The Revolution in Rojava

VIDEO: The Revolution in Rojava

On October 22, the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies, Dissent and the Center for Secular Space presented a special discussion with the Kurdish activists Dilar Dirik and Zozan Alush in conversation with Meredith Tax on The Revolution in Rojava: You’d think it would be big news that there’s a liberated area in the Middle East led by socialist-feminists, where people […]

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VIDEO: The Crime and the Silence

  On October 16, TCDS hosted The Crime and the Silence at Thew New School with author Anna Bikont speaking on: What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About the Holocaust, Poland after Jedwabne. Anna Bikont is a journalist for Gazeta Wyborcza, the main newspaper in Poland, which she helped found in 1989. For her articles on the […]

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The Revolution in Rojava

The Revolution in Rojava

TCDS and Dissent present The Revolution in Rojava You’d think it would be big news that there’s a liberated area in the Middle East led by socialist-feminists, where people make decisions through local councils and women hold 40% of leadership positions. You’d think it would be even bigger news that their militias are winning territory from […]

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TCDS Fall Open House

We invite TCDS friends and alumni, as well as all potential Democracy & Diversity Institute participants, to join us for pierogi and wine Monday, Novemeber 2nd, 8pm, at The New School, Wolff Conference Room, 6 E 16th St., Rm. 1103. Potential participants will learn about our 25th Anniversary Democracy & Diversity Institute in Wroclaw, Poland coming July […]

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The Crime and the Silence

TCDS is proud to announce The Crime and the Silence with author Anna Bikont speaking on: What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About the Holocaust, Poland after Jedwabne. Friday October 16th, 6:30-8:30pm @ The New School                                                                                                                                 Wollman Hall, Room B500 Eugene Lang Building, 65 West 11th Street, New York NY Anna Bikont is a journalist […]

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Guten Tag Po Polsku

TCDS is pleased to announce a radio listening event! Guten Tag Po Polsku Monday, October 19th 2015 6:30-8:30pm @  The New School Wolff Conference Room, Rm 1103, 6 E 16th st. New York, NY . . . The main character, New York native Ann Elizabeth Michel, always thought her family’s heritage was German – until […]

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Letter from St. Petersburg: An Analysis of Maidan, Part 1

This is the first in a series of essays by Public Sociology Laboratory, which includes many TCDS alumni, analyzing the Maidan protest movment in Ukraine.   Public Sociology Laboratory (further – PS Lab, http://ps-lab.ru) is an autonomous project of social researchers from Russia. The goal of PS Lab is to create socially and politically engaged, […]

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Call for Papers: Hyphenated Identities Conference

Dear TCDS Alumni and Friends, We are very excited to extend to you the call for papers (copied below) for Hyphenated Identities: Discourses, Questions, and Polemics, the first conference TCDS will sponsor this year along with the Columbia University Yiddish Studies and Polish Studies programs and The Memory Group at The New School.  Abstracts are due October […]

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Letter From Europe: Elzbieta Matynia “NSSR Europe Courage in Public Scholarship Award”

Last July It was in late July of 2014, during the final two days of the 23rd annual Democracy & Diversity Institute, that a sizable group of the Institute’s alumni — representatives of a much larger NSSR/TCDS community now living and working in Europe — joined us in Wroclaw. They were an impressive and accomplished […]

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A Special Concert to Benefit Nepal At The New School

Dear TCDS Alumni and Friends, Copied below is a letter from New School Professor, and close friend of TCDS, Ashok Gurung, who has been tirelessly organizing a benefit concert, to be held at the New School, which will raise much needed funds to support relief efforts and efforts to rebuild Nepal following the devastating earthquake […]

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