Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year 2014!

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TCDS announces 23rd Democracy & Diversity Graduate Institute in Wroclaw, Poland, July 3-19, 2014

Understanding Modernity  TCDS is pleased to announce its 23rd annual Democracy & Diversity Graduate Institute to be held at The New School summer campus in Wroclaw, Poland from July 3 to 19, 2014. Widely admired as an intimate international forum for lively but rigorous debate on critical issues of democratic life, the D&D Institute brings an interdisciplinary, comparative, and highly […]

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TCDS Alumni Network Highlights: A friendly encounter in Johannesburg – Busisiwe Ntsele and Solongo Wandan

Over the years, the annual Democracy & Diversity Institute organized by the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies has nurtured a closely knit network of extraordinary alumni coming from all over the world. An essential part of what makes this network strong and living are the amazing encounters and productive collaboration among TCDS alumni after the […]

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Introducing a new column featuring publications by TCDS alumni and friends

TCDS is pleased to announce the launch of a new column featuring publications by TCDS alumni and friends and is welcoming your submissions. Please share with us concise information concerning your recent publications. Our own definition of what constitutes a publication is fairly broad, as we would like to capture your various accomplishments, such as: published […]

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Roundtable with Oleg Zhuravlev & Natalia Savelyeva on protest movements in Russia

The Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS) would like to invite you to a  ROUNDTABLE WITH TCDS ALUMNI FROM RUSSIA: The Emergence and Dynamics of the Recent Protest Movements in Russia  A special evening discussion with Oleg Zhuravlev & Natalia Savelyeva, Wroclaw 2012 Democracy & Diversity alumni WHEN: Tuesday, November 19 at 6:30 pm WHERE: 6 East 16th […]

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A Letter from New York: Elzbieta Matynia introduces a very special poem by Gema Santamaría

Interview with an Expert on Violence by Elzbieta Matynia and Gema Santamaría In late September the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies arranged a talk by Anabel Hernández, a Mexican journalist and courageous writer whose book, Narcoland: The Mexican Drug Lords And Their Godfathers, has just been published in English by Verso. I had heard about Hernández and her work, […]

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TCDS in Pictures: Wroclaw 2013

After our recent gathering at the TCDS Open House that took place on Monday, November 4, 2013 at The New School for Social Research, our New York-based intellectual home, we would like to present: The Virtual Tour of Wroclaw 2013 featuring our latest Democracy & Diversity Graduate Summer Institute in Wroclaw 2013. 

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TCDS Open House and reception on November 4th at 7:30 pm

Dear Friends Old and New! We very much hope that you can join us at the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies open house and reception for new students, alumni, friends, and associates. You will learn about our recent and perennially extraordinary summer institutes in Johannesburg and Wroclaw (6 graduate credits), known as Democracy & Diversity, […]

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A Letter from Russia: Notes on Movements and Protests

Prisoners and suspects Two years have passed since the unexpected appearance of a protest movement in Russia. Today the movement has declined. White ribbons, a symbol of the democratic movement, are out of fashion. And most of 28 participants of the peaceful oppositional meeting of the 6th of May 2012 that were arrested during the […]

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Anabel Hernández to speak about her new book NARCOLAND, September 25 at 6:30 pm

Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS) in cooperation with Global Studies, Janey Program in Latin American Studies, and the Observatory on Latin America (OLA) presents a talk by: Anabel Hernández on NARCOLAND    September 25th at 6:30 PM 55 West 13th Street Dorothy Hirshon Suite, 2nd Floor Mezzanine Narcoland: The Mexican Drug Lords and Their Godfathers is […]

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