In Winter 2019, CES has organized a number of events in coordination with partners including the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; the Department of Anthropology; the Center for Political Studies, and the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. As in Fall 2018, the events are 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 marked 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.

See below for the full schedule.

Wed, Jan 23, 12-1:20 PM
CREES Noon Lecture/Conversations on Europe. National Minorities as a Legal Category in the Czech Republic (and Beyond) at the Time of Rising Nationalism.” Helena Hofmannová, associate professor of constitutional law, Charles University; Michigan Grotius Senior Research Scholar, U-M. Sponsors: CREES, CES, Law School. 555 Weiser Hall.

Tue, Feb 19, 4-5:30 PM
Conversations on Europe/CREES Lecture. “Making a New Europe: A Transnational Ethnography of Far-right Activism.” Agnieszka Pasieka, Elise Richter Research Fellow, University of Vienna. Sponsors: CES, CREES, Department of Anthropology. 110 Weiser Hall.

Mon, Mar 18, 4-5:30 PM
Conversations on Europe.
“Different Pathways, Common Destination? Public Policy and Institutional Changes in Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain during and after the Economic Crisis.” Dimitri Sotiropoulos, professor of political science, University of Athens. Sponsors: CES, Center for Political Studies. 110 Weiser Hall.

Wed, Apr 10, 12-1:20 PM
CREES Noon Lecture. “How the West Corrupts the East: Swedish Bribes and Uzbek Dictators.” Fredrik Laurin, Knight-Wallace Fellow. Sponsors: CREES, CES, Scandinavian Program, WCED. 1010 Weiser Hall.

Mon, Apr 15, 4-5:30 PM
WCED Lecture. “Politics Goes Pear Shaped. Old Regime Cultures and Revolutionary Politics, ca. 1792-1825.” Nathan Perl-Rosenthal, associate professor of history and spatial sciences, University of Southern California. Sponsors: WCED, CES. 1010 Weiser Hall.