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Join Us in Protesting Right-Wing Attacks on Jawaharlal Nehru University

Endangered Scholars Worldwide started a petition to Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi in response to the January 9th, 2020 detention of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students by Dehli police during a march protesting violence on their campus. From the petition:  “Mr. Prime Minister, we believe that the current mistreatment of peaceful protestors and prevailing […]

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An urgent message from Poland

Poland’s democracy is being destroyed. The ultra-nationalist ruling party has taken control of all three powers of state: the legislative, the executive and the judiciary. Today, December 18, 2019, we are protesting on behalf of the hitherto independent judges who are being disciplined and punished (in the sense of the Foucauldian surveiller et punir). Alongside the […]

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Reclaiming Democratic Performatives: TCDS IN 2019

The valiant theme of our last Democracy & Diversity Institute was further echoed in an array of events and activities of this this politically challenging year.  It demonstrated both continuous TCDS’s engagement in illuminating the critical issues of our embattled world and the commitment of peripatetic TCDS Director Prof. Elzbieta Matynia to addressing the many […]

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Announcing the 2020 Democracy & Diversity Summer Institute in Wroclaw, Poland

Announcing the 2020 Democracy & Diversity Summer Institute in Wroclaw, Poland

The Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS) is happy to announce our 29th annual Democracy & Diversity Graduate Institute to be held at The New School summer campus in Wroclaw, Poland, July 2-18, 2020.  Widely admired as an intimate international forum for lively but rigorous debate on critical issues of democratic life, the D&D Institute […]

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Open House: Meet the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies

Open House: Meet the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies

Information Session and Reception: featuring alumni updates & info about our upcoming Summer Democracy & Diversity Graduate Institute in Wroclaw, Poland! When: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 @ 7:00 – 9:00 PM Where: Wolff Conference Room, D1103; Albert and Vera List Academic Center; 6 East 16th Street, New York, NY, 10003 This event is opened to […]

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We protest against the promotion of far-right prejudice in Polish Universities: please sign the petition!

Recent developments in Poland: TOMEK KITLINSKI endangered: please sign the petition!                   Przemysław Czarnek, Governor of the Lublin Region in Eastern Poland and an incoming MP to the Polish Parliament representative of the ruling Law & Justice Party, has just been awarded the medal Amicis Universitatis Mariae […]

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Open Letter: We Stand with the Kurdish People of Syria!

From members of Democracy Seminar 2.0: “We are writing as scholars and citizens of the world to express our concern for the Kurdish people of Syria, whose fate has been dramatically altered by events that started with a phone call between President Donald Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on October 6, 2019.” Read the rest […]

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"Bogdan's Journey" Truth Has to Be Told with Love: Film Screening - Nov. 7 @ The New School

“Bogdan’s Journey” Truth Has to Be Told with Love: Film Screening – Nov. 7 @ The New School

Join us on Thursday, November 7th, 2019 (6:30 – 8:30PM) for a critically acclaimed film about murder and memory 70 years after Europe’s last pogrom – in Kielce, Poland. Special screening of the award-winning film Bogdan’s Journey / Przy Planty 7/9. The screening will be followed by Q&A with Bogdan Bialek – the protagonist of […]

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DEMOCRACY IN DARK TIMES: Panel open to the public

DEMOCRACY IN DARK TIMES: Panel open to the public

A panel discussion on the promise and perils for democracy as seen from the various locations and perspectives of our Democracy Seminar 2.0 participants on Saturday, October 5th  2:00 PM – 4:00 PM (The Bob and Sheila Hoerle Lecture Hall, University Center, UL105, 63 Fifth Avenue) After two days of critical deliberations on the troubling […]

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HONORING ADAM MICHNIK: DEGREE RE-CONFERRAL AND LECTURE: 30 YEARS AGO: A TIME OF JOY AND HOPE

HONORING ADAM MICHNIK: DEGREE RE-CONFERRAL AND LECTURE: 30 YEARS AGO: A TIME OF JOY AND HOPE

Please join us on Friday, October 4th (5:00pm – 7:00pm; Wollman Hall, B500-Eugene Lang Building-Enter via 66 W. 12th Street) in honoring Polish activist and writer Adam Michnik. Michnik, one of seven human rights activists honored in 1984 in the commemoration of the founding of the University in Exile, could not attend because he was […]

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