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A Letter from Ukraine: Experience of Maidan

Experience of Maidan by Andriy Bondarenko Kyiv’s Maidan has really proved to be a lasting affair, strong enough to manifest the will of the majority of Ukraine’s population. Everyone could see the evidence of its ability to stand against police forces. Even during calm periods Maidan is still an impressive sight. For those of us […]

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2014 TCDS Holiday Wishes

Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year 2014!

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TCDS Alumni Network Highlights: A friendly encounter in Johannesburg – Busisiwe Ntsele and Solongo Wandan

Over the years, the annual Democracy & Diversity Institute organized by the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies has nurtured a closely knit network of extraordinary alumni coming from all over the world. An essential part of what makes this network strong and living are the amazing encounters and productive collaboration among TCDS alumni after the […]

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Roundtable with Oleg Zhuravlev & Natalia Savelyeva on protest movements in Russia

The Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS) would like to invite you to a  ROUNDTABLE WITH TCDS ALUMNI FROM RUSSIA: The Emergence and Dynamics of the Recent Protest Movements in Russia  A special evening discussion with Oleg Zhuravlev & Natalia Savelyeva, Wroclaw 2012 Democracy & Diversity alumni WHEN: Tuesday, November 19 at 6:30 pm WHERE: 6 East 16th […]

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A Letter from New York: Elzbieta Matynia introduces a very special poem by Gema Santamaría

Interview with an Expert on Violence by Elzbieta Matynia and Gema Santamaría In late September the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies arranged a talk by Anabel Hernández, a Mexican journalist and courageous writer whose book, Narcoland: The Mexican Drug Lords And Their Godfathers, has just been published in English by Verso. I had heard about Hernández and her work, […]

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TCDS in Pictures: Wroclaw 2013

After our recent gathering at the TCDS Open House that took place on Monday, November 4, 2013 at The New School for Social Research, our New York-based intellectual home, we would like to present: The Virtual Tour of Wroclaw 2013 featuring our latest Democracy & Diversity Graduate Summer Institute in Wroclaw 2013. 

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A Letter from Russia: Notes on Movements and Protests

Prisoners and suspects Two years have passed since the unexpected appearance of a protest movement in Russia. Today the movement has declined. White ribbons, a symbol of the democratic movement, are out of fashion. And most of 28 participants of the peaceful oppositional meeting of the 6th of May 2012 that were arrested during the […]

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Some Alumni You Should Meet: Unseen Alumni with Indelible Memories – by Elzbieta Matynia

On May 11, 2013 Elzbieta Matynia, Director of TCDS, participated in The New School’s second annual Alumni Day. Within the allotted time of 60 seconds, Elzbieta Matynia introduced TCDS’ two New School campuses abroad – in Poland and South Africa. In particular, she emphasized that thanks to those campuses, The New School has about 1700 […]

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TCDS in Pictures: Johannesburg 2013 – Wroclaw 2012

After our spring gathering at the TCDS Open House that took place on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at The New School for Social Research, our New York-based intellectual home, we would like to present the ~ Visual Tour of TCDS ~  a slide show featuring the two latest Democracy & Diversity Graduate Summer Institutes in Wroclaw 2012 and Johannesburg 2013. (Please note that the download may take […]

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Between the PAST and the FUTURE: Completion of the 12th Democracy & Diversity Summer Institute in South Africa Opens a Space for New Beginnings

We are happy to announce the successful conclusion of the 12th Democracy & Diversity Summer Institute in South Africa, which took place in Johannesburg from January 7 – 23, 2013. The D&D Institute, organized by the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS), in partnership with the University of Johannesburg (UJ), brought together 44 participants from […]

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