Video of selected events is also available on the University of Michigan's YouTube Channel.
2014-15 | Archive
Albania: Emerging Democracy towards the European Union. WCED Lecture by Bujar Nishani, President of Albania. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies; Center for European Studies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. September 29, 2014. video
Punk Prayer. Penny Stamps/WCED Lecture by Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, members of Pussy Riot/Zona Prava. Sponsors: Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design; Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Institute for Research on Women and Gender. September 18, 2014. video
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. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. April 8, 2014. video
Crisis in Ukraine: Domestic and International Implications. International Institute Round Table. Moderator: Pauline Jones Luong, political science. Speakers: Zvi Gitelman, political science/Judaic studies; Mikhail Krutikov, Slavic languages and literatures/Judaic studies; Oksana Malanchuk, Institute for Social Research; Ekaterina Mishina, National Research University–Higher School of Economics/political science, U-M; Svitlana Rogovyk, Slavic languages and literatures; Greta Uehling, international and comparative studies. Sponsors: International Institute; Center for European Studies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. March 13, 2014. video
Erosion of Rights in Russia: A Lawyer’s Perspective. WCED Lecture by Pavel Ivlev, chairman, Committee for Russian Economic Freedom. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, CREES. February 18, 2014. video
“Making History”: An Intellectual Journey into the Hidden Polish Past. Annual Copernicus Lecture by Jan Gross, Norman B. Tomlinson ’16 and ’48 Professor of War and Society and professor of history, Princeton University. Sponsors: Copernicus Endowment, Center for European Studies, CREES, Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. November 11, 2013. video
Is It Time to Stop Calling It the “Arab Spring”? Reconsidering North Africa through the Eyes of Women’s Rights Defenders. WCED Lecture by Karima Bennoune (JD ’94), professor of law, University of California, Davis. Respondent: Fatma Müge Göçek, professor of sociology, U-M. Sponsors: WCED, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Islamic Studies Program. November 7, 2013. video
EU Leverage and National Interests in the Balkans: The Puzzles of Enlargement Ten Years On. WCED Lecture by Milada Vachudova, associate professor of political science, University of North Carolina. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Center for European Studies, CREES. October 29, 2013. video
WCEE Student Presentations. Graduate and undergraduate student presentations on summer research and internship experiences. Maria Hadjipolycarpou, Jean Monnet Fellowship, PhD Comparative Literature; Katherine Man, CES summer grant, BS French/Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience; Alice Sullivan, CRIF, PhD History of Art; Anastasia Tkach, CRIF, BA REES/Political Science. Sponsors: Center for European Studies, CREES, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. October 9, 2013. video
Shades of Orange: A Decade of Ukrainian Democracy. WCED 5th Anniversary Lecture by Viktor Yushchenko, President of Ukraine (2005-10). Sponsors: WCED; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures; International Institute; Rackham Graduate School; Ukrainian Future Credit Union. October 3, 2013. video
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