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TCDS Alumni Network Highlights: A friendly encounter in Johannesburg – Busisiwe Ntsele and Solongo Wandan

Over the years, the annual Democracy & Diversity Institute organized by the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies has nurtured a closely knit network of extraordinary alumni coming from all over the world. An essential part of what makes this network strong and living are the amazing encounters and productive collaboration among TCDS alumni after the […]

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Between the PAST and the FUTURE: Completion of the 12th Democracy & Diversity Summer Institute in South Africa Opens a Space for New Beginnings

We are happy to announce the successful conclusion of the 12th Democracy & Diversity Summer Institute in South Africa, which took place in Johannesburg from January 7 – 23, 2013. The D&D Institute, organized by the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS), in partnership with the University of Johannesburg (UJ), brought together 44 participants from […]

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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 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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A Letter from Johannesburg: Archbishop Tutu v. Tony Blair

By Shireen Hassim Originally published on September 7th, 2012 in Deliberately Considered   Tony Blair came to Johannesburg last week. He was part of the Discovery Leadership Summit, hosted by Discovery Invest, and as you might expect he was the headline act.  Tony Blair on leadership: now that would be an interesting lecture, if you could afford the […]

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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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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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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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