VIDEO: Leonardo Sakamoto – What I Learned Being Cursed Online

We are happy to share a recording from last week’s talk “What I Learned Being Cursed Online” held by the Brazilian journalist Leonardo Sakamoto. Leonardo Sakamoto is one of the leading voices for human rights in the country and an internationally recognized voice in the struggle against contemporary slavery. He has a PhD in Political Science […]

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Letter from Poland: Committee in Defense of Democracy – We, The People in Polish (One country’s response to a right-wing takeover)

By Leszek Budrewicz The Committee in Defense of Democracy (Komitet Obrony Demokracji, or KOD) appeared to start suddenly out of thin air. It is now the biggest mass mobilization of Polish citizens since the days of Solidarity twenty-five years ago. Although on the one hand this was clearly a response to the electoral victory in […]

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TCDS Open House Featuring Brazilian Journalist Leonardo Sakamoto!

Join us on Tuesday, March 8th, for a conversation ‘What I Learned Being Cursed Online’ with New School Visiting Scholar and Brazilian journalist Leonardo Sakamoto, one of the main voices for human rights in the country and internationally recognized voice in the struggle against contemporary slavery. Immediately following Sakamoto’s talk we will have our bi-annual TCDS Open House! […]

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Applications and Full Program Information Now Available for the 25th Anniversary Democracy & Diversity Institute, Wroclaw, Poland, July 5-21, 2016!

25th Anniversary Democracy & Diversity Graduate Summer Institute Wrocław [Vrots-love], Poland July 5-21, 2016 In Unsettling Times: An Effort in Understanding The Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS) is proud to announce the startling fact that its upcoming Democracy & Diversity Institute will mark its 25th anniversary. This year’s Institute, themed In Unsettling Times: An Effort in Understanding, will […]

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TCDS Film Screening: The Making of Thinking of You, Monday 2/29, 6:30-8:30pm

TCDS is proud to announce that we will screen the new documentary ‘The Making of Thinking of You’ by Anna Di Lellio & Fitim Shala. New School for Public Engagement Professor and journalist Anna Di Lellio will present her new film documenting the June 12, 2015 art installation Thinking of You, by Alketa Xhafa Mripa, which […]

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TCDS Alumni Publications- “Constitutional Crisis in Poland” by Jan Smoleński

Democracy & Diversity Institute alumnus and New School for Social Research Politics Ph.D. student Jan Smoleński published his latest piece titled “Constitutional Crisis in Poland” on Public Seminar, the New School’s online platform.  See the full text on Public Seminar here.

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TCDS Announces 25th Anniversary Democracy & Diversity Institute, July 5-21, 2016!

The Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS) is proud to announce the startling fact that its upcoming Democracy & Diversity Institute will mark its 25th anniversary. This year’s Institute, themed In Unsettling Times: An Effort in Understanding, will be held at the New School summer campus in Wrocław, Poland, from July 5-21, 2016. Through a happy coincidence, Wroclaw has been […]

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Hyphenated Identities Conference – Video & photos

We are happy to share photographs documenting the Hyphenated Identities conference. Please watch a video of the keynote address by Aminatta Forna. (click here) On December 4 we had a full house and three sessions of inspiring discussions revisiting the notion of hyphenated identities from radically different perspectives. They added texture and complexity to the domain […]

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‘The Feminism of Uncertainty’ Publication Celebration with Ann Snitow!

Dear TCDS Alumni and Friends, We are excited to invite you to a special event next Monday at The New School.  Come celebrate the publication of a new book–‘The Feminism of Uncertainty: A Gender Diary–by long time TCDS Professor and recent NSSR Europe ‘Courage in Public Scholarship’ Award winner Ann Snitow. Ann will comment on […]

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Hyphenated Identities Conference

HYPHENATED IDENTITIES / DISCOURSES, QUESTIONS, AND POLEMICS CONFERENCE December 4, 2015, 8.30am-6pm, The New School for Social Research Orozco Room, A 712, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street, New York Please join the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies and the Memory Studies Group at the New School for Social Research, the East Central European Center […]

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