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Global Dialogues Conference Program 5.2.18

Global Dialogues Fellowship 2018 Concluding Conference: The Precariousness of the Democratic Project

The Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS)  is excited to announce a very special conference at the New School, on Friday, May 11th, from 12:30pm-8pm, which will highlight the work of this years Global Dialogues Fellows at TCDS and feature a Keynote Address by Prof. David Ost, Joseph DiGangi Professor of Political Science at Hobart […]

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Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is carried by supporters in front of the Metalworkers Trade Union in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil on April 7, 2018 [Francisco Proner/Reuters]

#Fieldnoes from Brazil: Mariana Prandini Assis & Pablo Holmes on the Imprisonment of former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva

 The original version of this article was published here on aljazeera.com by TCDS and NSSR Alumna Mariana Prandini Assis & Pablo Holmes Lula’s imprisonment sends a dark message to Brazil’s poor Brazil’s oligarchy will do everything in its power to sabotage any attempt to abolish its privileges.         Luiz Inacio “Lula” da […]

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TCDS Professor Shireen Hassim of the University of the Witwatersrand publishes obituary for the late Winnie Mandela

TCDS Professor Shireen Hassim of the University of the Witwatersrand publishes obituary for the late Winnie Mandela

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: revolutionary who kept the spirit of resistance alive The original version of this text was published here on theconversation.com.   No other woman – in life and after – occupies the place that Winnie Madikizela-Mandela does in South African politics. A stalwart of the African National Congress (ANC), she nevertheless stands above, and at times outside, the […]

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Application Deadline extended for New School and Non-New School applicants for our 2018 Democracy & Diversity Institute in Wroclaw, Poland!

Application Deadline extended for New School and Non-New School applicants for our 2018 Democracy & Diversity Institute in Wroclaw, Poland!

Due to numerous inquiries regarding applying to this summer’s Democracy & Diversity Institute in Wroclaw, Poland, we have decided to extend the application period for New School applicants AND Non New School Applicants!  The deadline to apply for New School students is now April 8th and the deadline for all other students is April 16th, 2018! Don’t […]

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New School Student Application Deadline Extended to April 8th for our upcoming 2018 Democracy & Diversity Institute in Wroclaw, Poland!

New School Student Application Deadline Extended to April 8th for our upcoming 2018 Democracy & Diversity Institute in Wroclaw, Poland!

Due to numerous inquiries regarding applying to this summer’s Democracy & Diversity Institute in Wroclaw, Poland, we have decided to extend the application period for New School applicants to April 8th, 2018! Don’t miss the opportunity to join us for this interdisciplinary, comparative, and highly interactive approach to the social, political, and cultural challenges facing today’s […]

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Democratic Crisis and the Politics of Social Media–Claire Potter, NSSR Professor of History and Executive Editor of Public Seminar, on her upcoming Democracy & Diversity Institute Course

Last week we met up with Public Seminar Publisher and Founding Editor Jeffrey Goldfarb, a longtime TCDS Professor, and filmed his conversation with NSSR History Prof. and Public Seminar Executive Editor, Claire Potter about vital issues she will be exploring in her upcoming Democracy & Diversity Institute course Democratic Crisis and the Politics of Social Media.  Click […]

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NSSR Philosophy Prof. James Dodd on his Upcoming course “Europe is dead,” Philosophy, History, and Politics in the Thought of Jan Patocka

This week at the New School, TCDS Director Elzbieta Matynia sat down with Prof. James Dodd who will be teaching a course titled “Europe is dead,” Philosophy, History, and Politics in the Thought of Jan Patocka at this summer’s Democracy & Diversity Institute in Wroclaw, Poland.  They discussed the relevance of Patocka’s work and why his […]

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Fieldnotes from Brazil: Mayra Cotta De Souza on the Political Assassination of Marielle Franco, Rio’s fist queer black council woman

This piece is a letter from Mayra Cotta de Souza, a New School for Social Research PhD student in Politics, TCDS Alumnus, former TCDS Program Associate, and dear friend. Friends, Colleagues and Comrades, I am writing to share a devastating piece of news from Brazil: Marielle Franco, the first queer black woman from the favela […]

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Fieldnotes from Poland: My Country is Turning Fascist by Tomasz Kitlinski

This article was originally published by longtime TCDS Associate and friend, Tomasz Kitlinski, on souciant.com. LUBLIN – Poland’s premier makes claims about “Jewish perpetrators” in the Holocaust; my government loses its honour by enforcing a law which bans free speech on Polish involvement in the Shoah; misogyny, homophobia, anti-abortion and anti-refugee sentiment are rampant here. March 2018 […]

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Aftershock: The Rise and Fall of the Liberal Project in Eastern Europe and Beyond

The Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS) and Public Seminar (P.S.) invite you to the first of our Global Dialogues Fellowship Lecture Series Aftershock: The Rise and Fall of the Liberal Project in Eastern Europe and Beyond featuring author and political analyst John Feffer.  Feffer will discuss his latest work Aftershock in which he re-visits Eastern Europe and documents the […]

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