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From the Director

September 5, 2019

Dear colleagues and students,

Welcome back! I hope you had a refreshing summer and are ready for an exciting academic year ahead.

Along with partner centers in the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia, CES is sponsoring a 2019-20 series focused on environmental issues facing the region, including changing patterns of consumption and the increasing production of waste in postcommunist Eastern Europe, eco-mafias in Italy, the politics of ecological disasters, and the effects of climate change on indigenous populations of Northern Europe.

We have planned two Conversations on Europe events: a roundtable discussion on Brexit that will immediately follow the planned British departure from the European Union, and a lecture on the current state and legacy of the Yellow Vest movement in France.

We are pleased to present events for Fall 2019 in coordination with several partners on campus, including the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, the History and German Departments, and the Michigan Quarterly Review. I invite you to consult our full list of upcoming events here, and to browse the CES annual report for the previous academic year as well. The report outlines last year’s accomplishments, including our students’ recent achievements and faculty publications.

We look forward to seeing you at our events.
Best wishes,

Geneviève Zubrzycki
Professor of Sociology
Director, CES