TCDS Announces 24th Annual Democracy & Diversity Institute in Wroclaw, Poland, July 12-28, 2015!


TCDS is pleased to announce its 24th annual Democracy & Diversity Graduate Institute to be held at The New School summer campus in Wroclaw, Poland from July 12-28, 2015. Widely admired as an intimate international forum for lively but rigorous debate on critical issues of democratic life, the D&D Institute brings an interdisciplinary, comparative, and highly interactive approach to the social, political, and cultural challenges facing today’s world.

This years Institute will be themed Beyond Empire: Memory, Violence, Identity.

Students will have the opportunity to enroll in 2 of the following courses and earn 6 credits:

Torture and the Rule of Law

Jay Bernstein – University Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, NSSR

Memory, History, Belonging

Dmitri Nikulin– Professor of Philosophy, NSSR

Feminism and Post-Colonial Thought

Shireen Hassim – Professor of Political Studies, University of the Witwatersrand

Romancing Violence: Theories and Practices of Political Violence

Elzbieta Matynia – Professor of Sociology and Liberal Studies, NSSR

Applications as well as full program information will be available online by March 1st, 2015.  For more information, please visit our website ( or contact us by e-mail at or by phone at 212 229-5100 ext. 3137.

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