CES is pleased to announce an exciting academic year ahead, with lectures, films, and workshops focused on two themes: “Migrations and Multiculturalism” and “Europe, Old, and New.”

Speakers and events in the Migrations and Multiculturalism series will focus on migration flows and explore the different meanings and challenges of cultural diversity—from the multiculturalism of the Austro-Hungarian empire to guest workers in socialist Yugoslavia, to anti-immigrant populist movements throughout contemporary Europe.

As 2018 marks the centennial of the end of the First World War, the collapse of empires, and the redrawing of Europe’s map, the series Europe, Old and New will explore those themes and critically examine where we are now, a century later. Speakers will discuss the challenges of multiculturalism, minority and civic rights at the time of democratic crisis and rising populism throughout Europe.

The Annual Distinguished Lecture on Europe, by Tariq Modood on October 11, will marry those themes. Professor Modood will speak on “Islamophobia and the Struggle for Recognition.”

See below for the full schedule.

Tue, Sep 11, 4-5:30 pm
Conversations on Europe.
“Poland, the EU, and Illiberal Democracy.” Krzysztof Śmiszek, human rights lawyer, activist, and managing editor of The Anti-Discrimination Law Review; WCEE Distinguished Fellow, U-M. Sponsors: WCEE, CES, CPPS, CREES, International Policy Center, WCED. 1010 Weiser Hall.

Wed, Sep 26, 12-1:30 pm
CREES Noon Lecture/Conversations on Europe.
“Living the End of the Habsburg Empire.” Maureen Healy, associate professor of history, Lewis & Clark College. Sponsors: CREES, CES, HIST. 1010 Weiser Hall.

Thu, Oct 11, 5:30-7 pm
Annual Distinguished Lecture on Europe.
“Islamophobia and the Struggle for Recognition.” Tariq Modood, professor of sociology, politics, and public policy, University of Bristol. Sponsors: CES, Global Islamic Studies Center. 110 Weiser Hall.

Thu, Oct 18-Sat, Oct 20
“Democracy in Question: What Does and What Can Culture Accomplish?” Organizer: Fernando Arenas, professor of Lusophone African, Brazilian, and Portuguese studies, U-M. Sponsors: American Portuguese Studies Association; U-M’s Department of Romance Languages & Literatures, CES, others. Various rooms in the Michigan League and Rackham.

Wed, Oct 24, 5:30-8 PM
CES Film.
Human Flow. Ai Weiwei, director (140 min., 2017). Sponsor: CES. 1010 Weiser Hall.

Fri, Oct 26, 3-4:30 pm
“Decolonizing German History at the Museum.” Katrin Sieg, professor of German, Georgetown University. Sponsors: Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures, CES. 3308 MLB.

Fri, Oct 26-Sat, Oct 27
“Margins of the Mediterranean.” Organizer: Karla Mallette, professor of Italian & Middle Eastern Studies, U-M. Sponsors: Global Islamic Studies Center, CES, others. 555 Weiser Hall.

Tue, Nov 27, 4:30-6 pm
WCED Lecture.
“Conservative Parties and the Birth of Democracy.” Daniel Ziblatt, Eaton Professor of the Science of Government, Harvard University. Sponsors: WCED, CES. 110 Weiser Hall.