agency (Rosobrnadzor).  The EUSP is a leading Russian graduate […]

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TCDS Presents: Brexit, Trump, What’s Next? a reading and discussion of John Feffer’s new novel, Splinterlands

Brexit, Trump, What’s Next?   Join us for a reading and discussion of John Feffer’s new novel, Splinterlands!   Thursday February 16, 2017, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Orozco Room, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall The New School 66 W 12th Street Room A712   The author will be joined in discussion by Jeffrey Goldfarb, Michael E. Geller Professor of […]

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Letter from Russia: A Statement from the Public Sociology Laboratory on the Closure of the European University, St. Petersburg

PS Lab is a team of young social scientists from Russia, many of whom are PhD or MA students in social or political sciences or alumni of the leading Russian and European universities (European University in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, European University Institute in Florence, Italy, National Research University – Higher School of Economics, Russia). For a […]

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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 […]

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TCDS Alumna Mariana Prandini Assis published in the Guardian on new Austerity meausures in Brazil

We would like to share a recent piece ‘Brazil is in crisis. And once again, the poorest will bear the burden’, published in The Guardian, by TCDS alumna, and NSSR PhD Candidate, Mariana Prandini Assis which describes new austerity measures in Brazil being pushed through by the country’s un-elected president Michel Temer. Assis notes the […]

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Letter From Brazil: Brazilian Students Protest Against New Governments Austerity Measures

Written by Mayra Cotta Cardozo De Souza, Ph.D. Student in Politics at NSSR, and TCDS Program Assistant. Just a little more than a month after Brazilian President Dilma Roussef was ousted by the Congress and the center-right opposition party PMDB took hold of the government, the new President, Michel Temer, sent Congress a proposal aimed at […]

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TCDS Partners Hana Cervinkova and Juliet Golden win the 2016 Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design!

TCDS would like to offer the warmest congratulations to our close friends and partners, Hana Cervinkova and Juliet Golden, to whom The Forum on Education Abroad awarded its 2016 Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design for their course “Negotiating Identities Across Europe’s Borders,” offered as part of the Culture and Politics of Reconciliation […]

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History, Memory, Politics: Voices From Belarus, Georgia, Kosovo, Russia, Ukraine, & Turkey

The Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS)  is excited to announce a very special conference at the New School, on Friday, December 16th, from 9:30am-8pm, which will highlight the work of this years Global Dialogues Fellows at TCDS and feature a Keynote Address by Prof. Jeffrey Olick, Professor of Sociology and History and Chair of […]

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Eurasia Roundtable: The State and Civil Society in Russia, Georgia, Belarus, and Ukraine

Please join us on Tuesday, November 8th, at 2 pm, for a conversation with our Global Dialogues Fellows from the region on the State and Civil Society in Russia, Georgia, Belarus, and Ukraine! Malkhaz Toria is an associate professor and the director of the Memory Study Center in  the Caucasus at Ilia State University (Tbilisi, Georgia).  […]

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Nicholas Kristof at The New School November 1!

Join the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies and the Global Dialogues Fellowship Program for a ceremony honoring Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist and a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner. Kristof has been an influential voice drawing public attention to humanitarian issues around the world, from his coverage of the Tiananmen Square protests and the genocide […]

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