Transregional Center for Democratic Studies

Full Scholarships now available for the TCDS Summer 2019 Democracy & Diversity Institute in Wroclaw, Poland, for students from Eurasia and Turkey!

We are pleased to announce that full scholarships for our Summer 2019 Democracy & Diversity Institute in Wroclaw, Poland, are now available for students from Eurasia (Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Belarus) & students from Turkey!  Scholarships include travel to and from Poland, room and partial board (breakfast and lunch every day, dinner is not included), and tuition.  For more information, please email us at


28th Democracy & Diversity Graduate Summer Institute
Wrocław [Vrots-love], Poland, July 9-25, 2019

Reclaiming Democratic Performatives: Actors, Spaces, Processes

We are happy to announce our 28th annual Democracy & Diversity Graduate Institute to be held at The New School summer campus in Wroclaw, Poland, July 9-25, 2019.  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:

International Refugee Law: Policy, Practice, Inventive Responses

 Alex Aleinikoff – Professor of International Affairs and Director of the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility


Radical Animal: Dismantling Discourses of Dehumanization

Alice Crary – Professor of Philosophy, NSSR


#MeToo: Sex, Power and the Public Sphere

Shireen Hassim – Carleton University, Ottawa

***This course will count toward the requirements of the New School Gender and Sexuality Studies Certificate


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

Elzbieta Matynia – Professor of Sociology and Liberal Studies, NSSR


For all New School applicants, the application deadline is March 25, 2019.
For all other applicants, the application deadline is April 1, 2019.


For Full Program Information including course descriptions click here.

For applications click here.


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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