Johannesburg 2012 Photo Gallery

Welcome to the Photo Gallery of TCDS’s Johannesburg Democracy & Diversity Institute in January 2012! Forty students, from New York’s the New School and a number of universities throughout Africa, convened at the University of Johannesburg, the new host of TCDS’s Democracy & Diversity Institute in South Africa.               […]

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TCDS Open House: Wroclaw Orientation & Reception – February 28 at 7:30pm

Please join the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies for an open house and reception for new students and TCDS associates, alumni and friends. Stop by to learn about our upcoming Democracy & Diversity Institute in Wroclaw, Poland, to be held July 9-25, 2012; meet staff, faculty and alumni, and reconnect with friends and colleagues. Tuesday, […]

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The Tyranny of Choice, Renata Salecl’s book launch, February 28 at 6 p.m.

TCDS on behalf of The New School for Social Research invites you to celebrate with Cardozo School of Law the publication of Professor Renata Salecl’s book The Tyranny of Choice     A study of the nature of choice and how limitless freedom can lead to despair, The Tyranny of Choice explores how capitalism’s shrill […]

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The New School’s Democracy & Diversity Institute in South Africa completes its 11th session at new site in Johannesburg.

Organized by the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS) in partnership with the University of Johannesburg (UJ), this intensive program of study used the perspectives and experiences of Sub-Saharan Africa to understand more fully the realities of the world’s economies, cultures, and politics. The Institute is a mobile extension of the New School campus, located […]

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A Letter from New York: Romania’s Winter of Discontent

In January, the streets of Bucuresti, Timisoara, Cluj, Iasi and many other Romanian cities have witnessed people’s frustration, desperation, and anger directed at the political class and particularly at President Traian Basescu. Initially, it was the resignation of Dr. Raed Arafat, the country’s popular Deputy Health Minister, over plans to privatize emergency health services that […]

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TCDS Announces 21st Democracy & Diversity Institute in Wroclaw, Poland

Democracy & Diversity Summer Institute Wroclaw [Vrots-love], Poland July 9 – 25, 2012 The 21st annual Democracy & Diversity Summer Institute, an intensive program of graduate-level study in society, culture and politics, in Wroclaw, Poland, will be held July 9-25, 2012. Transregional Center for Democratic Studies welcomes up to forty junior scholars from the US, […]

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A letter from Wroclaw: What Vaclav Havel meant to me

While I cannot claim the privilege to have been one of Václav Havel’s friends, he loomed large in my life, first in my teenage years when I was coming of age in Communist Czechoslovakia and later through my extended sojourns abroad – in the United States and now in Poland. Václav Havel is profoundly irreplaceable. […]

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From your TCDS friends in New York

Dear colleagues, associates, alumni, and friends… as well as our growing roster of TCDS offspring ! Though we are all accustomed to the constant hopes, challenges, and disappointments that come with the territory, this past year has presented an exceptionally dense tapestry of global hope and despair. And just this past week we have seen […]

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Hitchens in Wroclaw, A Remembrance

The late Christopher Hitchens had taught at The New School and several cohorts of students in the Committee on Liberal Studies had gotten to know him well. But those of us who participated in the 2009 Democracy & Diversity Summer Institute in Poland will always remember him from Wroclaw. The institute had just relocated from […]

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Flying Seminar: OWS meets Bill Zimmerman – Picture Gallery

  Flying Seminar: Framing Critical Moments OWS meets Bill Zimmerman Bill Zimmerman, author of Troublemaker: A Memoir From The Front Lines Of The Sixties, When: Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 11:00 AM                                       Flying Seminar: Framing Critical […]

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