Transregional Center for Democratic Studies

Democracy & Diversity Institute, Wroclaw 2016


The Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS) is proud to announce the startling fact that its upcoming Democracy & Diversity Institute will mark its 25th anniversary. This year’s Institute, themed In Unsettling Times: An Effort in Understanding, will be held at the New School summer campus in Wrocław, Poland, from July 5-21, 2016. Through a happy coincidence, Wroclaw has been chosen this year as a Cultural Capital of Europe! The D&D Institute, widely admired as an intimate international forum for lively but rigorous debate on critical issues of democratic life, brings an interdisciplinary, comparative, and highly interactive approach to the social, political, and cultural challenges facing today’s world. For our 25th Anniversary session we will be hosting a very special series of lectures and events featuring some of today’s major scholars and public intellectuals, among them two iconic philosophers, Agnes Heller and Richard Bernstein. Please consider joining us!

This intensive program offers the equivalent of a full semester’s graduate study. Interested Students should email for information regarding the application process.

Enroll in 2 of the following seminars and receive 6 credits:

Memory, Trauma, Evil

Richard J. Bernstein – Vera List Professor of Philosophy, NSSR

Carol L. Bernstein—Bryn Mawr College, English and Comparative Literature

Seeing at the Margins: On the Ethics and Politics of Sight  

Alice Crary – Associate Professor of Philosophy, NSSR

Romancing Violence: Theories and Practices of Political Violence

Elzbieta Matynia – Professor of Sociology and Liberal Studies, NSSR

For Full Program Information and application instructions click here!

Learn more about our Faculty here!


Our local collaborator in Poland is the International Institute for the Study of Culture and Education(IISCE) at the University of Lower Silesia.


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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