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Democracy Under Duress
University of Copenhagen
Thursday–Friday, June 23–24, 2022

Presenters: Mukulika Banerjee, Rajeev Bhargav, Craig Calhoun, Ulrike Flader, Dilip Gaonkar, Mihaela Mihai, Sofia Näsström, Charles Taylor, Mathias Thaler, Lars Tonder, and Camil Ungureanu

Democracy Under Duress

Summer School

Dismantling Democracy from Within
June 27 to July 2, 2022
Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

The Dismantling Democracy from Within Summer School advances the twin mission of understanding the critical challenges democracy is facing and developing the democratic agendas that will meet these challenges under variable cultural and socio-economic conditions. Such a mission can only be secured by facilitating a robust dialogue among students, activists, and scholars assembled from all over the world. Students will leave the Summer School with a deeper knowledge of the specific challenges facing democracy in different contexts as well as a global understanding of how they are connected.

Applications are now closed. Once admitted, all costs related to participation will be covered by the organizers.

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Co-sponsors:
Central European University (Budapest, Hungary)
Center for Global Culture and Communication (Northwestern University, Evanston, USA) Open Society University Network

2022 CEU Summer School

Who We Are

The Center for Transcultural Studies is a leading research institution that creates new forms of cultural understanding for a rapidly internationalizing world. Its major objectives are:

  1. to work with colleagues around the world to develop critical understandings of the forces shaping contemporary life;
  2. to design international projects that transform research, teaching, and policy-making by sharing institutional resources and innovatively using the latest in telecommunication technologies; and
  3. to inform expert and lay audiences in the United States and abroad about contemporary cultural issues affecting us all.


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Questioning the Present

Questioning the Present

The Questioning the Present project was launched in 2020 as a response to the contemporary political, economic, and social conditions in light of the COVID-19 crisis.

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Democracy in Question Podcast

Democracy in Question Podcast

Today, liberal democracies are under unprecedented strain from within and without. In each episode, Shalini Randeria invites a leading scholar to explore the challenges and dilemmas facing democracies around the world. They investigate what needs to be done to ensure the future well-being of our democratic institutions and practices.

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Semiotics Working Group

Semiotics Working Group

The Semiotics Working Group was founded in the fall of 2020 and meets monthly. With a diverse background ranging from Terra's work on non-propositional semiosis to Costas and Paul's analyses of indexicality and interpretants, to Greg's analysis of circulation, the group is exploring the possibility of a "continuous-time semiotics."

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WHO WE ARE

The Center for Transcultural Studies is a leading research institution that creates new forms of cultural understanding for a rapidly internationalizing world.

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