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2020-21 | Archive
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
Is Democracy Promotion Dead? WCED Panel with Jeffrey Conroy-Krutz, associate professor of political science, Michigan State University; Jennifer Raymond Dresden, assistant teaching professor of government, Georgetown University; Thomas Flores, associate professor of conflict resolution and political science, George Mason University; Erica Frantz, assistant professor of political science, Michigan State University; Irfan Nooruddin, Hamad bin Khalifa Professor of Indian Politics, Georgetown University; David Waldner, associate professor of political science, University of Virginia. Moderator: Dan Slater, WCED Director. February 4, 2020. Sponsor: WCED. video
Authoritarian Crisis and Adaptation. WCED Panel with Andrea Kendall-Taylor, senior fellow and director of the Transatlantic Security Program, Center for a New American Security; Anne Pitcher, professor of Afroamerican and African studies, U-M; Victor Shih, Ho Miu Lam Chair in China and Pacific Relations and associate professor of political economy, University of California San Diego. Moderator: Dan Slater, WCED director. Sponsor: WCED. November 12, 2019. video
The Authoritarian Origins of Dominant Parties in Democracies: Lessons from India. WCED Lecture by Adam Ziegfeld, assistant professor of political science, Temple University. Sponsors: WCED, Center for South Asian Studies. October 30, 2019. video
Brazil under Bolsonaro: What Is Emerging? What Is Submerging? WCED Panel with Robert Jansen (moderator), associate professor of sociology, U-M; Guilherme Casarões, professor of public administration, political science, and international relations, Fundação Getúlio Vargas; Marília Corrêa, WCED Postdoctoral Fellow, U-M; Benjamin Lessing, assistant professor of political science, University of Chicago. Sponsors: WCED, Brazil Initiative, Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies. October 2, 2019. video
Battle Scars: The Middle East after the Arab Uprisings. WCED Lecture by Marc Lynch, professor of political science and international affairs and director, Project on Middle East Political Science, The George Washington University. Sponsors: WCED, Center for Middle Eastern & North African Studies, Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum, Global Islamic Studies Center. September 26, 2019. video
The Politics of the Middle-Income Trap. WCED Lecture by Richard Doner, Goodrich C. White Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Emory University. Sponsor: WCED. September 10, 2019. video
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