In Fall 2017, CES events are focused on themes of populism and regionalism. The Annual Distinguished Lecture on Europe will be delivered by Jan-Werner Müller, professor of politics at Princeton, on the topic: "What's the Problem with Populism?"

Populism Series
What fuels the rise of populism in various parts of Europe, Eurasia, and beyond? Speakers in this series will discuss genealogies and varieties of populism, and ponder how 21st-century populisms are related to other key phenomena of our times—globalization, neoliberalism, and pluralism.

Regionalism Series
What is the meaning of regionalism at the twin age of nationalism and European Unionism? Speakers will discuss the political and academic formation and transformation of regions like “Europe,” “Eastern Europe,” or “the Balkans,” and reflect on the implications of reframing regional boundaries for our understanding of various European societies.

See below for the overview of events. Those that fit into the Populism or Regionalism series are denoted with the corresponding icon. For full details, visit our Events page.

Thu, Sep 14, 12-1 pm
Michigan Law Book Panel.
Gender Equality in Law: Uncovering the Legacies of Czech State Socialism.” Barbara Havelková, Shaw Foundation Fellow in Law at Lincoln College and Faculty of Law, University of Oxford. Sponsors: U-M Law School, Donia Human Rights Center, CREES. 218 Hutchins Hall.

Fri, Sep 22, 5-7 pm
Sat, Sep 23, 9 am - 6 pm
Visualizing the Social. Sponsors: Department of History of Art, CES, others. Stern Auditorium, UMMA, 525 S. State.

Fri, Sep 29-Sat, Sep 30
Transformative Thinking: A Conference on Jacques Derrida’s Seminars.” Sponsors: Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, CES.

Tue, Oct 3, 6-7:30 pm
Annual Distinguished Lecture on Europe.
What’s the Problem with Populism?” Jan-Werner Müller, professor of politics, Princeton University. In honor of Kathleen Canning, Sonya O. Rose Collegiate Professor of History; Chair, Department of History; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of History, German, & Women’s Studies, U-M. Sponsors: CES, CREES, WCED. Stern Auditorium, UMMA, 525 S. State.

Wed, Oct 4, 12-1:30 pm
CREES Noon Lecture.
The Singing Turk: Ottoman Power and Operatic Emotions on the European Stage from the Siege of Vienna to the Age of Napoleon.” Larry Wolff, Julius Silver Professor of History; director, Center for European and Mediterranean Studies; executive director, Remarque Institute, New York University. Sponsors: CREES, CES. 110 Weiser Hall.

Thu, Oct 5, 4-5:30 pm
Immigration, Religion, and Race in the U.S. and Europe: Politics in an Era of Populism. Terri Givens, professor of political science and provost, Menlo College. Sponsors: PS, CES, WCED. Eldersveld Room, 5670 Haven Hall.

Wed, Nov 1, 12-1 pm
CREES Noon Lecture.
From Land to Sea: Reconceptualizing Southeastern Europe as a Region.” Pamela Ballinger, Fred Cuny Chair in the History of Human Rights, U-M. Sponsors: CREES, CES. 110 Weiser Hall.

Tue, Nov 14, 4-5:30 pm
WCED Lecture.
The Politics of Secrecy in the Age of Revolutions. Katlyn Carter, Weiser Emerging Democracies Postdoctoral Fellow, U-M. Sponsors: WCED, CES. 110 Weiser Hall.