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We wish to thank Ambassador Ronald Weiser and Eileen Lappin Weiser for their generous donation, their engagement, and their commitment to WCED/WCEE and the University of Michigan
Pussy Riot/Zona Prava
Click for video of Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina's appearance at the Michigan Theater. Photo by Peter Smith
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; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; and Islamic Studies Program and in association with the Ronald and Eileen Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia.
- Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia to speak on Cold War revival October 7, 2015
- ASEEES Board Election Results Announced September 15, 2015
- Call for Applications: Emerging Democracies Postdoctoral Fellowship September 1, 2015
- Exhibition. Soviet Constructivist Posters of the 1920s: Branding the New Order.
09/26/2015 - 02/21/2016;
- 5:00 PM
- WCED Lecture. “A New Cold War? Russia’s New Confrontation with the West.”
Speaker: Amb. Michael A. McFaul, U.S. Ambassador to Russia (2012-14), and professor of political science, Stanford University
- 6:15 PM
- CREES Noon Lecture. “Corruption as a Last Resort: Adapting to the Market in Central Asia.”
Speaker: Kelly McMann, associate professor of political science, Case Western Reserve University; research associate, CREES, U-M
- 1:30 PM