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Letter from Budapest: Central European University Facing Death Sentence

As many of our New School friends and alumni are also alumni and students of the Central European University in Budapest, we are eager to share with you this letter from Michael Ignatieff, President and Rector of  CEU.  You can sign the petition to save the university here. “Dear Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni, and Friends, […]

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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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Trouble With the Present: A Conversation with Adam Michnik & Open House Reception

Following our announcement of the 2017 Democracy & Diversity Institute in Wroclaw, we are pleased to extend an invitation to the Spring 2017 TCDS OPEN HOUSE. Please come and join other members of our community — former and prospective participants of the D&D Institutes, faculty, and friends — for conversation during this traditional wine & […]

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TCDS Presents: ‘What is an Event’ a Book Launch for Prof. Robin Wagner-Pacifici’s Latest Book

Join the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies, The Department of Sociology and the Historical Studies Department for the launch of Prof. Robin Wagner-Pacifici’s latest book: What is an Event?. Prof. Robin Wagner-Pacifi will teach a course with the same name at our upcoming Democracy & Diversity Institute in Wroclaw, Poland. Thursday, April 6th 6-8PM Sociology/Anthropology Common Area 9th […]

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Applications and Full Program Information Available for 2017 Democracy & Diversity Institute in Poland!

26th Democracy & Diversity Graduate Summer Institute Wrocław [Vrots-love], Poland July 6-22, 2017   Democracy Under Siege – An Effort in Understanding The Democracy & Diversity Institute, organized annually by the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS), is widely admired as an intimate international forum for lively but rigorous debate on critical issues of democratic […]

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Videos: “History, Memory, Politics” Conference

Voices from Belarus, Georgia, Kosovo, Russia, Ukraine & Turkey On Friday, December 16th, TCDS hosted a very special conference, highlighting the work of past semester’s Global Dialogues Fellows at TCDS. The conference also featured a fascinating Keynote Address by Prof. Jeffrey Olick, Professor of Sociology and History and Chair of the Sociology Department at the […]

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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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