Date | September, 2012

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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TCDS Open House: Johannesburg-Wroclaw Orientation & Reception – Sept. 26 at 7 pm

 “Thirty students from around the world, with four worldly professors, some visiting helpers, and frequent nightly discussion guests – all crammed into the same lunch room, the same lobby, the same hotel bar – this is a perfect dynamic for the formation of group bonds which both highlight differences and transcend them.”  – Jake, U.S.A., Wroclaw […]

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A Letter from Poland/Eastern Europe: Performing Human Rights – Pussy Riot vs. the Pseudo Religious, Homophobic, Misogynists of Eastern Europe

by Tomasz Kitlinski, a TCDS alum Originally published in Deliberately Considered on September 17, 2012 The Pussy Riot trial will go down in the history of injustices as the Oscar Wilde trial of the 21st century. Against the evil powers that be, the Moscow artists acknowledged their inspirers, fellow outcasts: Socrates (this connection to the martyr of philosophy […]

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Country with No Exit

A Country with No Exit? Migrations from Communist Countries – September 18 at 6 PM

Thanks to the Soviet-style system of police control and the revolutionary changes since 1989, international mobility from European communist states is probably the best documented social phenomenon of this kind and a unique experiment in the limits of state control.  Dariusz Stola will discuss the evolution of migrations from communist states as they evolved from multi-million […]

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Desmond Tutu in San Diego, California, in December 2010 © Dale Frost | Flickr

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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Milan Petrusek © Filip Handourek | foto HN

Miloslav (Milan) Petrusek (1936 – 2012)

In Memoriam – Milan Petrusek New York, August 30, 2012 Miloslav Petrusek, a sociologist from Prague who, after the 1968 Prague Spring, was gradually marginalized as a member of Czechoslovak academia and eventually banned from teaching at Charles University altogether, died last week in Prague. A brilliant scholar and teacher, he had shared the ethos […]

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