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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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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