Transregional Center for Democratic Studies

Our Spring Open House & Pierogi Party!

the 2023 Democracy & Diversity 
Graduate Summer Institute
in Wroclaw, Poland

Wroclaw 2019 D&D alumni

When:      Thursday, February 16, 2023
                  6:30 – 8:30 PM

Where:     Wolff Conference Room, D1103
                 Albert and Vera List Academic Center
                 6 East 16th Street, New York, NY, 10003

This event is open to all New School students, faculty, staff, and TCDS alumni. RSVPs are required. You must RSVP with your New School email to attend [TCDS alumni who do not have a New School email, please email to RSVP]. 

Please join us at our annual Open House (otherwise known affectionately as  the Pierogi Party – and the first since 2019!), to learn about our transdisciplinary work and the upcoming Democracy & Diversity Summer Institute in Poland. 

Come find out more about the Institute’s courses this summer, meet the faculty, talk with alumni of  previous Institutes, and take in a slide show –  over wine and pierogi !

The forward-looking theme of this year’s – now 30th  –  Democracy & Diversity Graduate Summer Institute is After Violence. It will take place July 5-20 in the vibrant city of Wroclaw, Poland. New School graduate students and some advanced undergraduate students are eligible to apply and enroll in 2 courses earning 3 credits each.

For more information and to RSVP please click here.

Health & Safety Information

Event guests and visitors must provide proof of up-to-date vaccination, including a booster when eligible; a negative result from a PCR test taken within three days before arrival; or a negative result from a rapid test taken the same day. The following protocols will be in place to ensure a safe and healthy experience for everyone:

Wearing a mask is strongly recommended but not required on campus.

The New School has partnered with CLEAR to utilize Health Pass, an online tool that safely and simply verifies proof of COVID-19 vaccination. To get started, download the CLEAR app and enroll for free: For detailed instructions on downloading and using CLEAR, visit the “Campus Visitors” section on our Access to Campus page. Specific questions about using the CLEAR Health Pass to attend an on-campus event can be directed to the event organizer.

For the most efficient entry possible, all guests should create a free CLEAR account and complete the checklist for entry requirements prior to the event.

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