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2021-22 | Video Archive

Central Asia in World Literature: A Conversation with Hamid Ismailov. CREES Noon Lecture with Hamid Ismailov, journalist and writer. Sponsor: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. April 13, 2022. video

What We Shared: Emotions as Documents of Historical Significance. CREES Noon Lecture with Kamila Kuc, film director. Sponsor: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. March 23, 2022. video

How to Write History from Below and Why it Matters: A Conversation with Adam Leszczyński about his People’s History of Poland. CCPS Lecture with Adam Leszczyński, journalist, sociologist, and historian. Sponsors: Copernicus Center for Polish Studies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Department of History; Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. March 16, 2022. video

Foreign Support and Authoritarian Rule. WCED Lecture by Adam Casey, WCED postdoctoral fellow. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia. March 22, 2022. video

Building Bridges over Walls: Midwestern Translation Networks and Eastern European Literatures. Mellon Sawyer Seminar: Sites of Translation in the Multilingual Midwest. CREES Conference with Clare Cavanagh, Northwestern University; Herb Eagle, U-M; Yakov Klots, Hunter College; Jindřich Toman, U-M; Joanna Trzeciak, Kent State University; Russell Scott Valentino, Indiana University; Piotr Westwalewicz, U-M. Organizer: Benjamin Paloff, CREES director. March 18, 2022. video collection

WCEE Teach-In on Ukraine. Moderated by Geneviève Zubrzycki, professor of sociology and WCEE Director, U-M. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia; Center for European Studies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Copernicus Center for Polish Studies; Department of Political Science; International Institute; Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures. March 11, 2022. video collection

Art, Museums, and Politics in Poland: A Conversation with Anda Rottenberg. Annual Copernicus Lecture with Anda Rottenberg, art historian, critic, writer, and curator. Sponsors: Copernicus Center for Polish Studies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Museum Studies Program; Institute for the Humanities. March 7, 2022. video

Refugee Crises in Contemporary Europe, From the English Channel to the Polish-Belarusian Border. WCEE Lecture with John A. Young, Senior Staff Development Officer, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; Geneviève Zubrzycki, Professor of Sociology, WCEE Director, U-M. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Europe & Eurasia; Center for European Studies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Copernicus Center for Polish Studies; Frankel Center for Judaic Studies; University Musical Society. February 18, 2022. video

From There to Here: The Yiddish Origins and Cultural Travels of Fiddler on the Roof. WCEE Roundtable with Mikhail Krutikov, Preston R. Tisch Professor of Judaic Studies and professor of Slavic languages and literatures, U-M; Anita Norich, Tikva Frymer-Kensky Collegiate Professor Emerita of English and Judaic Studies, U-M; Karolina Szymaniak, assistant professor of Jewish studies, University of Wrocław and Jewish Historical Institute. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Europe & Eurasia; Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies; Copernicus Center for Polish Studies; Frankel Center for Judaic Studies; University Musial Society. February 16, 2022. video

Ukraine-Russia: The Crisis and Stakes. WCEE Roundtable with Volodymyr Dubovyk, associate professor of international relations and director, Center for International Studies, Odessa I. I. Mechnikov National University (Ukraine); Andrian Prokip, director, Energy Program, Ukrainian Institute for the Future, and senior associate, Kennan Institute; Yuri Zhukov, associate professor of political science, U-M; Jessica Zychowicz, director, Fulbright Ukraine and Institute of International Education, Kyiv Office. Moderator: Geneviève Zubrzycki, WCEE director and professor of sociology, U-M. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Europe & Eurasia; Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies; Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. February 4, 2022. video

Cuts: An Oral History of Transformation. CCPS Lecture by Aleksandra Leyk, researcher, Educational Research Institute (IBE), Warsaw; Joanna Wawrzyniak, associate professor of sociology, University of Warsaw. Sponsors: Copernicus Center for Polish Studies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. February 10, 2022. video

Flashpoint: Kazakhstan. WCED Panel with Pauline Jones, professor of political science and director, Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum (DISC), U-M; Nurseit Niyazbekov, assistant professor of international relations, KIMEP University; Edward Schatz, professor of political science, University of Toronto; Regina Smyth, professor of political science, Indiana University Bloomington. Moderator: Adam Casey, WCED postdoctoral fellow. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies; Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies; Weiser Center for Europe & Eurasia. January 18, 2022. video

In The Midst Of Civilized Europe: The Pogroms Of 1918-1921 And The Onset Of The Holocaust. WCEE Book Series lecture by Jeffrey Veidlinger, Joseph Brodsky Collegiate Professor of History and Judaic Studies, U-M. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Frankel Center for Judaic Studies. December 8, 2021. video

Neo-nationalism and De-democratization in Hungary: Anti-Gender Policies and the Politics of Resentment. CREES Noon Lecture by Margit Feischmidt, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre of Excellence, and Violetta Zentai, Central European University. Moderator: Krisztina Fehervary, U-M. Sponsors: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Center for European Studies; Department of Anthropology. December 1, 2021. video

The Image is the Frame: Revolution, Aesthetics, and Gender in 21st Century Ukraine. CREES Noon Lecture by Jessica Zychowicz (PhD Slavic '15), director, Fulbright Program in Ukraine and Institute of International Education Kyiv Office. Sponsor: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. November 10, 2021. video

Is a Polexit on the Horizon? Poland's Domestic Politics, Law, and the EU. WCEE Roundtable with Marcin Menkes, associate professor, Warsaw School of Economics, and visiting professor of law, U-M; Sławomir Sierakowski, political analyst and co-founder, Krytyka Polityczna; Jarosław Szczepański, assistant professor of political science and international relations, University of Warsaw, and Academy of Justice, Institute of Law (Warsaw). Moderator: Geneviève Zubrzycki, professor of sociology and CCPS/WCEE director, U-M. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia; Center for European Studies; Center for Political Studies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Copernicus Center for Polish Studies; Law School. November 17, 2021. video

The Carpathians: Discovering the Highlands of Poland and Ukraine. CCPS lecture by Patrice Dabrowski, associate, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute. Sponsors: Copernicus Center for Polish Studies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. October 27, 2021. video

Does Culture Matter? Complexity, Creativity, and Social Change in the Kyrgyz Republic. CREES Noon Lecture by Noor O’Neill Borbieva, professor of anthropology, Purdue University Fort Wayne. Sponsors: CREES, Department of Anthropology. October 13, 2021. video

Flashpoint: Afghanistan. WCED Panel with Adam E. Casey, U-M; Dipali Mukhopadhyay, University of Minnesota; Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili, University of Pittsburgh; Aqil Shah, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace/University of Oklahoma; and Dan Slater, WCED Director. Co-sponsors: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Center for South Asian Studies. October 5, 2021. video

The Insecurity State: Views from Belarus. CREES Noon Lecture with Misha Friedman, photographer. September 29, 2021. video

Institutions, Property Rights, and Growth: Theory and Evidence from the End of East European Serfdom. WCED lecture by Brendan McElroy, WCED Postdoctoral Fellow, U-M. Co-sponsor: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. September 28, 2021. video

Latvia, Europe, and the Road Ahead: A Conversation with the President of Latvia, Egils Levits. WCEE Presentation with Egils Levits, President of Latvia; Daniel Halberstam, U-M; and Geneviève Zubrzycki, WCEE Director. September 23, 2021. video

Translating Pan Tadeusz: A Conversation with Bill Johnston. CCPS Lecture with Bill Johnston, Indiana University. Sponsor: Copernicus Center for Polish Studies. September 22, 2021. video

Documenting the Prague Spring: A Discussion of Oratorio for Prague. CREES lecture with Ania Aizman and Jindrich Toman, U-M. Co-sponsor: Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. September 13, 2021. video

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