Welcome to the CREES multimedia archive. Audio and video recordings of CREES programs are available below, and many can also be viewed on the CREES YouTube channel.

2013-14 | Archive

Mass Violence from the Balkans to Anatolia into the Caucasus, 1912-23. ASP Lecture by Ugur Ümit Üngör, assistant professor of history, Utrecht University. Sponsors: Armenian Studies Program, CREES. April 9, 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: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, CREES. April 8, 2014. video

Poetry and War: Vilnius Cityscape in Translation. CREES Noon Lecture by Laimonas Briedis, senior research fellow, A. J. Greimas Center for Semiotics and Literary Theory, Vilnius University. Sponsors: CREES, Copernicus Program in Polish Studies, Frankel Center for Judaic Studies. March 26, 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, CREES, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. March 13, 2014. video

Jews and Ukrainians in the Soviet Shtetl: Memories of Small-Town Life. CREES Noon Lecture by Jeffrey Veidlinger, Joseph Brodsky Collegiate Professor of History and Judaic Studies, U-M. Sponsor: CREES. February 26, 2014. video

Erosion of Rights in Russia: A Lawyer’s Perspective. WCED Lecture by Pavel Ivlev, chairman, Committee for Russian Economic Freedom. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, CREES. 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: CREES, Eurasia Collective, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. February 12, 2014. video

Bruno Schulz’s Sanatorium: Reflections on the Uneasy Afterlife of National Literatures. Copernicus Lecture by Karen Underhill, assistant professor of Polish literature and culture, University of Illinois at Chicago. Sponsors: Copernicus Program in Polish Studies, Frankel Center for Judaic Studies. February 10, 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: CREES, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. 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: CREES, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. January 15, 2014. video

Drawing Borders, or Creating Conflicts in the Caucasus? ASP Lecture by Arsene Saparov, lecturer in history, U-M. Sponsors: Armenian Studies Program, CREES. January 15, 2014. video

Ambivalent Consumers and the Limits of Certification: Organic Foods in Postsocialist Bulgaria. CREES Noon Lecture by Yuson Jung, assistant professor of anthropology, Wayne State University. Sponsor: CREES. December 4, 2013. video

“Making History”: An Intellectual Journey into the Hidden Polish Past. Annual Copernicus Lecture by Jan Gross, Norman B. Tomlinson ’16 and ’48 Professor of War and Society and professor of history, Princeton University. Sponsors: Copernicus Endowment, Center for European Studies, CREES, Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. November 11, 2013. video

“What Is Becoming of the Uzbeks?” Islam, Uzbek Identity, and the Search for Meaning in Contemporary Uzbek Independent Religious Media. CREES Noon Lecture by Noah Tucker, Central Asia sociocultural analyst and managing editor, Sponsors: CREES, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. November 6, 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: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Center for European Studies, CREES. 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, CREES, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. October 9, 2013. video

Stalin’s Export of Art, Andrew Mellon, and the National Art Gallery in Washington. CREES Noon Lecture by Elena Osokina, professor of Russian history, University of South Carolina. Sponsor: CREES. October 23, 2013. video

The Scandal of the Orpheum: Budapest Commercial Entertainment at the Fin de Siècle. CREES Noon Lecture by Mary Gluck, professor of history and comparative literature, Brown University. Sponsors: CREES, Avant Garde Interest Group. October 16, 2013. video

Shades of Orange: A Decade of Ukrainian Democracy. WCED 5th Anniversary Lecture by Viktor Yushchenko, President of Ukraine (2005-10). Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies; CREES; 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

Election Fraud and Preference Falsification in Russia’s 2012 Presidential Election. CREES Noon Lecture by Kirill Kalinin, doctoral candidate, political science, U-M. Sponsors: CREES, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. September 25, 2013. video

Ann Arbor in Russian Literature: Revisiting the Carl R. Proffer and Ardis Legacies. CREES Symposium. For more information, see Proffer Tribute. September 20-21, 2013. playlist

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