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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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An Uncanny Era of Post-revolution (1989-2014)

Next in the series of events hosted by TCDS to mark the 25th anniversary of the dismantling of Communist rule in Central and Eastern Europe, will be the launch of two books and a three-way discussion between Elzbieta Matynia, Professor of Sociology and Liberal Studies at NSSR, who will be presenting her new book An Uncanny Era: […]

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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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Yifat Gutman receives Dan David Prize for young scholars

Dear Friends, We are happy to share the news that Yifat Gutman, a 2006 Democracy & Diversity Institute, Krakow alumna and a New School graduate,  was awarded the Dan David Prize Scholarship for her research project title: “The Production of History and Memory in Everyday Life: How Jewish and Palestinian Citizens of Israel Narrate and Commemorate […]

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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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Letter from The New School for Social Research: Elzbieta Matynia Remembers Jonathan Schell

Long before I had any idea who Jonathan Schell was, I got a brief note from Chuck Tilly asking me to write a review essay for the Sociological Forum. The book to be reviewed was Adam Michnik’s Letters from Prison, just published by the California University Press. In 1985 I already knew Michnik, and the […]

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The Agon of the Borderland, Memory and Deep Culture: A Conversation with Krzysztof Czyzewski

The Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS) and the Public Seminar (P.S.) are happy to announce 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 award (along with Pierre […]

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Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year 2014!

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A Letter from New York: Elzbieta Matynia introduces a very special poem by Gema Santamaría

Interview with an Expert on Violence by Elzbieta Matynia and Gema Santamaría In late September the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies arranged a talk by Anabel Hernández, a Mexican journalist and courageous writer whose book, Narcoland: The Mexican Drug Lords And Their Godfathers, has just been published in English by Verso. I had heard about Hernández and her work, […]

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