After our spring gathering at the TCDS Open House that took place on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at The New School for Social Research, our New York-based intellectual home, we would like to present the ~ VISUAL TOUR OF TCDS ~ a slide show featuring the two latest Democracy & Diversity Graduate Summer Institutes in Wroclaw 2012 and Johannesburg 2013. (Please note that the download may take [...]
Between the PAST and the FUTURE: Completion of the 12th Democracy & Diversity Summer Institute in South Africa Opens a Space for New Beginnings
We are happy to announce the successful conclusion of the 12th Democracy & Diversity Summer Institute in South Africa, which took place in Johannesburg from January 7 – 23, 2013. The D&D Institute, organized by the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS), in partnership with the University of Johannesburg (UJ), brought together 44 participants from [...]
By Moses Karanja South Africa’s Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, 63, became the first female head of the African Union (AU) Commission, a post poised to test her leadership abilities to the limit, but also to potentially make her the ablest successor to President Jacob Zuma. In the apt words of one government official, “Ms Dlamini-Zuma’s job [...]
After the successful celebration of the new academic year at the TCDS Open House held on Wednesday, September 26, we would like to share the Visual Tour of TCDS a slide show presented at the event with the broader community interested in TCDS. (Please note that the download may take a few seconds due to the large [...]
A Letter from Poland/Eastern Europe: Performing Human Rights – Pussy Riot vs. the Pseudo Religious, Homophobic, Misogynists of Eastern Europe
by Tomasz Kitlinski, a TCDS alum Originally published in Deliberately Considered on September 17, 2012 The Pussy Riot trial will go down in the history of injustices as the Oscar Wilde trial of the 21st century. Against the evil powers that be, the Moscow artists acknowledged their inspirers, fellow outcasts: Socrates (this connection to the martyr of philosophy [...]
Hi all, Check out our youtube video on Wroclaw 2011. Also, Check back soon for more information on Wroclaw 2012!!
Welcome to the Photo Gallery of TCDS’s Johannesburg Democracy & Diversity Institute in January 2012! Forty students, from New York’s the New School and a number of universities throughout Africa, convened at the University of Johannesburg, the new host of TCDS’s Democracy & Diversity Institute in South Africa. [...]
The New School’s Democracy & Diversity Institute in South Africa completes its 11th session at new site in Johannesburg.
Organized by the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS) in partnership with the University of Johannesburg (UJ), this intensive program of study used the perspectives and experiences of Sub-Saharan Africa to understand more fully the realities of the world’s economies, cultures, and politics. The Institute is a mobile extension of the New School campus, located [...]
In January, the streets of Bucuresti, Timisoara, Cluj, Iasi and many other Romanian cities have witnessed people’s frustration, desperation, and anger directed at the political class and particularly at President Traian Basescu. Initially, it was the resignation of Dr. Raed Arafat, the country’s popular Deputy Health Minister, over plans to privatize emergency health services that [...]
- TCDS Fellows Roundtable Discussion – April 17 at 6:30 pm
- Adam Michnik – After the Election of Pope Francis: What Paths for the Catholic Church? APRIL 30 at 6 PM
- International Application Deadline for Wroclaw Institute Extended to April 22
- Application Deadline for New School students EXTENDED to APRIL 5 – Democracy & Diversity Institute in Wroclaw, Poland
- TCDS in Pictures: NYC-Joburg-Wroclaw
- Documentary Filmmaker William Miles, 82, Brought Lost Chapters of Black History to Life
- Psychiatry in the News and the Medicalization of the Emotional Life
- An Everyday New York Masterpiece: The Inconspicuous, Understated, Wise, 9/11 Memorial of the Union Square Subway Station
- Some Partial, Preliminary & Unfashionable Thoughts Toward Reassessing the 2003 Iraq War: Introduction
- Some Partial, Preliminary, & Unfashionable Thoughts toward Re-assessing the 2003 Iraq War – Did Anything Go Right, and What Were the Alternatives?