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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.

2018-19 | Archive

The Philippines Withdraws from the ICC: Now What? CSEAS/WCED Panel Discission with Francis Tom Temprosa, SJD candidate, Law School, U-M, former legal adviser, Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines; Ligaya Lidio-McGovern, professor of sociology, University of Indiana-Kokomo, national convenor of MALAYA-US Movement Against Killings and Dictatorship and For Democracy in the Philippines; Justin Sucgang, LLM student, Law School, U-M; Sonja Starr, professor of law and co-director, Empirical Legal Studies Center, U-M; Steven R. Ratner, Bruno Simma Collegiate Professor of Law, U-M. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Center for Southeast Asian Studies. April 22, 2019. video

What’s Up with Authoritarian Elections? WCED Panel with Erica Frantz, assistant professor of political science, Michigan State University; Masaaki Higashijima, associate professor of political science, Tohoku University; Carl Henrik Knutsen, professor of political science, University of Oslo; Alberto Simpser, associate professor of political science, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. Moderator: Allen Hicken, professor of political science, U-M. Sponsors: U-M’s WCED, Center for Political Studies; Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. March 12, 2019. video

Impunity as State Formation: Dictatorship and the Future of Justice in Thailand. WCED Lecture by Tyrell Haberkorn, associate professor of Southeast Asian studies, University of Wisconsin–Madison. Sponsors: WCED, Center for Southeast Asian Studies. February 5, 2019. video

Nigeria’s Elections: Democracy and Disillusionment. WCED Roundtable with Omolade Adunbi, associate professor of Afroamerican and African studies, U-M; Adrienne LeBas, associate professor of government, American University; Dan Slater, WCED director, U-M. Sponsors: WCED, African Studies Center. January 15, 2019. video

Populism and the Erosion of Democracy. WCED Lecture by Anna Grzymala-Busse, Michelle and Kevin Douglas Professor of International Studies, Stanford University. Sponsors: WCED, Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia. October 19, 2018. video

Contemporary Poland Fighting for Democracy. Annual Copernicus Lecture by Barbara Nowacka, politician and progressive activist; former leader of Poland’s United Left coalition. Sponsors: Copernicus Program in Polish Studies, WCED. October 15, 2018. video

Cooperate or Resist? State-Society Relations and Authoritarianism in Russia and Beyond. WCED Lecture by Natalia Forrat, WCED Postdoctoral Fellow, U-M. Sponsors: WCED; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. October 2, 2018. video  

How Democracies Live and Die. WCED Panel with Steven Levitsky, professor of government, Harvard University; Thomas Carothers, senior vice president for studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and Didi Kuo, research scholar, Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, Stanford University. Sponsor: WCED. September 29, 2018. video

Democracies Emerging and Submerging. Inaugural Lecture as the Ronald and Eileen Weiser Professor of Emerging Democracies by Dan Slater, WCED director and professor of political science, U-M. Sponsors: WCED; College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; Department of Political Science; International Institute. September 27, 2018. video

Facebook, Politics, and Participation in the Philippines. Lecture by Aim Sinpeng, lecturer in comparative politics, University of Sydney; and Aries Arugay, associate professor of political science, University of the Philippines Diliman. Sponsors: Center for Southeast Asian Studies, WCED. September 14, 2018. video

Poland, the EU, and Illiberal Democracy. Conversations on Europe lecture by Krzysztof Śmiszek, human rights lawyer, activist, and managing editor of The Anti-Discrimination Law Review; WCEE Distinguished Fellow, U-M. Sponsors: Center for European Studies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Copernicus Program in Polish Studies; International Policy Center; Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies; Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia. September 11, 2018. video  

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