International Application Deadline for 2014 Wroclaw Institute Extended until Monday, April 21

We would like to inform you that the application deadline for international applicants has been EXTENDED until Monday, April 21, for this summer’s Democracy & Diversity Institute in Wroclaw, Poland.   The 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 […]

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This Wednesday! A Conversation with Krzysztof Czyzewski & TCDS Open House

The Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS) and the Public Seminar (P.S.) invite you for 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 […]

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TCDS Open House: Wroclaw Orientation & Reception – April 9th at 7:30 pm

We invite TCDS friends and alumni, as well as all potential Democracy & Diversity Institute participants, to join us for pierogi and wine next Wednesday, April 9, immediately following a talk by Krzysztof Czyzewski, a long time TCDS collaborator. Potential participants will learn about our upcoming D&D Institute in Wroclaw, Poland, hear about exciting future […]

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Letter from The New School for Social Research: Elzbieta Matynia Remembers Jonathan Schell

Long before I had any idea who Jonathan Schell was, I got a brief note from Chuck Tilly asking me to write a review essay for the Sociological Forum. The book to be reviewed was Adam Michnik’s Letters from Prison, just published by the California University Press. In 1985 I already knew Michnik, and the […]

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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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