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Professor Agnes Heller Awarded Second Annual Courage in Public Scholarship Award in Wroclaw, Poland

    TCDS is happy to announce that the eminent philosopher and activist Agnes Heller, NSSR Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, was awarded the second annual Courage in Public Scholarship Award by the New School for Social Research Europe Collective at the 25th Anniversary Democracy & Diversity Institute in Wroclaw, Poland on July 16, 2016!  Below is the citation […]

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The Shrinking of Democracy: An un-Conference at the 25th Anniversary Democracy & Diversity Institute in Wroclaw, Poland

We are very excited about the lineup for our Shrinking of Democracy Conference featuring keynote addresses by Agnes Heller and Jacek Kucharczyk! This weekend, July 16 & 17, an amazing cohort of Europe’s leading scholars and intellectuals, many of whom are alumni of TCDS and the New School, will converge at the New School summer campus […]

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From Utopia to Dystopia: A Keynote lecture by Agnes Heller @ The Shrinking of Democracy Conference

Please join us at the New School summer campus in Wroclaw, Poland for the keynote address by the distinguished philosopher Agnes Heller at the Shrinking of Democracy Conference hosted by the New School for Social Research Europe Collective!   Saturday, July 16, 2016, 5:30pm @ KAMIENICA POD ANIOŁAMI (Brownstone Under the Angels Residence) Kazimierza Wielkiego […]

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Letter from Wroclaw: Hana Cervinkova remembers Fritz Stern: an American historian born in Breslau, Friend of the New School, moral conscience of postwar Germany, and Honorary Citizen of Wroclaw

Fritz Stern – German–American Historian, native of Wroclaw, died at 90 in New York   I was born into a world on the cusp of avoidable disaster…. (Fritz Stern, The Five Germanys I Have Known, 2006)   Remembrance by Hana Cervinkova   Professor Fritz Stern, one of the foremost historians of modern Europe, died on […]

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Democracy Then and Now

25 Years of the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies: From Krakow to Wroclaw… Not so long ago it seemed as though the peaceful transformation of autoritarian systems into democratic ones would sharply distinguish the politics of our times from those of the past. And it was those developments in 1989 that inspired the New School […]

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The Shrinking of Democracy: An Unconference at the 25th Anniversary Democracy & Diversity Institute, Wroclaw Poland, July 16-17, 2016

TCDS and the NSSR Europe Collective are happy to announce Shrinking of Democracy: An un-Conference at the 25th Anniversary Democracy & Diversity Institute in Wroclaw, Poland.  Please join us July 16-17, 2016 for a conference examining troubling anti-democratic trends in Europe and throughout the world.  We are proud to announce two very exciting panels with keynote […]

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VIDEO: Asylum or Fortress? The Immigration Crisis and the Illusion of European Solidarity

We are happy to share a recording from a thought-provoking conversation with esteemed author Peter Zilahy on “Asylum or Fortress? The Immigration Crisis and the Illusion of European Solidarity” from April 12, 2016. Peter Zilahy is one of Hungary’s most exciting, diverse writers. His dictionary novel, The Last Window Giraffe has been translated into 22 languages. […]

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New School and International Student Application Deadline EXTENDED for 25th Anniversary Democracy & Diversity Institute!

Due to overwhelming demand we have decided to extend the application deadline for this summer’s 25th Anniversary Democracy & Diversity Institute in Wroclaw, Poland to Monday, April 11th for New School Students and April 22nd for all other applicants! Applications as well as Full Program Information including course descriptions are available on our website.  Please email us at tcds@newschool.edu for any questions about […]

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Video: Elzbieta Matynia – Unseen Alums with Indelible Memories

We want to share with you a speech by TCDS’ director Elzbieta Matynia, made as a contribution to the New School Minute, in which she chose to present our Democracy & Diversity Institutes and honor our alums from 25 years of institutes in Krakow, Wroclaw, Cape Town and Johannesburg.  

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Asylum or Fortress? The Immigration Crisis and the Illusion of European Solidarity

TCDS is happy to present Asylum or Fortress? The Immigration Crisis and the Illusion of European Solidarity, a conversation with esteemed Hungarian writer and performer Peter Zilahy!  Please join us Tuesday, April 12th, from 7:30-9pm at The New School, Wolff Conference Room, 6 E 16th st., Rm 1103.  We hope to see you there! Peter Zilahy is […]

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