Democracy and Diversity Institute 2016


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From July 5- 21, 2016 the Transregional Centre for Democratic Studies of the New School for Social Research, New York, organised the 25th Democracy and Diversity Institute in Wroclaw, Poland. The institute themed In unsettling times: An Effort in Understanding provided an intimate international forum for lively but rigorous debate on critical issues of democratic life. The summer institute brought an interdisciplinary, comparative, and highly interactive approach to the social, political, and cultural challenges facing today’s world. The 25th Anniversary session hosted 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. In close partnership with the University of Lower Silesia and in particular the International Institute for the Study of Culture and Education, all EDiTE researchers had the unique opportunity to join into this extraordinary experience of studying side by side with international students in classes of Elzbieta Matynia (Professor of Sociology and Liberal Studies, NSSR), Alice Crary (Associate Professor of Philosophy, NSSR), and Richard and Carol Bernstein (Professor of Philosophy, NSSR and Professor of English and Comparative Literatureophy, NSSR).
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