Transregional Center for Democratic Studies

Wroclaw 2015

TCDS is pleased to announce its 24th annual Democracy & Diversity Graduate Institute to be held at The New School summer campus in Wroclaw, Poland from July 12-28, 2015. Widely admired as an intimate international forum for lively but rigorous debate on critical issues of democratic life, the D&D Institute brings an interdisciplinary, comparative, and highly interactive approach to the social, political, and cultural challenges facing today’s world.

This years Institute will be themed Beyond Empire: Memory, Violence, Identity.

Students will have the opportunity to enroll in 2 of the following courses and earn 6 credits:

Torture and the Rule of Law

Jay Bernstein – University Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, NSSR

Memory, History, Belonging

Dmitri Nikulin– Professor of Philosophy, NSSR

Feminism and Post-Colonial Thought

Shireen Hassim – Professor of Political Studies, University of the Witwatersrand

Romancing Violence: Theories and Practices of Political Violence

Elzbieta Matynia – Professor of Sociology and Liberal Studies, NSSR



For full program information including full course descriptions click here.


Application form is available on the TCDS Web site at



For all New School applicants, the application deadline is April 20, 2015. 

For all other applicants, the application deadline is May 1, 2015. 



For more information, please visit our website ( or contact us by e-mail or by phone at 212 229-5100 ext. 3137.


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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