Tag | Democracy and Diversity

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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Letter from Lithuania: Adam Michnik “Vilnius and Warsaw – Our Common Cause

The following is a speech by Adam Michnik — Polish intellectual, a 1984 New School honorary degree recipient, and editor-in-chief of Gazeta Wyborcza – addressing the Lithuanian Parliament in Vilnius in the context of the war in Ukraine Mrs. President, Mrs. Chair of the Parliament, Mr. Prime Minister, I am moved and embarrassed by this honor bestowed […]

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Applications and Full Program Information Now Available for 24th Annual Democracy & Diversity Institute, Wroclaw, Poland, July 12-28, 2015!

The Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS) is pleased to announce its 24th annualDemocracy & Diversity Institute to be held at The New School summer campus in Wrocław, Poland from July 12 to 28, 2015. Over the years the D&D Institute has gathered an exceptional international reputation as a major transatlantic bridge that brings Americans […]

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A Letter from New York: An Excerpt from “An Uncanny Era: Conversations between Václav Havel and Adam Michnik” by Elzbieta Matynia

  Havel, Michnik and the Making of 1989[i]   THE PATH OF FRIENDSHIP It was a perfect summer day in August 1978, almost exactly ten years after the armies of five Warsaw Pact countries had invaded Czechoslovakia to suppress the democratic aspirations of the Prague Spring. In the mountains between Poland and Czechoslovakia, a mountain […]

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The Bullet and The Ballot Box: A Conversation With Aditya Adhikari

We are happy to announce the first in a series of events hosted by TCDS that will mark the 25th anniversary of the dismantling of the Communist system in Eastern and Central Europe.  Organized together with the India-China Institute, The Bullet and the Ballot Box celebrates the new book with the same title by Aditya Adhikari, recently […]

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International Application Deadline for 2014 Wroclaw Institute Extended until Monday, April 21

We would like to inform you that the application deadline for international applicants has been EXTENDED until Monday, April 21, for this summer’s Democracy & Diversity Institute in Wroclaw, Poland.   The 23rd annual Democracy & Diversity Graduate Institute that will be held at The New School summer campus in Wroclaw, Poland from July 3 to 19, 2014. Over the years the […]

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This Wednesday! A Conversation with Krzysztof Czyzewski & TCDS Open House

The Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS) and the Public Seminar (P.S.) invite you for a meeting with Krzysztof Czyzewski, a practitioner of ideas, and the Director of the Borderland Center of Arts, Cultures, and Nations in Sejny, Poland.   Krzysztof, a long-time collaborator of TCDS, is one of this year’s laureates of the Dan David […]

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TCDS Open House: Wroclaw Orientation & Reception – April 9th at 7:30 pm

We invite TCDS friends and alumni, as well as all potential Democracy & Diversity Institute participants, to join us for pierogi and wine next Wednesday, April 9, immediately following a talk by Krzysztof Czyzewski, a long time TCDS collaborator. Potential participants will learn about our upcoming D&D Institute in Wroclaw, Poland, hear about exciting future […]

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New Foreign Minister of Ukraine is TCDS alumnus!

Dear Friends, This is to let you know that the current acting Foreign Minister of Ukraine, Andrii Deshchytsia (appointed on February 27, 2014), is a TCDS alumnus. He participated in the Democracy and Diversity Institute in Krakow twice (!), in 1992 and 1993, and then was accepted for study at the University of Alberta, where he got his […]

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Full Program Information & Application Forms now available – 23rd Democracy & Diversity Institute in Wroclaw, Poland (July 3-19, 2014)

TCDS is pleased to announce its 23rd annual Democracy & Diversity Graduate Institute that will be held at The New School summer campus in Wroclaw, Poland from July 3 to 19, 2014. Over the years the D&D Institute has gathered an exceptional international reputation as a major transatlantic bridge that brings Americans and Europeans closer to ideas generated in both parts […]

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