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DEMOCRACY IN DARK TIMES: Panel open to the public

DEMOCRACY IN DARK TIMES: Panel open to the public

A panel discussion on the promise and perils for democracy as seen from the various locations and perspectives of our Democracy Seminar 2.0 participants on Saturday, October 5th  2:00 PM – 4:00 PM (The Bob and Sheila Hoerle Lecture Hall, University Center, UL105, 63 Fifth Avenue) After two days of critical deliberations on the troubling […]

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HONORING ADAM MICHNIK: DEGREE RE-CONFERRAL AND LECTURE: 30 YEARS AGO: A TIME OF JOY AND HOPE

HONORING ADAM MICHNIK: DEGREE RE-CONFERRAL AND LECTURE: 30 YEARS AGO: A TIME OF JOY AND HOPE

Please join us on Friday, October 4th (5:00pm – 7:00pm; Wollman Hall, B500-Eugene Lang Building-Enter via 66 W. 12th Street) in honoring Polish activist and writer Adam Michnik. Michnik, one of seven human rights activists honored in 1984 in the commemoration of the founding of the University in Exile, could not attend because he was […]

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TCDS Alumna Mariana Prandini Assis published in the Guardian on new Austerity meausures in Brazil

We would like to share a recent piece ‘Brazil is in crisis. And once again, the poorest will bear the burden’, published in The Guardian, by TCDS alumna, and NSSR PhD Candidate, Mariana Prandini Assis which describes new austerity measures in Brazil being pushed through by the country’s un-elected president Michel Temer. Assis notes the […]

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‘The Feminism of Uncertainty’ Publication Celebration with Ann Snitow!

Dear TCDS Alumni and Friends, We are excited to invite you to a special event next Monday at The New School.  Come celebrate the publication of a new book–‘The Feminism of Uncertainty: A Gender Diary–by long time TCDS Professor and recent NSSR Europe ‘Courage in Public Scholarship’ Award winner Ann Snitow. Ann will comment on […]

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Letter from Lithuania: Adam Michnik “Vilnius and Warsaw – Our Common Cause

The following is a speech by Adam Michnik — Polish intellectual, a 1984 New School honorary degree recipient, and editor-in-chief of Gazeta Wyborcza – addressing the Lithuanian Parliament in Vilnius in the context of the war in Ukraine Mrs. President, Mrs. Chair of the Parliament, Mr. Prime Minister, I am moved and embarrassed by this honor bestowed […]

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A Letter from New York: An Excerpt from “An Uncanny Era: Conversations between Václav Havel and Adam Michnik” by Elzbieta Matynia

  Havel, Michnik and the Making of 1989[i]   THE PATH OF FRIENDSHIP It was a perfect summer day in August 1978, almost exactly ten years after the armies of five Warsaw Pact countries had invaded Czechoslovakia to suppress the democratic aspirations of the Prague Spring. In the mountains between Poland and Czechoslovakia, a mountain […]

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An Uncanny Era of Post-revolution (1989-2014)

Next in the series of events hosted by TCDS to mark the 25th anniversary of the dismantling of Communist rule in Central and Eastern Europe, will be the launch of two books and a three-way discussion between Elzbieta Matynia, Professor of Sociology and Liberal Studies at NSSR, who will be presenting her new book An Uncanny Era: […]

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The Bullet and The Ballot Box: A Conversation With Aditya Adhikari

We are happy to announce the first in a series of events hosted by TCDS that will mark the 25th anniversary of the dismantling of the Communist system in Eastern and Central Europe.  Organized together with the India-China Institute, The Bullet and the Ballot Box celebrates the new book with the same title by Aditya Adhikari, recently […]

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Elzbieta Matynia participates in 10th Annual PEN World Voices Festival

As winter slowly turned to spring late this April through early May, over 150 writers from around the world gathered in New York for the 10th annual PEN World Voices Festival in International Literature.  The festival, created in 2004 by Salman Rushdie, then PEN America president, seeks to offer “first hand cultural and political experience from […]

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International Application Deadline for 2014 Wroclaw Institute Extended until Monday, April 21

We would like to inform you that the application deadline for international applicants has been EXTENDED until Monday, April 21, for this summer’s Democracy & Diversity Institute in Wroclaw, Poland.   The 23rd annual Democracy & Diversity Graduate Institute that will be held at The New School summer campus in Wroclaw, Poland from July 3 to 19, 2014. Over the years the […]

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