Application Deadline For New School Applicants EXTENDED to Monday, April 14– Democracy & Diversity Institute in Wroclaw, Poland

TCDS is pleased to announce its 23rd annual Democracy & Diversity Graduate Institute that will be held at The New School summer campus in Wroclaw, Poland from July 3 to 19, 2014. Over the years the D&D Institute has gathered an exceptional international reputation as a major transatlantic bridge that brings Americans and Europeans closer to ideas generated in both parts […]

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New Foreign Minister of Ukraine is TCDS alumnus!

Dear Friends, This is to let you know that the current acting Foreign Minister of Ukraine, Andrii Deshchytsia (appointed on February 27, 2014), is a TCDS alumnus. He participated in the Democracy and Diversity Institute in Krakow twice (!), in 1992 and 1993, and then was accepted for study at the University of Alberta, where he got his […]

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The Agon of the Borderland, Memory and Deep Culture: A Conversation with Krzysztof Czyzewski

The Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS) and the Public Seminar (P.S.) are happy to announce a meeting with Krzysztof Czyzewski, a practitioner of ideas, and the Director of the Borderland Center of Arts, Cultures, and Nations in Sejny, Poland. Krzysztof, a long-time collaborator of TCDS, is one of this year’s laureates of the Dan David award (along with Pierre […]

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Krzysztof Czyzewski awarded the Dan David Prize

Dear Friends, This is to let you know that our long-time collaborator, Krzysztof Czyzewski (the Director of the Borderland Center of Arts, Cultures, and Nations in Sejny, Poland, whom some of our alumni will remember from his talks at NSSR and our Democracy & Diversity Institutes in Krakow and Wroclaw), was recently awarded the Dan […]

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Hana Cervinkova on the Kidnapping of Wroclaw’s Dwarves

The Kidnapping of Wroclaw’s Dwarves: The Symbolic Politics of Neoliberalism in Urban East-Central Europe (June 2013) Hana Cervinkova, Krakow (2000) Alumna and long time TCDS collaborator June 17, 2013  Abstract: In this paper, I draw on the approach to the study of “actually existing liberalisms” with an example from contemporary urban east-central Europe. I focus on […]

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Irit Dekel’s New Book on the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin

Throughout the years many TCDS alumni have gone on to publish in a wide array of formats and medium from academic books and articles to literary fiction and poetry.  Others have produced works of art, music, and film. Today we are proud to inaugurate our new column, which features publications by TCDS alumni and friends, with […]

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Letter from New York: Susan Yelavich on Design and Performative Democracy in Wrocław

Ring in 2014 with Małe Instrumenty: The Politics of Tiny Instruments in Poland. by Susan Yelavich This New Year, as we emerge from the season of sales and the scourge of shopping, Małe Instrumenty offers a different kind of gift: music played on toy pianos. Yes, Virginia, toy pianos. Toy pianos, children’s music boxes, and […]

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Full Program Information & Application Forms now available – 23rd Democracy & Diversity Institute in Wroclaw, Poland (July 3-19, 2014)

TCDS is pleased to announce its 23rd annual Democracy & Diversity Graduate Institute that will be held at The New School summer campus in Wroclaw, Poland from July 3 to 19, 2014. Over the years the D&D Institute has gathered an exceptional international reputation as a major transatlantic bridge that brings Americans and Europeans closer to ideas generated in both parts […]

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Ukraine: An Open Letter from Yuri Andrukhovych

Dear Friends, all foreign journalists and editors! Recently I received requests from many of you to describe the current situation in Kiev and generally in the Ukraine, to present my judgment of what is going on, and to present my vision of the near future.  Since it is impossible for me to write a separate […]

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A Letter from Ukraine: Experience of Maidan

Experience of Maidan by Andriy Bondarenko Kyiv’s Maidan has really proved to be a lasting affair, strong enough to manifest the will of the majority of Ukraine’s population. Everyone could see the evidence of its ability to stand against police forces. Even during calm periods Maidan is still an impressive sight. For those of us […]

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