Over the course of the 2017-18 academic year, the Copernicus Program is sponsoring events related to the arts, regionalism, and populism. See below, or visit our Events page for information about our Winter events.
Tue, Jan 9, 4-5:30 pm
WCED Lecture. "The West’s Democratic Challenge: Central Europe’s Variant and What America Can Do." Daniel Fried, Distinguished Fellow, Atlantic Council; and former National Security Council Senior Director, Ambassador to Poland, and Assistant Secretary of State for Europe. Sponsors: WCED, CES, CPPS. 1010 Weiser Hall.
Wed, Jan 10, 12-1:30 pm
CREES Noon Lecture. "European Regions: Ethnopolitical Mobilization in Upper Silesia." Magdalena Dembinska, associate professor of political science, Université de Montréal. Sponsors: CREES, CPPS. 555 Weiser Hall.
Sun, Feb 4, 4-6 pm
Film. Spoor (Pokot). Agnieszka Holland and Kasia Adamik, directors. In Polish with English subtitles (128 min., 2017). Sponsors: Michigan Theater, CPPS. Michigan Theater.
Wed, Feb 7-Mon, Mar 12
Exhibition. Ruth Gruber, Photojournalist. Photographs by Ruth Gruber, first correspondent to travel to the Siberian Gulag and Soviet Arctic. Sponsors: WALL, CPPS, CREES. Duderstadt Center Gallery, 2281 Bonisteel Blvd.
Tue, Mar 27, 3:30-5 pm
Workshop. “The Socialist University: Higher Education, Modernization, and Working Classes in Postwar Poland.” Agata Zysiak, fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton University. Sponsors: Department of Sociology, CPPS. 4154 LSA, 500 S. State.
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.