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Congratulations to Global Dialogues 2016 Alumni!

TCDS is excited to announce that our Global Dialogues 2016 Fellows, Malkhaz Toria and Mykola Balaban, received the first Global Dialogues Alumni Grant. Malkhaz and Mykola will work together on the project Narrating Conflicts in Post-Truth Era, Facing Revisionist Russia: Ukraine and Georgia in comparative perspective. Congratulations! 

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Malkhaz Toria, Fall 2016 TCDS Global Dialogues Fellow, Op-Ed published in!

Malkhaz Toria, Fall 2016 TCDS Global Dialogues Fellow has had his Op-Ed on the ethnic Georgian residents of the Gali district of Abkhazia, published in! Toria received his Ph.D in History from Iv Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia. He is currently an associate professor and the Director of the Memory Studies Center in the […]

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TCDS Alumnus Abu Bakarr Bah Publishes Book on International Security and Peacebuilding

TCDS is proud to announce that Abu Bakarr Bah, Alumnus of our Democracy & Diversity Institute, and Associate Professor of Sociology at Northern Illinois University recently published a new book on International Security and Peacebuilding in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. His newest book, published earlier this year by Indiana University Press, focuses on how today’s wars, including the […]

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TCDS Alumni Publications- “Constitutional Crisis in Poland” by Jan Smoleński

Democracy & Diversity Institute alumnus and New School for Social Research Politics Ph.D. student Jan Smoleński published his latest piece titled “Constitutional Crisis in Poland” on Public Seminar, the New School’s online platform.  See the full text on Public Seminar here.

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Yifat Gutman receives Dan David Prize for young scholars

Dear Friends, We are happy to share the news that Yifat Gutman, a 2006 Democracy & Diversity Institute, Krakow alumna and a New School graduate,  was awarded the Dan David Prize Scholarship for her research project title: “The Production of History and Memory in Everyday Life: How Jewish and Palestinian Citizens of Israel Narrate and Commemorate […]

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Letter from The New School for Social Research: Elzbieta Matynia Remembers Jonathan Schell

Long before I had any idea who Jonathan Schell was, I got a brief note from Chuck Tilly asking me to write a review essay for the Sociological Forum. The book to be reviewed was Adam Michnik’s Letters from Prison, just published by the California University Press. In 1985 I already knew Michnik, and the […]

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New Foreign Minister of Ukraine is TCDS alumnus!

Dear Friends, This is to let you know that the current acting Foreign Minister of Ukraine, Andrii Deshchytsia (appointed on February 27, 2014), is a TCDS alumnus. He participated in the Democracy and Diversity Institute in Krakow twice (!), in 1992 and 1993, and then was accepted for study at the University of Alberta, where he got his […]

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Krzysztof Czyzewski awarded the Dan David Prize

Dear Friends, This is to let you know that our long-time collaborator, Krzysztof Czyzewski (the Director of the Borderland Center of Arts, Cultures, and Nations in Sejny, Poland, whom some of our alumni will remember from his talks at NSSR and our Democracy & Diversity Institutes in Krakow and Wroclaw), was recently awarded the Dan […]

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Hana Cervinkova on the Kidnapping of Wroclaw’s Dwarves

The Kidnapping of Wroclaw’s Dwarves: The Symbolic Politics of Neoliberalism in Urban East-Central Europe (June 2013) Hana Cervinkova, Krakow (2000) Alumna and long time TCDS collaborator June 17, 2013  Abstract: In this paper, I draw on the approach to the study of “actually existing liberalisms” with an example from contemporary urban east-central Europe. I focus on […]

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Irit Dekel’s New Book on the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin

Throughout the years many TCDS alumni have gone on to publish in a wide array of formats and medium from academic books and articles to literary fiction and poetry.  Others have produced works of art, music, and film. Today we are proud to inaugurate our new column, which features publications by TCDS alumni and friends, with […]

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