Transregional Center for Democratic Studies

Courses Announced for Summer 2017 Democracy & Diversity Institute in Wroclaw, Poland!

TCDS is pleased to announce its 26th annual Democracy & Diversity Graduate Institute to be held at The New School summer campus in Wroclaw, Poland from July 6-22, 2017.  The theme of this years Institute will be Democracy Under Siege – An Effort in Understanding and will consist of four graduate seminars as well as a cultural program for which New School students will earn six credits and non-New School students will earn a certificate of completion.  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.


Enroll in 2 of the following courses and earn 6 credits:


Resistance, Event, and Overcoming 

Robin Wagner-Pacifici – University in Exile Professor of Sociology, NSSR



Media, the New Authoritarianism, and Its Opposition 

Jeffrey Goldfarb – Michael E. Gellert Professor of Sociology, NSSR



Anti-, Post-, and De-Colonialist: Rethinking Democracy’s Predicaments from the Global South 

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



We the People: Nationalism, Populism, and the Precariousness of the Democratic Project 

Elzbieta Matynia – Professor of Sociology and Liberal Studies, NSSR


The New School for Social Research
6 East 16th St., Rm 921, NY, NY 10003
212-229-5100 ext. 3136

Elzbieta Matynia, Director
212-229-5580 ext. 3137

Lala Pop, Program Manager,
PhD Student, Politics
212-229-5100 ext. 3136

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Graduates and Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctural, Professional Studies Diploma, Graduates Certificate, or Associate's programs, or to apply to the Bachelor's Program for Adult and Transfer Students, complete and submit the New School Online Application.