A Letter from Warsaw: A Democratic Vote of Diversity in Poland

October 2011 by Roch Dunin-Wasowicz Though currently residing in London, as a Polish passport holder I participated in the country’s general election last Sunday. On October 9, 2011, to my satisfaction, the Polish public elected Europe’s first transsexual member of parliament, Poland’s first openly gay parliamentarian, and its second person of color to become a […]

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Mondli Hlatshwayo: Reconnecting after thirteen years!

In March 2011, I bumped into Dr. Elzbieta Matynia, the Director of The New School’s Transregional Centre for Democratic Studies, during a seminar at the University of Johannesburg. The last time we met was in Cracow in July 1998. Fortunately we recognized each other! I am one of those who had a privilege to attend […]

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TCDS conducts the 20th Democracy & Diversity Summer Institute in Wroclaw, Poland

From July 8-24, the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies conducted its 20th Democracy & Diversity Institute in the vibrant city of Wroclaw, Poland, formerly Breslau. Centered on the theme The World in Crisis: A Critical Reading, the 2011 institute brought together 31 advanced graduate students and professionals from the New School and around the world […]

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Adam Michnik Introduced by Ian Buruma

In Search of Lost Meaning The New Eastern Europe Monday, October 31 5:30-7:30pm Wolff Conference Room, 6 East 16th Street, room 1103 Please join the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies, in collaboration with the Sociology Department at NSSR, for a special evening with Adam Michnik introduced by Ian Buruma as they discuss Michnik’s newest book […]

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REWIND by Liza Key

In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the African National Congress (ANC) the New School’s Transregional Center for Democratic Studies, in collaboration with the South African Consulate General in New York and the Center for Public Scholarship, presents a screening of the documentary Rewind by Liza Key         . […]

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D&D Institute in Johannesburg – How to Apply

The 11th Democracy & Diversity Institute in Johannesburg, South Africa January 5-21, 2012 Qualified candidates should either be affiliated with a university, as junior faculty members or as advanced graduate students, or be actively engaged with a relevant NGO. Preference will be given to those young scholars who, while pursuing their academic goals, can demonstrate […]

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TCDS Announces the 2012 Democracy & Diversity Institute in Johannesburg

The Transregional Center for Democratic Studies of The New School for Social Research in New York is pleased to announce the eleventh Democracy & Diversity Graduate Summer Institute organized by TCDS and the University of Johannesburg (UJ), to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa from January 5-21, 2012. TCDS will again welcome up to forty […]

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Introducing Letters from the Field

Letters from the Field is a new TCDS webpage devoted to news and commentary from our friends and colleagues around the world. Please check back for updates, and please submit your own “letters” to TCDS@newschool.edu. This is another way for us to stay connected in our global digital world, and we hope that your comments […]

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