We are very pleased to announce that the 29th annual Democracy & Diversity Summer Institute, organized annually by the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies of the New School for Social Research, will take place this year from July 6th to July 20th.
Conducted for three decades in Krakow, Cape Town, Wroclaw and Johannesburg, this year’s Institute will “take place” as a borderless, transregional online site providing a forum for forward-looking debate on unprecedented challenges that now threaten our lives wherever we live. The central theme of the Institute is Reinventing Our Future. The opening address will be delivered by the 2019 Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature, Olga Tokarczuk of Wroclaw.
This summer we offer three intensive graduate seminars, which — along with distinguished guests’ talks, evening conversations, and micro-events — are designed to explore issues of social justice and the widespread dismantling of democracy and to illuminate the emergence of new social actors. Each interdisciplinary, comparative, and interactive course offers the equivalent of semester-length credits at the New School for Social Research. As with our regular on-site, in-person Institutes, even under this year’s exceptional circumstances we intend above all to create a community of civic-minded junior scholars that will be sustained well after the completion of the institute itself as part of a growing and thriving transregional network.
Graduate applicants: Applicants should have completed their undergraduate studies by the time of the Institute and should be either enrolled in postgraduate degree programs or working as junior university teachers or researchers. Preference will be given to those junior scholars who can demonstrate active involvement in civil society and civic life.
Advanced undergraduate applicants: Applicants must be enrolled as juniors or seniors. Preference will be given to those applicants who, while academically inclined, can demonstrate an active interest in civic life.
There are no requirements of citizenship or affiliation with a US university.
This year due to extraordinary circumstances there will be NO program fees charged to individually accepted participants!
New School students register for maximum 2 courses and receive 6 credits. Other participants will receive Institute certificates listing the courses, and a number of contact hours. All participants select maximum 2 out of the 3 graduate-level seminars.
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