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Welcome to the media archive of the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. WCED programs are also available on WCED's YouTube channel.

2020-21 | Archive

Submerging Democracy in America's States: An Emergency Roundtable. WCED Roundtable with Jenna Bednar, Edie N. Goldenberg Endowed Director for the Michigan in Washington Program, professor of public policy and political science, research professor at the Institute for Social Research's Center for Political Studies, U-M; Alexandra Filindra, associate professor of political science, University of Illinois, Chicago; Jake Grumbach, assistant professor of political science, University of Washington; Danielle McGuire, author and historian; and Robert Mickey, associate professor of political science, U-M. Sponsor: WCED. April 6, 2021. video

Varieties of Populists: Paths to Power and Implications for Regime Stability. WCED Lecture by Pauline Jones, professor of political science, U-M, and Anil Menon, doctoral candidate in political science and Gerald R. Ford Predoctoral Fellow, U-M. Sponsor: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. March 30, 2021. video

Reviving Democracy, Globally and Locally. WCED Roundtable with Hahrie Han, Johns Hopkins University; Michael McFaul, Stanford University; and Dan Slater, WCED Director. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. March 9, 2021. video

Undue Process: Persecution and Punishment in Autocratic Courts. WCED lecture by Fiona Shen-Bayh, assistant professor of government and data science, College of William & Mary. Sponsors: WCED, African Studies Center. February 23, 2021. video

Starting, Stopping, and Restarting State Repression: An Analysis of Spells. WCED lecture by Christian Davenport, professor of political science, U-M. Sponsor: WCED. January 26, 2021. video

Constraining Presidents. WCED Roundtable with Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, Marquette University; William Howell, Sydney Stein Professor in American Politics, University of Chicago; Kenneth Lowande, assistant professor of political science, U-M; Anne Meng, assistant professor of politics, University of Virginia; Ken Opalo, assistant professor, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. Moderator: Allen Hicken, professor of political science, U-M. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, African Studies Center, Weiser Diplomacy Center. November 10, 2020. video  

Flashpoint: Hong Kong. WCED panel with Nicholas Howson, Pao Li Tsiang Professor of Law, U-M; Mary Gallagher, Amy and Alan Lowenstein Professor of Democracy, Democratization, and Human Rights, Director of the International Institute, U-M; Xiaohong Xu, assistant professor of sociology, U-M; Samson Yuen, assistant professor of government and international studies, Hong Kong Baptist University. Moderator: Jundai Liu, WCED Postdoctoral Fellow. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies. October 20, 2020. video

Flashpoint: Lebanon. WCED panel with Jean Lachapelle, postdoctoral fellow, Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Institute, University of Gothenburg; Lama Mourad, assistant professor of international affairs, Carleton University; Sarah Parkinson, Aronson Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; Christiana Parreira, postdoctoral research associate in Near Eastern studies, Princeton University. Moderator: Matthew Cebul, WCED postdoctoral fellow. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum, Global Islamic Studies Center. October 6, 2020. video

Democratic Survival in the Muslim World. WCED panel with Jaimie Bleck, associate professor of political science, University of Notre Dame; Lily Zubaidah Rahim, Honorary Fellow, Alwaleed Center for Christian-Muslim Understanding, Georgetown University; Şebnem Yardımcı-Geyikçi, assistant professor of politics, Hacettepe University, and 2019-20 WCED visiting associate, U-M; Mark Tessler, Samuel J. Eldersveld Collegiate Professor of Political Science, U-M. Moderator: Hanisah Binte Abdullah Sani, WCED visiting associate, U-M, and overseas postdoctoral fellow, National University of Singapore. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, African Studies Center, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum, Global Islamic Studies Center. September 22, 2020. video

Flashpoint: Belarus. WCED panel with Adam E. Casey, WCED Research Fellow; Sasha de Vogel, doctoral candidate in political science; Natalia Forrat, WCED Visiting Associate and former WCED Postdoctoral Fellow (2018-20), U-M. Moderator: Dan Slater, WCED Director. Sponsors: WCED; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. September 16, 2020. video

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