The Transregional Center for Democratic Studies of The New School for Social Research is pleased to announce the 20th Democracy & Diversity Graduate Summer Institute to be held in Wrocław, Poland from July 8-24, 2011, centered on the theme A World in Crisis: A Critical Reading.
TCDS is looking forward to welcoming another cohort of up to forty junior scholars from the US, Europe, and other parts of the world to this anniversary session of the Democracy & Diversity Institute. This year's program will unfold around the theme The World in Crisis: A Critical Reading, and will consider issues of political violence, the salient role of new media, the contestation of gender, and the ethnicization of politics.
Located between Berlin, Prague and Warsaw, and saturated with the history and memory of these three distinct cultures, Wroclaw (formerly Breslau) is a beautiful and booming city that uniquely conveys both the challenges and the promise of a united Europe. Drawing on Wroclaw’s culture of the borderland, TCDS’s network of distinguished and dedicated collaborators and alumni, and the New School’s reputation stemming from our long-term engagement in the region, this anniversary session of the Democracy & Diversity Institute offers a rigorous program of critical inquiry on some of the most pressing problems of our time.
The Wroclaw Institute is organized in collaboration with the International Institute for the Study of Culture and Education at the University of Lower Silesia.
Courses offered at this year's Institute:
Gender – Stable and Unstable: How Urgent Are Gender Questions? Professor Ann Snitow, Eugene Lang College
Media and News in a Time of Crisis, Professor Jeffrey Goldfarb, New School for Social Research & Professor Daniel Dayan, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris & New School for Social Research
Romancing Violence: Theories and Practices of Political Violence, Professor Elzbieta Matynia, New School for Social Research
"We the People": Nationalism, Ethnicity and Belonging, Professor Sharika Thiranagama, New School for Social Research
For full program information, course descriptions and details on how to apply, please see the attached announcement or visit our website: http://newschool.edu/tcds/subpage.aspx?id=28468.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS MARCH 14, 2011.
For further information email TCDS@newschool.edu or call 212-229-5580 x3136.
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