WCED Winter 2014 Events
Pavel Ivlev, Baktybek Beshimov, and Simeon Djankov are among the WCED speakers this semester
WCED videos on YouTube
Many WCED videos are now available on YouTube. Click the image above to be directed to the WCED channel. Photos by Peter Smith
Ann Arbor in Russian Literature:
Revisiting the Carl R. Proffer and Ardis Legacies
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The Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies promotes scholarship to better understand the conditions and policies fostering transformations from authoritarian rule to democracy. It also educates new generations of practitioners who can apply their learning and experience to help extend democratic freedoms. Initially focusing on transitions in Europe and Eurasia, it will subsequently expand its scope to other emerging democracies across the globe.
Inaugurated in 2008, WCED works alongside the Center for European Studies and Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and in association with the Ronald and Eileen Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia.
Erosion of Rights in Russia: A Lawyer’s Perspective. WCED Lecture by Pavel Ivlev, chairman, Committee for Russian Economic Freedom. Feb 18, 2014
- U-M experts available to discuss Russia-Ukraine tensions March 5, 2014
- Khodorkovsky’s lawyer to speak at Weiser Center February 4, 2014
- Grant established to fund study abroad trips to European Union January 8, 2014
- International Institute Round Table. Crisis in Ukraine: Domestic and International Implications
- 2:00 PM
- WCED Lecture. “Economic Challenges Facing Eastern European Nations.”
Speaker: Simeon Djankov, former Bulgarian Minister of Finance; adjunct lecturer in public policy, Kennedy School of Government
- 5:30 PM
- Concert. Solomia Soroka and Arthur Greene: A Benefit for Victims of the EuroMaidan Conflict.