WCED Winter 2014 Events
Pavel Ivlev, Baktybek Beshimov, and Simeon Djankov are among the WCED speakers this semester

WCED videos on YouTube
Many WCED videos are now available on YouTube. Click the image above to be directed to the WCED channel. Photos by Peter Smith

Shades of Orange: A Decade of Ukrainian Democracy
More about Viktor Yushchenko's visit to U-M

Weiser Center Annual Report
The WCEE 2012-13 Annual Report is available online. Click the image to access the full WCEE Annual Report collection.


The Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies promotes scholarship to better understand the conditions and policies fostering transformations from authoritarian rule to democracy. It also educates new generations of practitioners who can apply their learning and experience to help extend democratic freedoms. Initially focusing on transitions in Europe and Eurasia, it will subsequently expand its scope to other emerging democracies across the globe.

Inaugurated in 2008, WCED works alongside the Center for European Studies and Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and in association with the Ronald and Eileen Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia.


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The Power of Weak States in Central Asia. WCED Lecture by Baktybek Beshimov, visiting professor, Northeastern University; and visiting scholar, Center for International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Apr 8, 2014

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