Democracy & Diversity Institute Application Deadline Extended for New School Students!

Due to overwhelming demand we have decided to extend the New School student application deadline for this summer’s 26th Democracy & Diversity Institute in Wroclaw, Poland to Tuesday, April 25th, 2017! You still have a chance to earn 6 credits while studying at the New School’s summer campus in Europe! A limited number of partial scholarships are available to help students cover the program fee. Please contact us at for more information or with questions about the application process.  We look forward to hearing from you!



26th Democracy & Diversity 

Graduate Summer Institute

Wroclaw [Vrots-love], Poland, July 6-22, 2017

Democracy Under Siege – An Effort in Understanding

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. 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 intensive program offers the equivalent of a full semester’s graduate study. Interested Students should email for information regarding the application process.


Enroll in 2 of the following seminars and receive 6 credits:

What is an Event? 

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

For Application Instructions and Full Program Information including full course descriptions click here!

To Download an Application Form click here!

For more about our Faculty click here!

For more information, please visit our website, or contact us by e-mail at or by phone at 212 229-5580 ext. 3137.