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Fieldnotes from Poland: Grief over assassination of Gdansk’s Progressive Mayor at Charity Concert

Grief over Assassination of Gdansk’s Progressive Mayor at Charity Concert by Tomek Kitlinski     On Monday January 14 the Mayor of Gdansk (Danzig), Pawel Adamowicz, 53, died following three stabs at his heart and abdomen the previous evening. He was attacked during  the biggest annual fund-raising event in Poland, the joyous and conciliatory finale […]

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Fieldnotes from Europe: Today’s Fascists accuse Julia Kristeva

  Many of you know the work of Bulgarian-French philosopher and public intellectual Julia Kristeva, some of you have studied with her, and many of you have probably heard about the recent accusations by the Bulgarian state of her being a „secret agent” of the Communist Bulgaria (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/01/arts/julia-kristeva-bulgaria-communist-spy.html.) Here is a passionate defense by Tomek […]

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TCDS Announces courses for the 28th Democracy & Diversity Institute, Wroclaw, Poland, July 9-25, 2019!

TCDS Announces courses for the 28th Democracy & Diversity Institute, Wroclaw, Poland, July 9-25, 2019!

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 […]

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PHILOSEMITISM, HOLOCAUST MEMORY, AND THE ACCOMPLISHMENT OF CIVILITY IN GERMANY, Oct. 31st, 12 pm

TCDS and the New School Memory Group are excited to present a talk by Irit Dekel, of Friedrich Schiller University & Humboldt University, on her recent work entitled ‘Philosemitism, Holocaust Memory, and the Accomplishment of Civility in Germany’.  Join us at noon on October 31st, 2018, on the 9th floor of 6 E 16th st., in […]

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TCDS Fall Open House and Reception, Nov. 5th @ 7pm!

We invite TCDS friends and alumni, as well as all potential Democracy & Diversity Institute participants, to join us for pierogi and wine Monday, November 5th at 7:00pm, in the Wolff Conference Room, for our bi-annual Open House and Reception. Potential participants will learn about our upcoming D&D Institute in Wroclaw, hear about exciting future […]

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DEMOCRACY & DIVERSITY INSTITUTE KICKS OFF IN WROCŁAW, POLAND!

As the battle over the Supreme Court nomination begins in the United States, and as protestors take to the streets in Poland against the ruling Law and Justice Party’s (PiS) move to dismantle the country’s independent judiciary, The New School’s Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS) launches its 27th annual Democracy & Diversity Institute in Wrocław, […]

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Global Dialogues Fellowship 2018 Concluding Conference: The Precariousness of the Democratic Project

The Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS)  is excited to announce a very special conference at the New School, on Friday, May 11th, from 12:30pm-8pm, which will highlight the work of this years Global Dialogues Fellows at TCDS and feature a Keynote Address by Prof. David Ost, Joseph DiGangi Professor of Political Science at Hobart […]

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Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is carried by supporters in front of the Metalworkers Trade Union in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil on April 7, 2018 [Francisco Proner/Reuters]

#Fieldnoes from Brazil: Mariana Prandini Assis & Pablo Holmes on the Imprisonment of former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva

 The original version of this article was published here on aljazeera.com by TCDS and NSSR Alumna Mariana Prandini Assis & Pablo Holmes Lula’s imprisonment sends a dark message to Brazil’s poor Brazil’s oligarchy will do everything in its power to sabotage any attempt to abolish its privileges.         Luiz Inacio “Lula” da […]

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TCDS Professor Shireen Hassim of the University of the Witwatersrand publishes obituary for the late Winnie Mandela

TCDS Professor Shireen Hassim of the University of the Witwatersrand publishes obituary for the late Winnie Mandela

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: revolutionary who kept the spirit of resistance alive The original version of this text was published here on theconversation.com.   No other woman – in life and after – occupies the place that Winnie Madikizela-Mandela does in South African politics. A stalwart of the African National Congress (ANC), she nevertheless stands above, and at times outside, the […]

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Application Deadline extended for New School and Non-New School applicants for our 2018 Democracy & Diversity Institute in Wroclaw, Poland!

Application Deadline extended for New School and Non-New School applicants for our 2018 Democracy & Diversity Institute in Wroclaw, Poland!

Due to numerous inquiries regarding applying to this summer’s Democracy & Diversity Institute in Wroclaw, Poland, we have decided to extend the application period for New School applicants AND Non New School Applicants!  The deadline to apply for New School students is now April 8th and the deadline for all other students is April 16th, 2018! Don’t […]

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