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Winter 2021 Events Series


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

Thu, Jan 21, 6-8 pm
Slavic MLK Colloquium.
To Travel a Different Road.” Eli Rosenblatt, postdoctoral fellow, Frankel Institute for Judaic Studies, U-M (2019-20). Sponsors: Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures, CREES, Frankel Center for Judaic Studies.

Mon, Jan 25, 11:30 am-12:45 pm
CREES/Ford U.S.-Russia Future Leaders Professional Development Workshop.
Supporting Government Transparency in Ukraine: The Role of NGOs and EU Policymakers.” Tinatin Tsertsvadze, policy analyst, Open Society European Policy Institute. Sponsors: CREES, International Policy Center.

Wed, Jan 27, 12-1:20 pm
CREES Noon Lecture.
Being Queer in Russia: A Conversation about Challenges Facing Russia’s LGBTQ+ Movement.” Alla Chikinda, Ezra Erikson, Anastasiia Fedorova, and Lyosha Gorshkov. Organized by U-M undergraduates Rachael Merritt and Kyle Arnashus, Russian Language and Culture Majors.

Mon, Feb 1, 12-1:20 pm
CCPS Lecture.
Gender Politics and the Populist Moment: Will the East Save the West?Agnieszka Graff, associate professor at the American Studies Center, University of Warsaw. Sponsors: CCPS, CREES, Women’s and Gender Studies Department.

Wed, Feb 3, 12-1:20 pm
CREES Noon Lecture.
The Social and Political Impact of COVID-19 in Central Asia.” Pauline Jones, professor of political science, U-M. Sponsors: CREES, Department of Political Science, Global Islamic Studies Center, Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum.

Wed, Feb 3, 7-8 pm
Sister Scholars: The Emergence of Orthodox Girls’ Education in Interwar Poland.” Naomi Seidman, Frankel Institute Fellow, U-M. Sponsors: Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, CCPS, CREES.

Fri, Feb 12, 2-3:30 pm
New Directions in Research: Race, Gender, and Indigeneity in the American Arctic and Siberia.” Kathryn Graber (PhD Anthropology ’12), Indiana University, Bloomington; Olga Ulturgasheva, University of Manchester. Part of the series Race in Focus: From Critical Pedagogies to Research Practice and Public Engagement in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. Sponsor: CREES.

Thu, Feb 18, 12-1:20 pm
CCPS Lecture.
Free Improvisation and Jazz Avant-Garde in Poland: From Tomasz Stanko to Mikolaj Trzaska.” Maciej Lewenstein, professor of physics, Institut de Ciències Fotòniques. Sponsors: CCPS, CREES.

Sat, Feb 20-Sun, Feb 21
CCPS Concert.
Avant Jazz from Poland: Free Improvisations by Mikolaj Trzaska and Macio Moretti.” Mikołaj Trzaska, saxophonist, bass clarinetist, and composer; Macio Moretti, drummer and bassist. Sponsors: CCPS, CREES.

Mon, Mar 1, 12-1:20 pm
CCPS Lecture.
Poland’s Place in Europe: Mission Accomplished?Jacek Stawiski, editor-in-chief, TVN24. Sponsors: CCPS, CES, CREES.

Wed, Mar 3, 12-1:20 pm
CREES Noon Lecture.
Writing about Young Stalin for 30 Years: Why Bother? Ronald Grigor Suny, William H. Sewell, Jr. Distinguished University Professor of History and professor of political acience, U-M. Sponsors: CREES, Department of History.

Tue, Mar 9, 4-5:30 pm
Reviving Democracy, Globally and Locally.” Hahrie Han, professor of political science, Johns Hopkins University; Amb. Michael McFaul, Ken Olivier and Angela Nomellini Professor of International Studies in Political Science, Stanford University. Sponsors: WCED, CREES.

Tue, Mar 16, 7:30-8:30 pm
31st Belin Lecture.
Our Man in Budapest: Raoul Wallenberg, the United States, and the Myth of a Plan.” Rebecca Erbelding, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Sponsors: Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, CES, CREES.

Wed, Mar 24, 12-1:20 pm
CREES Noon Lecture.
Resettlement or Return? Shifting IDP Attitudes in Ukraine.” Cynthia Buckley (PhD Sociology ’91), professor of sociology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Sponsor: CREES.

Wed, Mar 31, 12-1:20 pm
CREES Noon Lecture.
Literature in Albania from Communism to the Present.”  Lisandri Kola, author, scholar, and translator; Luljeta Lleshanaku, poet, translator, screenwriter; Primo Shllaku, poet, translator, playwright. Sponsor: CREES.

Tue, Apr 6, 4-5 pm
Opposition to Nazi Rule in Experience and Memory.” Mark Roseman, professor of history, Indiana University Bloomington. Sponsors: Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, CES, CREES, Department of History.



CREES is also pleased to partner with centers from universities across the U.S. to offer the Race in Focus virtual event series. Click the image to learn more about the series and individual event details.