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Open House: Meet the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Wolff Conference Room, Room D1103, Albert and Vera List Academic Center 6 East 16th Street, New York, NY 10003, Room D1103

Information Session and Reception: featuring alumni updates & info about our upcoming Summer Democracy & Diversity Graduate Institute in Wroclaw, Poland!

We very much hope that you can join us at the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies open house and reception for students, alumni, friends, and associates, popularly known as the pierogi party!

We organize it each year to mark the anniversary of the dismantling of the Berlin Wall, but this year it has become more urgent than ever to face the deteriorating state of democracy now unfolding virtually everywhere.

At our gathering, you can learn about the ways in which we at TCDS are trying to mobilize intellectually in the face of threats to democracy. You will learn about our perennially extraordinary summer 2020 Wroclaw Institute, known as Democracy & Diversity (6 graduate credits), about our new project, Democracy Seminar 2.0, and other programs that enrich the New School community.

On this occasion we will also remember our dear friend, mentor, and teacher, Ann Snitow, whose iconic seminar on theories of gender in culture at the D&D Institutes since 1991, changed the discourse on gender in the new democracies of Central and Eastern Europe, and remains a source of strength to feminists on both sides of the Atlantic.

As always you can meet and chat with D&D alumni, staff, and faculty, and reconnect with old friends and colleagues. And most important of all, there will be our annual pierogi* on the agenda! [pyeh-RAW-ghi (ghi as in geek). 

Here’s hoping to see you on the 20th!

Presented by The New School’s Transregional Center for Democratic Studies at the The New School for Social Research

Event Type

Admission Info Session/Open House


Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff


Transregional Center for Democratic Studies


International and Global


The New School for Social Research





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What are pierogi (/pəˈɹoːɡi/)? Pierogi are delicate dumplings that use unleavened dough (a dough made without yeast such as flatbread). They are stuffed with endless fillings such as mashed potatoes, farmer’s cheese, sauerkraut, cabbage, mushrooms, spinach, ground beef, and even healthy grains or legumes such as millet, buckwheat, or lentil.  Since you are only limited by your imagination when it comes to pierogi fillings, you can find varieties from sweet to salty to spicy. More info here.

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