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About Us

The Ronald and Eileen Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia (WCEE) supports faculty and student research, teaching, collaboration, and public engagement in studying the institutions, cultures, and histories of these regions.

WCEE is housed in the University of Michigan International Institute  and is comprised of the Center for European Studies (CES); the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES); and the Copernicus Program in Polish Studies (CPPS). WCEE works in association with the Islamic Studies Program (ISP); and the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies (WCED).

Named in honor of Ronald and Eileen Weiser and inspired by their time in Slovakia during Ambassador Weiser's service as U.S. Ambassador from 2001-04, WCEE began operations in September 2008.

DIRECTIONS and PARKING

The Weiser Center is located in Weiser Hall, 500 Church Street, Suite 500, Ann Arbor.  

PARKING

There is limited metered street parking near Weiser Hall on Church Street and South University Avenue. Two parking structures are approximately two blocks away:

Forest Avenue Public Parking Structure

  • Parking rate is $1.20 per hour.

Palmer Drive Public Parking Structure

  • Parking rate is $1.50 per hour Monday-Saturday.
  • On Sundays, park in the blue staff-faculty parking area at no cost.

For more information about parking in Ann Arbor, please visit DDA Ann Arbor.

University of Michigan employees with a U-M parking permit will find the Church Street structure the closest to Weiser Hall, with the Hill Street, Thayer Street, and Forest Avenue structures all within walking distance. Please note that many University parking structures are free and open to the public after 6 pm each day and on Sunday. For more information about parking at the University of Michigan, please visit Parking & Transportation Services.