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CREES is pleased to announce its Virtual Fall Events Series, hosted on Zoom. Registration is required and links will be provided for each event.

Tue, Sep 8, 4-5:30 pm
WCED Panel.
Flashpoint: Belarus.” Adam E. Casey, WCED Research Fellow; Natalia Forrat, WCED Visiting Associate and former WCED Postdoctoral Fellow (2018-20); Sasha de Vogel, doctoral candidate in political science, U-M. Moderator: Dan Slater, WCED Director. Co-sponsor: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies.

Thu, Sep 17-Fri, Sep 18, 11:30 am-12:40 pm
U.S.-Russia Future Leaders Professional Development Workshop.
Assessing Information about Russia and its Neighbors.” Jill Dougherty (BA Russian ’70), Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. Co-sponsor: Ford School of Public Policy. Participants must be current U-M students and space is limited.

Thu, Sep 24, 4-5 pm
Book Talk.
The World Refugees Made: A Conversation with Pamela Ballinger and Kira Thurman.” Pamela Ballinger, Fred Cuny Chair in the History of Human Rights, U-M; Kira Thurman, assistant professor of history and German, U-M. Co-sponsors: Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, Center for European Studies.

Wed, Oct 14, 2-3 pm
CREES Lecture.
“Aging Nationally in Contemporary Poland: Memory, Kinship, and Personhood.” Jessica C. Robbins, (PhD Anthropology ’13), assistant professor of anthropology, Wayne State University. Co-sponsor: Copernicus Center for Polish Studies. Part of the Area Studies Showcase Lecture Series: Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.

Wed, Oct 28, 12-1:20 pm
CREES Noon Lecture.
“Music and Resilience in Early Postwar Poland.” Mackenzie Pierce, assistant professor of musicology, U-M. Co-sponsor: Copernicus Center for Polish Studies.

Fri, Nov 6-Sun, Nov 8
Annual Copernicus Lecture. An Interview with Agnieszka Holland. Agnieszka Holland, film director. Interviewed by Johannes von Moltke, professor of Germanic languages and literatures and of film, television and media, Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia acting director, U-M; and Benjamin Paloff, associate professor of Slavic languages and literatures and comparative literature, Copernicus Center for Polish Studies acting director, U-M. Sponsor: Copernicus Center for Polish Studies.

Fri, Nov 6-Sun, Nov 8
27th Ann Arbor Polish Film Festival.

Wed, Nov 18, 12-1:20 pm
CREES Noon Lecture.
“Someone Else’s Problems: The Dissident Author Post-Dissidence.” Benjamin Paloff, associate professor of Slavic languages and literatures and of comparative literature, U-M. Co-sponsor: Copernicus Center for Polish Studies.

Wed, Dec 2, 12-1:20 pm
CREES Noon Lecture.
"Curating Covid: Material and Visual Cultures of the Pandemic." Alexandra Arkhipova, senior researcher, Center for Folklore Studies, RANEPA; Sara Blair, Patricia S. Yaeger Collegiate Professor of English, U-M; Sarah Gensburger, research professor of social sciences, French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS); Alexandra Lord, chair and curator, Division of Medicine and Science, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.

 

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CREES is also pleased to partner with centers from universities across the U.S. to offer the following virtual event series. Click the images below to learn more about the series and individual event details.