Multimedia Archive

Click on the headings below to see CREES multimedia content from previous years, or visit the CREES YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/umcrees.

2012-13 Multimedia

Escaping the Poverty Trap: Economic Convergence between Russian Regions in the 1990s and 2000s. CREES Noon Lecture with Sergei Guriev, professor of economics; president, Center for Economic and Financial Research; and rector, New Economic School. Sponsored by CREES, Department of Economics, WCED. March 27, 2013. video

Bought and Sold: Living and Losing the Good Life in Socialist Yugoslavia. CREES Noon Lecture with Patrick Hyder Patterson, associate professor of history, University of California, San Diego. Sponsored by CREES. March 20, 2013. video

Understanding Radical Evil: Communism and Fascism as Open Wounds. CREES Noon Lecture with Vladimir Tismaneanu, professor of comparative politics, University of Maryland. Sponsored by CREES, WCED, and CES. March 13, 2013. video

Dangerous Art: From Varvara Stepanova to Pussy Riot. CREES Noon Lecture with Irina Aristarkhova, associate professor of art & design, University of Michigan. Sponsored by CREES. February 6, 2013. video

Who Won the London Olympics? Soviet Communism and the Olympic Movement. CREES Noon Lecture with Robert Edelman, professor of history, University of California, San Diego. Sponsored by CREES. January 23, 2013. video

Chaplin and the Russian Avant-Garde: The Law of Fortuity in Art. CREES Noon Lecture by Yuri Tsivian, William Colvin Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, University of Chicago. Sponsored by CREES, Avant Garde Interest Group. January 16, 2013. video

Claiming Ancestral Homelands: Mongolian Kazakh Migration in Inner Asia. CREES Noon Lecture by Anna Genina, doctoral candidate, anthropology, U-M. Sponsored by CREES. December 5, 2012. audio | video

Collectivization and the Restratification of Everyday Life in Romania, 1949-1962. CREES Noon Lecture by Gail Kligman, professor of sociology and director, Center for European and Eurasian Studies, University of California, Los Angeles. Sponsored by CREES. November 28, 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 CREES, University Library, and the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. November 19, 2012. video

Uzbek Conundrum, or How a Society within a Society Was Built and Then Decimated in Kyrgyzstan, 1990-2010. CREES Noon Lecture by Morgan Liu (PhD anthropology ‘02), associate professor of anthropology and Near Eastern languages and cultures, Ohio State University. Sponsor: CREES. November 7, 2012. audio | 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 CREES, Rackham Graduate College, and the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. October 31, 2012. audio | 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 the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies and CREES. October 25, 2012. audio | video

Igor Stravinsky’s Lost Ballet: Le Sacre du Printemps. CREES Noon Lecture by Christian Matijas Mecca, associate professor of dance, U-M. Sponsored by CREES. October 24, 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 CREES, Center for International and Comparative Studies, University Library, and Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. October 17, 2012. video

A Filmmaker’s Approach to Society’s Most Vexing Concerns. Annual Copernicus Lecture by Agnieszka Holland, director and screenwriter. Sponsored by U-M’s Copernicus Endowment, CREES, Department of Screen Arts & Cultures, Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures; the Michigan Theater, and Polish Cultural Fund - Ann Arbor. October 10, 2012 video

Constructing the Enlightened Metropolis: Modernity and Backwardness in Moscow, 1762-1855. CREES Noon Lecture by Alexander Martin, associate professor of history, University of Notre Dame. Sponsored by CREES. October 3, 2012. audio | 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, CREES, and Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. October 2, 2012. audio | 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 CREES and the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. 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

Jewish Music in the Time of the Holocaust. CES End of Semester Luncheon/CREES Noon Lecture moderated by Timothy Cheek, associate professor of voice, U-M. Presenters: Kathryn Goodson, piano; Caroline Helton, assistant professor of voice, U-M; Allen Schrott, bass-baritone. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies, CREES, and Frankel Center for Judaic Studies. April 18, 2012. audio | video

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 the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies and 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 the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Center for European Studies, and CREES. 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

Cinema Komunisto: Reconstructing Yugoslav Identity on Film. CREES Noon Lecture by Mila Turajlić, documentary film director. Sponsored by CREES. March 14, 2012. audio | video

China’s Urban Ecological Shadow? Contextualizing Resource Flows from Russia’s Forests. CREES Noon Lecture by Josh Newell, assistant professor of natural resources and environment, U-M. Sponsored by CREES. March 7, 2012. audio | video

Sin and Salvation in the History of Russian Spirituality. CREES Noon Lecture by Victor Zhivov, professor of Slavic languages and literatures, University of California, Berkeley and Institut russkogo iazyka, Akademiia nauk. Sponsored by CREES. February 22, 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 the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Copernicus Endowment, Center for European Studies, CREES, and International Policy Center. February 21, 2012. audio | video

Writing the Russian Conquest of Central Asia, 1839-1915. CREES Noon Lecture by Alexander Morrison, lecturer in imperial history, University of Liverpool. Sponsored by CREES. February 8, 2012. audio | video

Wiera Gran: A Singer, A Collaborator? The Other Side of Polanski’s Pianist. Annual Copernicus Lecture by Agata Tuszyńska, writer. Sponsored by the Copernicus Endowment, CREES, and Frankel Center for Judaic Studies. January 24, 2012. audio | video

Arbitrary Borders? The Logic of Bolshevik Boundary-Making in the South Caucasus, 1921-25. CREES Noon Lecture by Arsene Saparov, Alex and Marie Manoogian Foundation Post-doctoral Fellow, U-M. Sponsored by CREES. January 11, 2012. 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 CREES and Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. November 9, 2011. audio | video

On Again, Off Again: Freedom of Speech in Russia. CREES Noon Lecture by Victor Shenderovich, writer. Sponsored by CREES and Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. 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

From Mountain Fairies to Fender Guitars: The Power of Myth in the Music and Times of Goran Bregović. CREES Noon Lecture by Svjetlana Bukvich-Nichols, composer, performer, and professor of music technology, New York University. Sponsored by CREES and Center for European Studies. October 12, 2011. audio | video

Normalizing Russia: The Empire Effect. CREES Noon Lecture by Jane Burbank, professor of history and Russian and Slavic studies, New York University. Sponsored by CREES. September 28, 2011. audio | video

Milosz: Made in America. Annual Copernicus Lecture in the Zell Visiting Writers Series with Robert Hass, Robert Pinsky, Lillian Vallée, Bogdana Carpenter, and Benjamin Paloff. Sponsored by the Copernicus Endowment, Michigan Slavic Publications, Zell Visiting Writers Series, and others. September 22, 2011. more information | video

Re-imagining the East: Russian Discourse on Asia in the Middle of the Nineteenth Century. CREES Noon Lecture by Olga Maiorova, CREES director and associate professor of Slavic languages and literatures, U-M. Sponsored by CREES. September 14, 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 CREES, Department of Anthropology, and the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. April 5, 2011. audio | video

Displaying the Word in Russian Culture. CREES Noon Lecture by Simon Franklin, professor of Slavonic studies, University of Cambridge. Sponsored by CREES. April 6, 2011. audio | video

The End of Jewish Odessa. CREES Noon Lecture by Charles King, professor of international affairs and government, Georgetown University. Sponsored by CREES and the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies. March 9, 2011. audio | video

Muslims for an Atheist Superpower: The Central Asian Muftiate and Pro-Soviet Public Diplomacy in Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia, 1970s-1980s. CREES Noon Lecture by Eren Murat Tasar, lecturer in history and post-doctoral fellow, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University. Sponsored by CREES. March 16, 2011. audio | 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

Intimate Violence: Popular Anti-Jewish Riots in Occupied Poland. Conversations on Europe/CREES lecture by Jeff Kopstein, professor of political science and director, Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies-European Union Center, CREES, and the Department of Political Science. February 17, 2011. audio | video

A Portrait of a Soviet Woman as the Citizen Soldier. CREES Noon Lecture by Anna Krylova, associate professor of history, Duke University. Sponsored by CREES. February 9, 2011. audio | video

Putin: Masculinity and Hypermasculinity. CREES Noon Lecture by Elizabeth Wood (PhD History ’91), professor of history, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Sponsored by CREES. January 19, 2011. audio | video

Moskvachylyk: Debating Authenticity and Transformation in a Moscow Migrant Community. CREES Noon Lecture by Madeleine Reeves, fellow, ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change, University of Manchester. Sponsored by CREES and the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies. November 17, 2010. audio

Disability, Citizenship, and Kinship in Postsocialist Ukraine. CREES Noon Lecture by Sarah Phillips, associate professor of anthropology, Indiana University. Sponsored by CREES and the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. November 10, 2010. audio | video

Swords into Plowshares: Peace Corps Service in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. CREES Noon Panel with Rutherford Hubbard, REES MA/JD student, U-M, and RPCV (Armenia 2006-08); Mahima Mahadevan, MPP student, U-M, and RPCV (Kyrgyz Republic 2004-06); William Nash, immigration specialist, International Center, U-M, and RPCV (Ukraine 2001-03); and Maria Smith, REES MA/MPP student, U-M, and RPCV (Azerbaijan 2006-08). Part of U-M’s 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps series and LSA Theme Semester. Sponsored by CREES and the International Policy Center. October 27, 2010. audio | video

Auschwitz in the 21st Century. Annual Copernicus Lecture by Piotr Cywiński, director, Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum. Sponsored by the Copernicus Endowment, CREES, Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, Museum Studies Program, and Polish Mission of the Orchard Lake Schools. October 25, 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 CREES, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, and Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. 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

Thinking about Oral History: Researching and Writing “Soviet Baby Boomers”. CREES Noon Lecture by Donald Raleigh, Jay Richard Judson Distinguished Professor and professor of history, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Sponsored by CREES. October 6, 2010. audio | video

Modernity Unbound: Tol’iatti as a Soviet City of the Sixties. CREES Noon Lecture by Lewis Siegelbaum, professor of Russian history, Michigan State University. Sponsored by CREES. September 8, 2010. audio | video

2009-10 Multimedia

Materialities of State Socialism and Postsocialism. Conversations on Europe lecture by Zsuzsa Gille, assistant professor of sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies-European Union Center and CREES. April 15, 2010. audiovideo

Rosenberg’s Russia. CREES Colloquium featuring U-M history alumnae Anne Gorsuch, Heather Hogan, Diane Koenker, and Anna Kuxhausen along with Francis Blouin, professor of history and information and director, Bentley Historical Library, U-M, presenting lectures in tribute to William G. Rosenberg, U-M professor of history. Sponsored by CREES and the Department of History. April 9, 2010. audiovideo

Health of a Nation: Labor Migration and the Uzbek State. CREES Brown Bag lecture by Russell Zanca, associate professor of anthropology, Northeastern Illinois University. Sponsored by CREES and Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies. March 31, 2010. audiovideo

Public Goods and Property Rights in Late Imperial Russia. CREES Brown Bag lecture by Ekaterina Pravilova, assistant professor of history, Princeton University. Sponsored by CREES. March 24, 2010. audiovideo

After Lisbon: A New Era for Europe and EU-US Relations. Conversations on Europe lecture by Angelos Pangratis, Chargé d’Affaires and Acting Head, European Union Delegation to the United States. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies-European Union Center, CREES, and Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia. March 18, 2010. audiovideo

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

Disassembling Populism (and Putting It Back Together Again). CREES Brown Bag lecture by Kevin Deegan-Krause, associate professor of comparative politics, Wayne State University; and CREES research associate. Sponsored by CREES. March 10, 2010. audiovideo

“Foreign Confessions” in Foreign Contexts: Religion across the Border of the Russian Empire. CREES Brown Bag lecture by Paul Werth, associate professor of history, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Sponsored by CREES. February 10, 2010. audiovideo

Nostalgia in Post-Socialist Russia: Exploring Applications to Advertising Strategy. CREES Brown Bag lecture by Susan Holak, professor of business, College of Staten Island, City University of New York. Sponsored by CREES. February 3, 2010. audiovideo

Russian Silences: The Venetsianov School of Painting (1820-1850) and the Ecology of Perception. CREES Brown Bag lecture by Thomas Newlin, associate professor of Russian language and literature, Oberlin College. Sponsored by CREES. January 27, 2010. audiovideo

Leadership in the Soviet Republics: Nationalism and the Collapse of the USSR. CREES Brown Bag lecture by Jeremy R. Smith, visiting associate professor of history, U-M; and senior lecturer in Russian history and director of doctoral research, School of Government and Society, University of Birmingham, UK. Sponsored by CREES and the Department of History. January 20, 2010. audio

The Social Life of Shrines in the Contemporary Caucasus. CREES Brown Bag lecture by Bruce Grant, associate professor of anthropology, New York University. Sponsored by CREES and the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies. January 13, 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, CREES, Ford School of Public Policy, 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, CREES, and Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. December 10, 2009. audiovideo

How to Make a Revolution: A Guide to Romania’s Fin-de-Siècle Media Spectacle as Performed by a Dying Regime, a Willing Populace, and the International Press Corps. Politics of Writing lecture by Andrei Codrescu, poet, essayist, and novelist. Sponsored by CREES, Avant Garde Interest Group, Center for European Studies-European Union Center, Department of English, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, International Institute, and MFA in Creative Writing Program. December 9, 2009. video

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, CREES, and Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. November 5, 2009. audio

Four Angles of Vision on the Holocaust in the Soviet Union: Germans, ‘Collaborators,’ Jews, and the Soviet Government. CREES Brown Bag lecture by Zvi Gitelman, Preston R. Tisch Professor of Judaic Studies and professor of political science, U-M. Sponsored by CREES. November 4, 2009. audio

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 the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Center for European Studies-European Union Center, and CREES. October 22, 2009. audiovideo

Nationalism, Myth, and Politics: Russians and Serbs in the Dissolution of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia. CREES lecture by Veljko Vujačić, William G. and Jeanette Williams Smith Associate Professor of Sociology, Oberlin College. Sponsored by CREES and the Center for European Studies-European Union Center. October 21, 2009. audio

Socialist Generic: Branding and State Legitimacy in Socialist Hungary. CREES lecture by Krisztina Fehérváry, assistant professor of anthropology, U-M. Sponsored by CREES and the Center for European Studies-European Union Center. October 14, 2009. audio

Where are Europe's Borders? Conversations on Europe/WCED lecture by Aleksander Kwaśniewski, President of Poland (1995-2005). Sponsored by the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Center for European Studies-European Union Center, and CREES. October 8, 2009. audiovideo

A conversation in Polish with Aleksander Kwasniewski, President of Poland (1995-2005). CREES lecture and discussion. Sponsored by CREES, Center for European Studies-European Union Center, and Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. October 7, 2009. audio

Mirrors of Russian Imperial History: A Case of Ideological Construction of Empire in the Early Twentieth Century and a Reflection on Politics of Comparison in Contemporary Historical Debates. CREES lecture by Alexander Semyonov, visiting associate professor of history, U-M; and associate professor of history and political science, Smolny College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, St. Petersburg State University. Sponsored by CREES and the Department of History. September 23, 2009. audio

Russia: Who’s in Charge? CREES lecture by Paul J. Saunders (MA REES/Political Science ’92, BA Political Science ’90), executive director, The Nixon Center. Sponsored by CREES. September 16, 2009. audio

Subnational Authoritarianism and the Russian Federation. CREES lecture by Vladimir Gel’man, chair of political science and sociology, European University at St. Petersburg. Sponsored by CREES. September 9, 2009. audio

2008-09 Multimedia

The First Russian Voyage Around the World (1803-1806), as described in German Sources. CREES Lecture by Victoria Moessner, professor of German, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Alaska Fairbanks. Sponsored by CREES. April 15, 2009. audio

The Russo-Georgian War and the Prospects for Democratization in Postcommunist Space. WCED Colloquium by M. Steven Fish, professor, Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley. Sponsored by the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies and CREES. April 2, 2009. audio

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; CREES; International Policy Center, Ford School of Public Policy; and Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. March 25, 2009. audio

What is Ukrainian about Ukraine's Pop Culture? The Strange Case of Verka Serduchka. CREES Lecture by Serhy Yekelchyk, associate professor and chair, Department of German and Slavic Studies, University of Victoria. Sponsored by CREES. March 18, 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, Chairman, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, professor of anthropology, Central Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington. Sponsored by CREES, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Center for South Asian Studies, and Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. March 12, 2009. video

The Building of Stalin-Era Nizhnii Novgorod (Gorky): Matter, Metaphor, and Power. CREES Lecture by Heather DeHaan, assistant professor, Department of History, Binghamton University, and 2009 Kennan Institute Fellow. Sponsored by CREES. February 18, 2009. audio

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

Career Paths and Opportunities for Students Specializing in Area Studies. CREES Lecture by Martha Loerke (MA REES '90), director, Scholarship Programs, Open Society Institute. Sponsored by CREES. February 4, 2009. audio

What is Post-Soviet about Islam in Central Asia? CREES Lecture by John Schoeberlein, lecturer on Central Asia, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University. Sponsored by CREES and the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies. January 21, 2009. audio

NECRO-UTOPIA: The Politics of the Indistinction and the Art of the Non-Soviet. CREES Lecture by Alexei Yurchak, associate professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley. Sponsored by CREES. January 21, 2009. audio [Please note: Due to technical difficulties, this recording of Professor Yurchak's lecture includes extraneous noises. We are nonetheless posting it for those who could not attend.]

Fear and Loathing in Moscow: Covering 11 Time Zones and 15 Republics during Times of Great Change, 1989-1995. CREES Lecture by Stephanie DeGroote (BA REES '85), producer, Sky News, London, and 2008–09 Knight-Wallace Fellow, U-M. Sponsored by CREES. January 14, 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 the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, CREES, and Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies. December 3, 2008. audio

"Consciously Made Children," "Living for Oneself," or "Giving Birth to a Patriot": Russia's Revival of Family Support and the Discursive Erasure of Gender Inequality. CREES Lecture by Michele Rivkin-Fish, associate professor, Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Sponsored by CREES. November 6, 2008. audio

Coffee House Babble: Smoking and Sociability in Nineteenth-Century Ottoman Bulgaria. CREES Lecture by Mary Neuburger, associate professor, Department of History, University of Texas-Austin. Sponsored by CREES and the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies. October 23, 2008. audio

Communist Legacies and Democratic Survival: Liability or Advantage? WCED lecture by Michael Bernhard, professor, Department of Political Science, Pennsylvania State University. Sponsored by the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Center for European Studies-European Union Center, and CREES. October 8, 2008. audio

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 the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia; Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies; Center for European Studies-European Union Center; CREES; and College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. September 19, 2008. video

Looking into the "Black Holes" of Central Asian History: The Rise of Khoqand and Why it Matters. Lecture by Scott Levi, associate professor, Department of History, Ohio State University. Sponsored by CREES and Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies. September 4, 2008. audio

2007-08 Multimedia

How Russia Really Works: Informal Practices in Politics and Business. Lecture by Alena Ledeneva, lecturer, Social Sciences Department, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London. Sponsored by CREES. April 2, 2008. audio

Sexual and Labor Trafficking in the Soviet Successor States: How the Former USSR Became a Global Center of Illegal Migration. Lecture by Louise Shelley, professor, George Mason School of Public Policy, George Mason University. Sponsored by CREES, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Center for International and Comparative Law, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, and Ford School of Public Policy. March 19, 2008. audio

Learning in a Soft Authoritarian Regime: What the Borat Episode Tells Us about (the Real) Kazakhstan. Lecture by Edward Schatz, assistant professor, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto. Sponsored by CREES and the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies. March 5, 2008. audio

Europe: Heir to the Ages or Pregnant Widow. EUC Annual Distinguished Lecture on Europe by Neal Ascherson, distinguished journalist and author. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies-European Union Center; College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; Copernicus Endowment; Department of History; Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies; and International Institute. January 17, 2008. video

The Blurred Borders of State and Islam in Central Asia. Lecture by Eric McGlinchey, George Mason University. Sponsored by CREES and the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies. January 9, 2008. audio

Freedom's Articulation in Europe and Eurasia. End of Semester Luncheon with U-M faculty: Michael D. Kennedy, CES-EUC/CREES; Dario Gaggio, History; Anna Grzymala-Busse, Political Science; and Gerard Libaridian, Armenian Studies Program. Sponsored by CREES and the Center for European Studies-European Union Center. December 12, 2007. audio

New Lines of Tolerance and Intolerance in Europe.
Symposium with Agnieszka Graff, University of Warsaw; Joshua Cole, History, U-M; and Hadley Renkin, Albion College. Moderator: Brian Porter-Szucs, U-M. Sponsored by the Copernicus Endowment, CREES, and Center for European Studies-European Union Center. December 6, 2007. audio

When the Virgin is Your Queen: Reflections of Gender and Nationalism in Poland. Lecture by Agnieszka Graff, assistant professor, Center for American Studies, University of Warsaw. Sponsored by the Copernicus Endowment, Center for European Studies-European Union Center, CREES, and Institute for Research on Women and Gender. December 5, 2007. audio

Mystics, Nomads and Troubadours in Central Asian Music. Lecture-demonstration featuring Ted Levin, Parents Distinguished Research Professor, Dartmouth College, and performers from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Qaraqalpakstan, and Tajikistan. Sponsored by CREES, University Musical Society, and Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies. October 24, 2007. audio

U.S.-Russia Relations: Present Realities - Future Prospects. Lecture by Ambassador James F. Collins, U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation from 1997 to 2001; senior associate and director, Russian and Eurasian Program; and diplomat in residence, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Sponsored by the Ford School of Public Policy and CREES. October 17, 2007. audio

From Revolution to Reintegration: Romania's Return to Europe. Conversations on Europe Lecture by Gheorghe Ciuhandu, Mayor of Timisoara, Romania. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies-European Union Center and CREES. October 11, 2007. audio

Russia at the End of Putin's Presidency: Domestic and Foreign Policy Challenges. Lecture by Lilia Shevtsova, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (Washington) and Moscow Carnegie Center. Sponsored by CREES and the Ford School of Public Policy. September 26, 2007. audio

2006-07 Multimedia

The Transformation of Europe. Seminar with University of Michigan faculty and students featuring Aleksander Kwaśniewski, president of Poland, 1995-2005. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies-European Union Center, CREES, and Office of the President. October 25, 2006. audio

Polish Student and Faculty Seminar with Aleksander Kwaśniewski, president of Poland, 1995-2005.
Sponsored by the Center for European Studies-European Union Center, CREES, and Office of the President. October 24, 2006. audio

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