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Join us for the book launch of An Uncanny Era–Now in Polish–on Thursday 11/23 in Wroclaw!

We are very excited to announce the publication of Elzbieta Matynia’s latest book, An Uncanny Era: Conversations Between Adam Michnik and Vaclav Havel — Polish edition!  The book launch will take place Thursday, Novembern 23, 2017, 5 PM, at the University of Lower Silesia in Wroclaw, Poland, and will feature a conversation between Elzbieta Matynia, […]

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‘Elite Populism’ and ‘State Capture’ Lessons from South Africa

TCDS and the NSSR Politics Department Present ‘Elite Populism’ and ‘State Capture’ Lessons from South Africa a very timely lecture by Dr. Ivor Chipkin, Associate Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and founding Director of the Public Affairs Research Institute (PARI), on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017, at 4 pm at The New School, Wolff Conference […]

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How To Survive a Backlash: Performed by Ann Snitow

On September 28th, 2017, longtime TCDS professor, and our dear friend, Ann Snitow, performed in New York City with Daniel Goode’s Flexible Orchestra, doing a solo part based on the lecture, How to Survive a Backlash, that she gave in Warsaw in June 2015. (Some of you were perhaps there on the occasion of Ann’s lecture and […]

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TCDS Presents: Climate Change, Activism and the Challenge Unlike any in Human History

TCDS is happy to be co-sponsoring The Democracy Center 25th Anniversary Lecture: Climate Change, Activism and the Challenge Unlike any in Human History, featuring Jim Shultz, Tuesday, October 17th, 2017, 7-9 pm, at The New School, 63 5th Av., Rm UL 104. All political moments have their challenges but not all political moments have the […]

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The Time of Trauma: A lecture by Prof. Ross Poole

We are happy to announce The Time of Truama, a lecture by Prof. Ross Poole, Adjunct Professor of Philosophy and Politics at NSSR, on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017, 6 pm, at the New School, Bark Room (M 104), 2 West 13th st., New York, NY. In intense forms of trauma, a past event is (re-)experienced as […]

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Professor Amy Sodaro to give Alumni lecture at NSSR

Former TCDS Coordinator Amy Sodaro, who did her PhD in Sociology at NSSR, will give an alumni lecture as part of the “Where Are They Now?” series this Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 in the Sociology Department Common Area, 6 E 16th St., 9th floor, at 12 pm.  Professor Sodaro is a founding member of the New […]

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TCDS Memory Group Information Meeting, Wednesday 9/27!

The New School Memory Group will hold its first Fall 2017 Information Meeting on Wednesday  September 27, 2017 at 6:00pm, 6 E 16th St, Room 930.  We invite students interested in Memory Studies from any discipline or anyone who would like to find out more about this growing field of research and our upcoming events […]

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Longtime TCDS Professor and Courage in Public Scholarship Award Winner Ann Snitow to Perform this week in New York

Dear Friends, We thought you might like to know about an upcoming musical event that will feature a performance by our own Ann Snitow! Ann will be performing with Daniel Goode’s Flexible Orchestra, doing a solo part based on the lecture, How to Survive a Backlash, that she gave in Warsaw in June 2015. (Some of you […]

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TCDS Presents: “The Vietnam Women’s Memorial: Dialogical Memory and Mixed Genres of Commemoration” Wednesday 9/13 @ The New School!

The Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS) at NSSR is excited to announce our first event of the Fall semester, co-hosted with the Sociology Department & The Memory Group, titled The Vietnam Women’s Memorial: Dialogical Memory and Mixed Genres of Commemoration.  The lecture by Monika Zychlinska, part of the Sociology Brown Bag Series, will be commented on by Sociology […]

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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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