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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Flying Seminar: OWS meets Bill Zimmerman

  Flying Seminar: Framing Critical Moments OWS meets Bill Zimmerman Please come to meet Bill Zimmerman, author of “Troublemaker: A Memoir From The Front Lines Of The Sixties” When: Saturday, December 3, 2011 at 11:00 AM Where: Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang Building, 65 West 11th Street, 5th floor Who: Bill Zimmerman & OWS Flying Seminar: […]

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Echoes of “Russian-Georgian War” in August 2008: Memory Politics in Current Georgia

A Presentation by Malkhaz Toria Thursday, December 8th at 8:00 p.m. 6 E 16th Street, Room 1101 (11th floor) Bringing back the lost, historical memory became one of the more important goals of the Georgian government after the Rose Revolution, in 2003. Georgia’s new elites are trying to destroy mental bridges, between the Soviet past […]

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Natasa Kandic at The New School 11/15 – picture gallery

MEMORY AND TRANSNATIONAL JUSTICE IN FORMER YUGOSLAVIA Natasa Kandic presents The Kosovo Memory Book, 1998-2000   Natasa Kandic is a human rights activist, the founder and director of the Belgrade-based Humanitarian Law Center. A dissident under Tito, she has later documented war crimes committed during the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s. Among the evidence she gathered, […]

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Natasa Kandic presents The Kosovo Memory Book, 1998-2000

The Graduate Program in International Affairs and the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies are pleased to present MEMORY AND TRANSNATIONAL JUSTICE IN FORMER YUGOSLAVIA Natasa Kandic presents The Kosovo Memory Book, 1998-2000 Tuesday, November 15 6:00 – 7:30 pm 2 W 13th Street (room 1204)   Nataca Kandic is a human rights activist, the founder and director […]

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REWIND – an extraordinary documentary on South Africa’s TRC 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 American Premiere Thursday, November 3 […]

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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 (11th floor) 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 […]

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