Daniel Dayan’s Feb. 25th lecture at The New School “Appearing in Public: Media and the Politics of Showing”

Dear TCDS Friends and Alumni, On behalf of NSSR, TCDS is pleased to invite you to a public lecture by Daniel Dayan, one of the leading experts in Media Theory and our very own professor at the 2011 Democracy & Diversity Summer Institute in Wroclaw. The lecture will take place on Monday, February 25 at 6 pm, […]

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Happy holiday wishes from TCDS!

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The Bronx into Bronx: Brno Roma, Ghettoized Identities, and the Global Circulation of Iconic Images – Dec. 3 at 8 PM

The Bronx into Bronx:  Brno Roma, Ghettoized Identities, and the Global Circulation of Iconic Images Monday, December 3, 2012 – 6:00PM The New School, 55 W. 13th St. – Hirshon Suite – Mezzanine Level This talk will focus on Dr. Radim Marada’s current research on Roma people in the Czech Republic. In the Czech city […]

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Johannesburg 2013 full program information and application forms now available

The Transregional Center for Democratic Studies at The New School for Social Research in New York is pleased to announce 12th Democracy & Diversity Graduate Summer Institute organized by TCDS and the University of Johannesburg (UJ), to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa from January 7-23, 2013. We will again welcome up to forty junior […]

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A Letter from Nairobi: Dlamini Zuma’s Footsteps in the Long Walk to Continental Unity

By Moses Karanja South Africa’s Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, 63, became the first female head of the African Union (AU) Commission, a post poised to test her leadership abilities to the limit, but also to potentially make her the ablest successor to President Jacob Zuma.  In the apt words of one government official, “Ms Dlamini-Zuma’s job […]

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TCDS announces the 12th Democracy & Diversity Institute in Johannesburg, South Africa

Please note that this information is still tentative as we are finalizing the details with our collaborators in Johannesburg. The full program information and application form will be available next week. The Transregional Center for Democratic Studies of The New School for Social Research in New York is pleased to announce the 12th Democracy & Diversity Graduate Summer Institute […]

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TCDS Academic Writing Workshop – Oct. 27 at 11 am

Getting Started Each of us has to write. Most of us find the experience painful and, let’s admit it, not always successful.  More often than not, “writing” consists of staring blearily at a blank notepad surrounded by a rising tide of crumpled pieces of paper. (Well, OK, to update the image substitute “computer screen” for […]

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TCDS in Pictures: Wroclaw 2012 – Johannesburg 2012

After the successful celebration of the new academic year at the TCDS Open House held on Wednesday, September 26, we would like to share the Visual Tour of TCDS a slide show presented at the event with the broader community interested in TCDS. (Please note that the download may take a few seconds due to the large […]

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TCDS Open House: Johannesburg-Wroclaw Orientation & Reception – Sept. 26 at 7 pm

 “Thirty students from around the world, with four worldly professors, some visiting helpers, and frequent nightly discussion guests – all crammed into the same lunch room, the same lobby, the same hotel bar – this is a perfect dynamic for the formation of group bonds which both highlight differences and transcend them.”  – Jake, U.S.A., Wroclaw […]

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A Letter from Poland/Eastern Europe: Performing Human Rights – Pussy Riot vs. the Pseudo Religious, Homophobic, Misogynists of Eastern Europe

by Tomasz Kitlinski, a TCDS alum Originally published in Deliberately Considered on September 17, 2012 The Pussy Riot trial will go down in the history of injustices as the Oscar Wilde trial of the 21st century. Against the evil powers that be, the Moscow artists acknowledged their inspirers, fellow outcasts: Socrates (this connection to the martyr of philosophy […]

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