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Professor Ewa Letowska Awarded the 2017 Courage in Public Scholarship Award!

The Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS) at the New School for Social Research (NSSR) and the NSSR Europe Collective are happy to announce that that Professor Ewa Letwoska will be awarded the third annual Courage in Public Scholarship Award. The awardee is Poland’s extraordinary jurist, former Ombudsperson, and a former judge on Poland’s Constitutional […]

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The Rule of Law on the Peripheries of Europe: A Keynote Address by Ewa Letowska

On July 21, 2017, Ewa Letowska, one of Poland’s most prominent legal scholars and jurists, was awarded the 3rd Annual Courage in Public Scholarship Award by the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS) and the NSSR Europe Collective.  On the occasion, Prof. Letowska delivered a keynote address titled “The Rule of Law on the Peripheries of […]

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Fieldnote from Poland: Democracy in Crisis as Government moves to take control of supreme court

Since we are in Poland, in the midst of the major crisis concerning the dismantling of the major institutions guarding the democratic system of the country, we want to share with you analysis by Poland’s Helsinki Foundation: —————– On Wednesday late evening, the MPs directed to the Parliament the draft law amending the Act on […]

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In Remembrance of Wiktor Osiatynski

  We have just learned that Wiktor Osiatynski, professor of constitutional law and sociology, brilliant thinker and practitioner in human rights has just died in Warsaw. You may remember his talks, full of irony and humor — from his visits to our Democracy & Diversity Institutes in Krakow and Wroclaw.  He was our treasured friend, […]

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Non-New School Student Application Deadline Extended for 26th Democracy & Diversity Institute, Wroclaw, July 6-22, 2017!

Due to overwhelming demand we have extended the Non-New School student application deadline for this summer’s 26th Democracy & Diversity Institute in Wroclaw, Poland to Friday, May 5th, 2017! Please contact us at tcds@newschool.edu for more information or with questions about the application process.  We look forward to hearing from you! Best, TCDS 26th Democracy & Diversity  Graduate Summer Institute Wroclaw [Vrots-love], Poland, July 6-22, 2017 ​ […]

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Democracy & Diversity Institute Application Deadline Extended for New School Students!

Due to overwhelming demand we have decided to extend the New School student application deadline for this summer’s 26th Democracy & Diversity Institute in Wroclaw, Poland to Tuesday, April 25th, 2017! You still have a chance to earn 6 credits while studying at the New School’s summer campus in Europe! A limited number of partial scholarships are available to help students cover the […]

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Memory Activism: Reimagining the Past for the Future in Israel-Palestine

We are very excited to share this event ‘Memory Activism: Reimagining the Past for the Future in Israel-Palestine’ featuring the new book by Democracy & Diversity Institute alumna, and NSSR Europe Collective member, Yifat Gutman! The event will take place Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm @ The New School. This […]

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#IstandwithCEU

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’ featuring an open letter from CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff, the Central European University in Budapest is under attack.  We would like to share a few ways you […]

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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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