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2018-19 Videos

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 

2017-18 Videos

Rights in Peril in the Philippines: How Rights Are Wronged and How We Fight Back. WCED Lecture by Jose Luis Martin “Chito” Gascon, chair, Commission on Human Rights, Philippines. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Donia Human Rights Center. March 13, 2018. video

Never Remember: Searching for Stalin’s Gulags in Putin’s Russia. WCED Lecture by Masha Gessen, Russian-American author, journalist, and activist; and Misha Friedman, photographer. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Wallenberg Executive Committee. March 9, 2018. video

Russia 2018: Preparing for the Post-Putin Era. Lecture by John R. Beyrle, American diplomat, former Ambassador to Bulgaria and Russia. Sponsors: Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. February 21, 2018. video

Russia’s Complex Relationship with the North Caucasus: Past and Present. CREES/WCED Panel. Moderator: Geneviève Zubrzycki, WCEE director. Panelists: Pauline Jones, professor of political science, U-M; Alexander Knysh, professor of Islamic studies, U-M; Tanya Lokshina, Russia program director, Human Rights Watch. Sponsors: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies; University Musical Society. January 23, 2018. video

Pulling Apart or Hanging Together: Separatism and Nationalism in Catalonia, Scotland, and Northern Italy. WCED/CES Panel with Frank Casa, professor emeritus of Spanish; Kali Israel, associate professor of history; and Geneviève Zubrzycki, professor of sociology and WCEE director, U-M. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Center for European Studies. January 16, 2018. video

The West’s Democratic Challenge: Central Europe’s Variant and What America Can Do. WCED Lecture by Daniel Fried, Distinguished Fellow, Atlantic Council; and former National Security Council Senior Director, Ambassador to Poland, and Assistant Secretary of State for Europe. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Center for European Studies, Copernicus Program in Polish Studies. January 9, 2018. video

Civil Courts and Authoritarian Stability. WCED Lecture by Margaret Hanson, Weiser Emerging Democracies Postdoctoral Fellow, U-M. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. December 5, 2017. video

The Politics of Secrecy in the Age of Revolutions. WCED Lecture by Katlyn Carter, Weiser Emerging Democracies Postdoctoral Fellow, U-M. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Center for European Studies. November 14, 2017. video

Unraveling the Arab Spring: Egypt since 2011. DISC/WCED Panel. Moderator: Pauline Jones, DISC director. Panelists: Samer Ali, CMENAS director, U-M; Juan Cole, Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History, U-M; Jean Lachapelle, Weiser Emerging Democracies Postdoctoral Fellow, U-M; Bassem Youssef, satirist. Sponsors: Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, University Musical Society, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. November 7, 2017. video

What’s the Problem with Populism? Annual Distinguished Lecture on Europe given by Jan-Werner Müller, professor of politics, Princeton University. Sponsors: Center for European Studies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. October 3, 2017. video

Elections in Hard Times: Building Stronger Democracies in the 21st Century. WCED Lecture by Irfan Nooruddin, Hamad bin Khalifa Professor of Indian Politics, Georgetown University. Sponsor: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. September 19, 2017. video

2016-17 Multimedia

Revolutionary Change and the Prospects for Democracy: Appraising the Impact of Leninist Violence on Postcommunist Regime Outcomes. WCED Lecture by Michael Bernhard, Raymond and Miriam Ehrlich Eminent Scholar Chair in Political Science, University of Florida. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. April 18, 2017. video

Security Crises: Extreme Nationalism and Threats to Democracy in Europe. Conversations on Europe lecture by Mabel Berezin, professor of sociology, Cornell University. Sponsors: Center for European Studies, Department of Sociology, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. March 20, 2017. video

Politics, Policy, and Poverty in Brazil. WCED Lecture by Elizabeth Kaknes, Weiser Emerging Democracies Postdoctoral Fellow, U-M. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies. March 7, 2017. video

From Rebels to Politicians: Explaining the Electoral Performance of Rebel Successor Parties with Evidence from the Balkans. WCED Lecture by Pellumb Kelmendi, Weiser Emerging Democracies Postdoctoral Fellow, U-M. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. February 22, 2017. video

Russia and U.S.-Russia Relations in the Age of Trump. WCED/CREES Panel featuring U-M professors: Pauline Jones (political science), Mikhail Krutikov (Slavic languages & literatures/Judaic studies), Ekaterina Mishina (independent scholar), Jim Morrow (political science), and William Zimmerman (political science). Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies and the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. February 21, 2017. video

Varieties of Democratic Diffusion: Colonial, Alliance, and Neighbor Networks. WCED Lecture by Michael Coppedge, professor of political science, University of Notre Dame. Sponsor: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. January 31, 2017. video

The Philippines Under President Duterte. WCED/CSEAS Panel with Deirdre de la Cruz, Asian Languages & Cultures/History; Allen Hicken, Political Science; Allan Lumba, History; Victoria Reyes, Center for Institutional Diversity, U-M. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Center for Southeast Asian Studies. January 30, 2017. video

Memorializing Rebels, Martyrs, and Heroes in Argentina, 1966-83. WCED Lecture by Jennifer L. Schaefer, Weiser Emerging Democracies Postdoctoral Fellow, U-M. Sponsor: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. December 13, 2016. video

Ukraine: The Next Stage of Transition. WCED Lecture by Natalie Jaresko, Minister of Finance, Ukraine (Dec 2014-Apr 2016). Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. November 7, 2016. video

Human Rights, Gender, and Sexuality in the Islamic World. DISC/WCED Symposium. Moderator: Susan Waltz, professor of public policy, U-M. Respondent: Shirin Ebadi. Panelists: Asma Barlas, professor of politics, Ithaca College; Juan Cole, Richard P. Mitchell Professor of History, U-M; Samar Habib, associate researcher, Centre for Gender Studies, University of London. Sponsors: Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Ford School of Public Policy, Law School. October 27, 2016. video

Gender and Sexuality in the Islamic Culture. DISC Distinguished Lecture by Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Laureate (2003), lawyer, and human rights activist; introduced by Bridgette Carr, clinical professor of law, U-M. Sponsors: Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Ford School of Public Policy, Law School. October 26, 2016. video

2015-16 Multimedia

Putin’s Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia? WCED Lecture by Karen Dawisha, Walter E. Havighurst Professor of Political Science and director, Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies, Miami University. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies; Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies. April 7, 2016. video

Re-Awakening Sleeping Beauty: The Lively Debate over Alexei Ratmansky’s New Production. CREES Noon Lecture by Tim Scholl, professor of Russian and comparative literature, Oberlin College. Sponsors: Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies; University Musical Society; Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. March 30, 2016. video

Let Freedom Ring? Ethnic Diversity and the Politics of Values in Today’s Europe. WCED Lecture by Erik Bleich, professor of political science, Middlebury College. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Center for European Studies. March 29, 2016. video

Refugees and Health Care Policies: How Does Europe Cope? Conversations on Europe lecture by Saime Ozcurumez, assistant professor of political science and public administration, Bilkent University; 2015-16 visiting scholar, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University. Sponsors: Center for European Studies, School of Public Health Office of Global Public Health, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. March 24, 2016. video

Learning from Europe? Prisons, Punishment, and American Exceptionalism. WCED Lecture by Marc Morjé Howard, professor of government, Georgetown University. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Center for European Studies. February 23, 2016. video

Greece and the Eurozone: Where To? WCED Lecture by Stathis N. Kalyvas, Arnold Wolfers Professor of Political Science; director, Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence; Yale University. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Modern Greek Program. February 9, 2016. video

Cutting Water with a Knife: Refugees and Europe’s Mediterranean Question. Conversations on Europe lecture by Maurizio Albahari, assistant professor of anthropology, University of Notre Dame. Sponsors: Center for European Studies, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. February 8, 2016. video

The Russian Economy in 2015. WCED Lecture by Konstantin Sonin, professor of public policy, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies; Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies. November 17, 2015. video

Corruption as a Last Resort: Adapting to the Market in Central Asia. CREES Noon Lecture by Kelly McMann (PhD political science ’00), associate professor of political science, Case Western Reserve University; research associate, CREES, U-M. Sponsors: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Islamic Studies Program; Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. October 28, 2015. video

A New Cold War? Russia’s Confrontation with the West. WCED Lecture by Ambassador Michael A. McFaul, professor of political science; director and senior fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution; Stanford University. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. October 21, 2015. video

2014-15 Multimedia

A Country with No Exit? Migrations from Poland 1949-89. Copernicus/Frankel Lecture by Dariusz Stola, professor of history, Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences; director, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. Sponsors: Copernicus Program in Polish Studies; Frankel Center for Judaic Studies; Center for European Studies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. April 21, 2015. video

POLIN: The New Museum of the History of Polish Jews. Copernicus/Frankel Lecture by Dariusz Stola, director, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews; professor of history, Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences. Sponsors: Copernicus Program in Polish Studies; Frankel Center for Judaic Studies; Center for European Studies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. April 20, 2015. video

Redefining the State: Center-Right Party Outreach toward Ethnic Minorities in Western Europe. WCED Lecture by Jennifer Miller-Gonzalez (PhD political science ’13), WCED Research Fellow, U-M. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Center for European Studies. April 7, 2015. video

Trading Hard Hats for Combat Helmets: The Economics of Rebellion in East Ukraine. WCED Lecture by Yuri Zhukov, assistant professor of political science, U-M. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. March 24, 2015. video

Art and the State. Symposium organized by Irina Aristarkhova, associate professor of art and design, history of art, and women’s studies, U-M; and Tatjana Aleksic, associate professor of Slavic languages and literatures and comparative literature, U-M. Presenters: Marina Grzinic, professor, Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts and Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna; Michail Ryklin, senior fellow, Internationales Kolleg Morphomata, University of Cologne; Sreten Ugricic, visiting scholar, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, Stanford University, and former director, National Library of Serbia; Jasmina Tumbas, assistant professor of performance studies, SUNY Buffalo. Sponsors: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Avant Garde Interest Group; Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design; Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. March 24, 2015. video

Is Democracy in Decline? WCED Lecture by Larry Diamond, director, Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Stanford University. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, with support from Rodger Young. February 24, 2015. video

Learning to Love Oil: Right-Sizing the Resource Curse. WCED Lecture by Benjamin Smith, associate professor of political science, University of Florida. Sponsor: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. January 22, 2015. video

Pluralism from Below: Negotiating Religious Diversity in Catholic Poland. CREES Noon Lecture by Agnieszka Pasieka, assistant professor of anthropology, Institute of Slavic Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences. Sponsors: Center for European Studies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Copernicus Program in Polish Studies; Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. December 3, 2014. video

Ukraine after Ukrainian Winter and Russian Spring: The Issue of Regionalism Reconsidered. WCED Lecture by Yaroslav Hrytsak, professor of history, Ukrainian Catholic University and Lviv National University; director, Institute for Historical Research, Lviv National University. Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. November 25, 2014. video

Empire Strikes Back: The Dissolution of the USSR and the Russian Invasion of Ukraine. WCED Lecture by Serhii Plokhii, Mykhailo Hrushevsky Professor of Ukrainian History, Harvard University. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. November 11, 2014. video

People I Know. Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series lecture by Inta Ruka, photographer. Sponsors: Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design; Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies; Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. November 6, 2014. video

WCEE Student Presentations. Graduate and undergraduate student presentations on summer research and internship experiences. Benjamin Pearson, Jean Monnet Fellowship, PhD Communication Studies; Benjamin Newman, Kabcenell New Europe Grant, BA German/History; Mark Kluk, WCEE Summer Research and Internship Grant, MD/MPH Health Management and Policy; Marisa Xheka, WCEE Summer Research and Internship Grant, BA History/Political Science; Polina Fradkin, WCEE Summer Research and Internship Grant, BA International Studies/Russian. Sponsors: Center for European Studies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. November 5, 2014. video

Rewriting Scotland and the United Kingdom. Conversations on Europe lecture by Robert Crawford, professor of modern Scottish literature and Bishop Wardlaw Professor of Poetry, University of St Andrews. Sponsors: Center for European Studies, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. October 28, 2014. video

An Anthropology of Romania’s Secret Police. CREES Lecture by Katherine Verdery, Julien J. Studley Faculty Scholar and Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Sponsors: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Center for European Studies; Department of Anthropology; Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. October 21, 2014. video

Albania: Emerging Democracy towards the European Union. WCED Lecture by Bujar Nishani, President of Albania. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies; Center for European Studies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. September 29, 2014. video

Local Shocks: The Far Right in the 2014 European Elections. WCED Lecture by Cas Mudde, associate professor of international affairs, University of Georgia. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Center for European Studies. September 23, 2014. video

Punk Prayer. Penny Stamps/WCED Lecture by Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, members of Pussy Riot/Zona Prava. Sponsors: Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design; WCED; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Institute for Research on Women and Gender. September 18, 2014. video

2013-14 Multimedia

Can Nationalism Be Multicultural? Comparative Insights from Contemporary Scotland and Catalonia. Conversations on Europe lecture by Jean-Thomas Arrighi, European University Institute Visiting Scholar, U-M. Sponsors: Center for European Studies, WCED. April 17, 2014. video

The Power of Weak States in Central Asia. WCED Lecture by Baktybek Beshimov, visiting professor, Northeastern University; and visiting scholar, Center for International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Sponsors: WCED; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. April 8, 2014. video

Public Currency: The Creation of a Monetary Regime. Conversations on Europe lecture by Douglas Holmes, professor of anthropology, Binghamton University. Sponsors: Center for European Studies, WCED. April 3, 2014. video

Crisis in Ukraine: Domestic and International Implications. International Institute Round Table. Moderator: Pauline Jones Luong, political science. Speakers: Zvi Gitelman, political science/Judaic studies; Mikhail Krutikov, Slavic languages and literatures/Judaic studies; Oksana Malanchuk, Institute for Social Research; Ekaterina Mishina, National Research University–Higher School of Economics/political science, U-M; Svitlana Rogovyk, Slavic languages and literatures; Greta Uehling, international and comparative studies. Sponsors: International Institute; Center for European Studies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; WCED. March 13, 2014. video

Civilization Gone Awry: Culture, Capitalism, and Conflict in Contemporary Europe. Conversations on Europe lecture by Peter Bratsis, assistant professor of political science, Borough of Manhattan Community College. Sponsors: Center for European Studies, Modern Greek Program, WCED. February 20, 2014. video

Erosion of Rights in Russia: A Lawyer’s Perspective. WCED Lecture by Pavel Ivlev, chairman, Committee for Russian Economic Freedom. Sponsors: WCED; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. February 18, 2014. video

Weapons of the Watchtower: Jehovah’s Witnesses and Resistance to Soviet Power. CREES Noon Lecture by Emily Baran, assistant professor of history, Middle Tennessee State University. Sponsors: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Eurasia Collective; WCED. February 12, 2014. video

Gypsycriminality and the Racial Politics of Punishment in Central Europe. CREES Noon Lecture by Lynne Haney, professor of sociology, New York University. Sponsors: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; WCED. January 29, 2014. video

Everyday Law in Russia. CREES Noon Lecture by Kathryn Hendley, William Voss-Bascom Professor of Law and Political Science, University of Wisconsin. Sponsors: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; WCED. January 15, 2014. video

Is It Time to Stop Calling It the “Arab Spring”? Reconsidering North Africa through the Eyes of Women’s Rights Defenders. WCED Lecture by Karima Bennoune (JD ’94), professor of law, University of California, Davis. Respondent: Fatma Müge Göçek, professor of sociology, U-M. Sponsors: WCED, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Islamic Studies Program. November 7, 2013. video

EU Leverage and National Interests in the Balkans: The Puzzles of Enlargement Ten Years On. WCED Lecture by Milada Vachudova, associate professor of political science, University of North Carolina. Sponsors: WCED; Center for European Studies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. October 29, 2013. video

WCEE Student Presentations. Graduate and undergraduate student presentations on summer research and internship experiences. Maria Hadjipolycarpou, Jean Monnet Fellowship, PhD Comparative Literature; Katherine Man, CES summer grant, BS French/Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience; Alice Sullivan, CRIF, PhD History of Art; Anastasia Tkach, CRIF, BA REES/Political Science. Sponsors: Center for European Studies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; WCED. video

Shades of Orange: A Decade of Ukrainian Democracy. WCED 5th Anniversary Lecture by Viktor Yushchenko, President of Ukraine (2005-10). Sponsors: WCED; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures; International Institute; Rackham Graduate School; Ukrainian Future Credit Union. October 3, 2013. video

2012-13 Multimedia

Acting Like a State. WCED Lecture by James Robinson, David Florence Professor of Government, Harvard University. Sponsor: WCED. April 2, 2013. video

Fiscal Policy and Growth: Implications for the Euro Area. Conversations on Europe/WCED Lecture by Philippe Aghion, Robert C. Waggoner Professor of Economics, Harvard University. Sponsors: CES, WCED. March 28, 2013. video

Getting Georgia Right: The Former Soviet Union’s Most Unexpected Country. WCED Lecture by Thomas de Waal, senior associate, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Sponsors: WCED, CREES. March 19, 2013. video

De-democratization in Romania? Assessing the Turbulent Year 2012. WCED Lecture by Vladimir Tismaneanu, professor of comparative politics, University of Maryland. Sponsors: WCED, CES, CREES. March 12, 2013. video

Institutional Roots of Authoritarian Rule in the Middle East: Political Legacies of the Waqf. WCED Lecture by Timur Kuran, Gorter Family Professor of Islamic Studies and professor of economics and political science, Duke University. Sponsors: WCED, CMENAS. February 19, 2013. video

After the Revolution: The Varied Fates of Former Oppositions in Transitions to Democracy. WCED Lecture by Kharis Templeman (PhD Political Science ‘12), WCED Research Fellow, U-M. Sponsor: WCED. February 5, 2013. video

Patronage, Politics, and Sectarianism in the Middle East: The Case of Lebanon. WCED Lecture by Melani Cammett, associate professor of political science, Brown University. Sponsored by WCED and the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies. December 4, 2012. audio | video

A Conversation with Irina Prokhorova: To Understand Russia with the Mind. CREES Lecture by Irina Prokhorova, editor-in-chief, New Literary Observer magazine and publishing house; co-founder, Mikhail Prokhorov Fund. Sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; University Library; and WCED. November 19, 2012. video

Estimating Unregistered Migration into the Russian Federation: Insights from the United States. CREES Noon Lecture/Rackham Centennial Lecture by Cynthia Buckley (MA REES ‘87, PhD Sociology ‘91), professor of sociology, University of Illinois. Sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Rackham Graduate College; and WCED. October 31, 2012. audio | video

It’s the Politics, Stupid: Explaining the Eurocrisis. WCED lecture by Kathleen McNamara, associate professor of government and foreign service and director, Mortara Center for International Studies, Georgetown University. Sponsored by WCED and the Center for European Studies. November 5, 2012. video

How to Undermine Democracy: Politics in Putin’s Russia. WCED lecture by Kathryn Stoner, deputy director, Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Stanford University. Sponsored by WCED and the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. October 25, 2012. audio | video

Trade-in Your Human Rights: A Path to Sovereign Democracy. CREES lecture by Pavel Khodorkovsky, president, Institute of Modern Russia. Sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Center for International and Comparative Studies; University Library; and WCED. October 17, 2012. video

WCEE Student Presentations on Summer Research and Internships. Jess Beck, CES summer grant, PhD Anthropology; Paulina Duda, CRIF, PhD Slavic; Julia Hlavac, Summer FLAS, BS REES/ Environment; William Lamping, CRIF, BA Political Science/Russian. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; and WCED. October 2, 2012. audio | video

How Fragile Is the Euro? Conversations on Europe lecture by William James Adams, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and professor of economics, U-M. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies and WCED. September 20, 2012. video

The Crisis of the Legal Profession in Contemporary Russia. CREES Noon Lecture by Ekaterina Mishina, assistant professor of law, Vysshaia shkola ekonomiki; visiting professor of law, U-M. Sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and WCED. September 19, 2012. audio | video

The Pussy Riot Affair: The Prank Heard ‘Round the World. Moderator: Olga Maiorova, CREES director. Presenters: Elena Gapova, associate professor of sociology, Western Michigan University, and European Humanities University; Holly Hughes, professor of art and design and professor of theatre and drama, U-M, and performance artist; Ekaterina Mishina, assistant professor of law, Vysshaia shkola ekonomiki, and visiting professor of law, U-M. Sponsored by CREES, University Library, and the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. September 12. 2012. video

2011-12 Multimedia

World Leaders Respond to the European Crisis: A View from Warsaw and Prague. WCED Symposium with Petr Pithart, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic (1990-92); and Witold Sobków, Polish Ambassador to the United Nations. Sponsored by WCED and the International Policy Center. April 17, 2012. audio | video

Hungary’s Unconstitutional Constitution. WCED Lecture by Kim Lane Scheppele, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Public Affairs and Director, Program in Law and Public Affairs, Princeton University. Sponsored by WCED; Center for European Studies; and Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. This program made possible by a donation from Nicholas Kabcenell (BA Political Science ’85). April 10, 2012. audio | video

Beyond the Tower: What Happens When Your Grad School Application Essay Comes True. CREES Noon Lecture by Edwin Paxson (MA REES ’93, JD Law ’92), principal counsel, International Finance Corporation of the World Bank. Sponsored by CREES and the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. April 4, 2012. audio | video

Polish-Russian Reconciliation: Implications for Europe. WCED Lecture by Adam Daniel Rotfeld, professor of humanities, Warsaw University; and former Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs. Sponsored by WCED; Copernicus Endowment; Center for European Studies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; and International Policy Center. February 21, 2012. audio | video

Setting the Boundaries of Participation in Post-authoritarian Democracies: Lessons from Post-war Europe. WCED Lecture by Giovanni Capoccia, professor of comparative politics, University of Oxford. Sponsored by WCED and the Center for European Studies. November 15, 2011. audio | video

The First Free Post-Soviet Generation: Youth in Russia, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan. CREES Noon Lecture by Nadia Diuk, vice president, programs for Europe and Eurasia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, National Endowment for Democracy. Sponsored by WCED and the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. November 9, 2011. audio | video

On Again, Off Again: Freedom of Speech in Russia. CREES Noon Lecture by Victor Shenderovich, writer. Sponsored by WCED and the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. November 2, 2011. Due to technical difficulties, the audio and video recordings begin about 20 minutes into the presentation. We apologize for not being able to post the complete lecture. audio | video

The Future of Europe. WCED Lecture by Leszek Balcerowicz, former president, National Bank of Poland; and professor of economics, Warsaw School of Economics. Sponsored by WCED, Center for European Studies, Ford School of Public Policy, and International Policy Center. October 26, 2011. video

Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets: Managing and Financing Growth Strategies. WCED lecture by Emil Tedeschi, CEO, the Atlantic Group. Sponsored by WCED, International Policy Center, and Ross School of Business. October 13, 2011. audio | video

Managing a 21st-Century Security Agenda: U.S. Foreign Policy beyond Iraq and Afghanistan. WCED lecture by Christopher R. Hill, dean, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver; and former U.S. Ambassador to Macedonia, Poland, Korea, and Iraq. Sponsored by WCED and International Policy Center. September 27, 2011. audio | video

2010-11 Multimedia

Potters and Warlords in an Afghan Bazaar: Violence and Political Mobilization in Afghanistan Today. CREES Lecture by Noah Coburn, Central Asian Studies Post-Doctoral Fellow and lecturer in anthropology, U-M; and researcher, United States Institute of Peace. Sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Department of Anthropology; and WCED. April 5, 2011. audio | video

Regional Revolutions: What the Revolutions of 1989 in Central Europe Tell Us about 2011 in the Middle East. WCED panel discussion with U-M faculty. Moderator: Anna Grzymala-Busse, professor of political science and WCEE/WCED director. Presenters: Juan Cole, professor of history and Center for South Asian Studies director; Michael Dobbs, visiting professor of journalism and former Washington Post Warsaw correspondent; Khaled Mattawa, associate professor of creative writing; Scott Page, professor of political research and director of Complex Systems; Andrew Shryock, associate professor of anthropology; and Jan Svejnar, International Policy Center director. Sponsored by WCED, African Studies Center, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, International Institute, and International Policy Center. March 28, 2011. audio | video

Making Democracy Work: Slovakia in the Last Decade. Slovak Ambassadors to the U.S. Peter Burian (2008-), Rastislav Káčer (2003-08), and Martin Bútora (1999-2003) join Zora Bútorova to honor the 10th anniversary of Ronald Weiser’s appointment as U.S. Ambassador to Slovakia. Sponsored by WCED. March 15, 2011. video

Intervention and the Dilemmas of Security in Afghanistan. Panel with Gilles Dorronsoro, visiting scholar, South Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; LTC Patrick Kelley (MA South Asian Studies ’03), South Asia Foreign Area Officer and Lead Operations Planner for Pakistan, U.S. Central Command; and Amin Tarzi, director, Middle East Studies, Marine Corps University. Moderator: Juan Cole, CSAS director. Sponsored by CREES, Center for South Asian Studies, Center for International & Comparative Studies, Center for Middle Eastern & North African Studies, and Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. March 11, 2011. video

Struggle Against Authoritarian Rule in the Middle East. Round table with U-M faculty. Sponsored by the International Institute, African Studies Center, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, and WCED. February 7, 2011. video

The Sacralization of Politics in Europe and Beyond. Inaugural Weiser Professorship lecture by Anna Grzymala-Busse, WCEE/WCED director, U-M. Part of the Conversations on Europe series. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies-European Union Center, Department of Political Science, and WCED. December 2, 2010. audio | video

Disability, Citizenship, and Kinship in Postsocialist Ukraine. CREES Noon Lecture by Sarah Phillips, associate professor of anthropology, Indiana University. Sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and WCED. November 10, 2010. audio | video

Democracy, Autocracy, and Revolution in Post-Soviet Eurasia. CREES Noon Lecture by Henry Hale, associate professor of political science and international affairs; director, Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies; and director, European and Eurasian Studies Program, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. Sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies; and WCED. October 20, 2010. audio | video

European Dimension of the Global Crisis. WCED lecture by Marek Belka, president, National Bank of Poland; and former director, European Department, International Monetary Fund. Sponsored by WCED, Gerald R. Ford School for Public Policy, and International Policy Center. October 12, 2010. audiovideo

Electoral Surprises and Newcomers: The 2010 Elections in East-Central Europe. WCED panel with Anna Grzymala-Busse, WCEE/WCED director and professor of political science, U-M; Brian Porter-Szűcs, professor of history, U-M; Jan Svejnar, International Policy Center director and professor of economics and public policy, U-M; and Kevin Deegan-Krause, associate professor of political science, Wayne State University. Sponsored by WCED. October 5, 2010. audio

Challenges of Managing Conflict in Today’s World. Ford School/WCED lecture by Ambassador Richard Solomon, president, United States Institute of Peace. Sponsored by the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, International Policy Center, and WCED. September 29, 2010. video

2009-10 Multimedia

Role of Elections and Limits of Election Monitoring in Emerging Democracies. WCED/CREES Brown Bag lecture by Michael Ochs, Policy Advisor, Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission) of the U.S. Congress. Sponsored by WCED; Armenian Studies Program; and Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. March 17, 2010. audio

Past (Im)perfect or Present Continuous? The Greek and Spanish Democratic Transitions in Retrospect. Conversations on Europe lecture by Konstantinos Kornetis, visiting assistant professor of modern Greek and Balkan history, Brown University. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies-European Union Center, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Instituto Cervantes of Chicago, Modern Greek Program, and WCED. March 11, 2010. audiovideo

The Unfinished Business of the Spanish Transition to Democracy. Conversations on Europe lecture by Gema Pérez-Sánchez, associate professor of Spanish, University of Miami. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies-European Union Center, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Instituto Cervantes of Chicago, and WCED. February 11, 2010. audiovideo

The Spanish Transition to Democracy as Postwar Times. Conversations on Europe lecture by Joan Ramon Resina, professor of Iberian and Latin American cultures and director, Institute for Iberian Studies, Stanford University. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies-European Union Center, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Instituto Cervantes of Chicago, and WCED. January 28, 2010. audiovideo

Dealing with the Legacy of Political Violence: Memory Debates and the Role of the Audiovisual Media in Spain. Conversations on Europe lecture by Jo Labanyi, professor of Spanish and Portuguese and director, King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, New York University. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies-European Union Center, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Instituto Cervantes of Chicago, and WCED. January 21, 2010. audiovideo

U.S.-Russia Relations: Status of the “Reset”. WCED/CREES/Ford School lecture by John Beyrle, U.S. Ambassador to Russia. Sponsored by the International Policy Center; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Ford School of Public Policy; and WCED. January 12, 2010. video

Plus ça change? The Romanian Revolution of 1989 and its Aftermath. Conversations on Europe/CREES lecture by Grigore Pop-Eleches, assistant professor of politics and public and international affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies-European Union Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies, and WCED. December 10, 2009. audiovideo

Kosovo from NATO’s Intervention to Independence: An Appraisal. Conversations on Europe/CREES Lecture by Veton Surroi, journalist and politician. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies-European Union Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies, and WCED. November 5, 2009. audio | video

Purity and Danger in Romania’s ‘Transitional Justice’: Purging Enemies through the Securitate Files. WCED Lecture by Katherine Verdery, Julien J. Studley Faculty Scholar and Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, City University of New York Graduate Center. Sponsored by WCED, Center for European Studies-European Union Center, and Center for Russian and East European Studies. October 22, 2009. audiovideo

Economic Crises as Transformative Events. WCED/EIHS Lecture by William H. Sewell, Jr., Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of History and Political Science, University of Chicago. Sponsored by WCED, Center for European Studies-European Union Center, and Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies. October 15, 2009. video

Where are Europe's Borders? Conversations on Europe/WCED Lecture by Aleksander Kwaśniewski, President of Poland (1995-2005). Sponsored by WCED, Center for European Studies-European Union Center, and Center for Russian and East European Studies. October 8, 2009. audiovideo 

A conversation in Polish with Aleksander Kwaśniewski, President of Poland (1995-2005). CREES Brown Bag lecture and discussion. Sponsored by the Center for Russian and East European Studies, Center for European Studies-European Union Center, and WCED. October 7, 2009. audio

The Foreign Policy Agenda of the Obama Administration: The Practitioner's Perspective. WCED/Ford School Lecture by Ambassador Thomas J. Miller, U.S. ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina (1999-2001) and Greece (2001-04); president of the United Nations Association of the United States of America. Sponsored by University of Michigan’s WCED, Ford School of Public Policy, and International Policy Center; and the Huron Valley Chapter of the United Nations Association. September 10, 2009. audio

2008-09 Multimedia

The Russo-Georgian War and the Prospects for Democratization in Postcommunist Space. WCED Colloquium with M. Steven Fish, professor, Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley. Sponsored by WCED and Center for Russian and East European Studies. April 2, 2009. audio | details

Challenges to Promoting Democracy from the Ground Up. WCED Colloquium withCraig Calhoun, president, Social Science Research Council, and University Professor of the Social Sciences, New York University; and Lorne Craner, president, International Republican Institute. Sponsored by WCED. March 30, 2009. video | details

Europe’s Political and Economic Challenges. Conversations on Europe Lecture by Jan Svejnar, director, International Policy Center, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies-European Union Center; Center for Russian and East European Studies; International Policy Center, Ford School of Public Policy; and WCED. March 25, 2009. audio

Afghanistan—The Once and Future War. CREES Panel with David B. Edwards, W. Van Alan Clark '41 Third Century Professor in the Social Sciences, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Williams College; Alessandro Monsutti, 2008-09 postdoctoral fellow, Agrarian Studies Program, Yale University, and social anthropologist, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva; and M. Nazif Shahrani, Chair of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures and professor of anthropology, Indiana University. Sponsored by the Center for Russian and East European Studies, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Center for South Asian Studies, and WCED. March 12, 2009. video | details

U.S. Diplomacy, Civil Society, and Democracy in the Middle East and Europe.WCED Colloquium with Ambassador Francis J. Ricciardone, Jr., U.S. ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt, 2005–08, and guest scholar, United States Institute of Peace; andAmbassador Ronald Weiser, U.S. ambassador to Slovakia, 2001-04. Sponsored by WCED. February 12, 2009. audio | details

Fighting the Mafia and Renewing Sicilian Culture. Conversations on Europe Lecture by Leoluca Orlando, former mayor of Palermo, Sicily, and current Italian MP. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies-European Union Center and WCED. February 9, 2009. audio | video

From Communists to Foreign Capitalists: The Social Foundations of Foreign Direct Investment in Postsocialist Europe. Conversations on Europe Lecture byNina Bandelj, assistant professor, University of California, Irvine. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies-European Union Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies, and WCED. February 5, 2009. audio

With or Without Women's Movements? Democratization, Economic Transformation, and Women's Equality in Central Asia. WCED Lecture by Marianne Kamp, associate professor, Department of History, University of Wyoming. Sponsored by WCED, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, and Center for Russian and East European Studies. December 3, 2008. audio | details

Harvesting on the Fields of Ignorance: On the Blessings of Not-Knowing and Not-Understanding in the Post State-Socialist Reforms of Higher Learning. WCED Lecture by Voldemar Tomusk, deputy director, Higher Education Support Program, Open Society Institute, London. Sponsored by WCED, Center for European Studies-European Union Center, and Center for Russian and East European Studies.November 12, 2008. audio | details

Political Institutions of the EU. Conversations on Europe Lecture by George Tsebelis,Anatol Rapoport Collegiate Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan.  Sponsored by the Center for European Studies-European Union Center and WCED. October 16, 2008. audio | details

Communist Legacies and Democratic Survival: Liability or Advantage? WCED Lecture by Michael Bernhard, professor of political science, Pennsylvania State University. Sponsored by WCED, Center for European Studies-European Union Center, and Center for Russian and East European Studies. October 8, 2008. audio | details

Promoting Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe. WCEE/WCED Inaugural Lecture by Aleksander Kwaśniewski, President of Poland, 1995-2005; and Distinguished Scholar in the Practice of Global Leadership, Georgetown University. Sponsored by theWeiser Center for Europe and Eurasia, WCED, Center for European Studies-European Union Center, and Center for Russian and East European Studies. September 19, 2008. video | details

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