William H. Sewell, Jr., Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of History and Political Science, University of Chicago. Sponsors: WCED, CES-EUC, EIHS.
"The Nines: Brinks, Cusps, and Perceptions of Possibility—from 1789-2009"
In Fall 2009, the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia, along with other partnering units at the University of Michigan, will present programs exploring the relationship between world-historic events and the alternative futures they inspired. From the explosion of alternatives in 1919 to the normalization of democratic destinies in 1989, from the crisis of 1929 to the anxieties of 2009, this series will delve into the many iconic "nines" of the modern era.