Accepting applications for 2016-17
Deadline: January 15, 2016

Emerging Democracies Graduate Workshop
WCED Director Anna Grzymala-Busse with WCED Graduate Fellows

WCED videos on YouTube
Visit our Multimedia page for video of select programs. Photos by Peter Smith

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

President of Albania visits U-M
Click for video of Bujar Nishani's lecture. Photos by Peter Smith

Pussy Riot/Zona Prava
Click for video of Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina's appearance at the Michigan Theater. Photo by Peter Smith

Shades of Orange: A Decade of Ukrainian Democracy
More about Viktor Yushchenko's visit to U-M


The Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies promotes scholarship to better understand the conditions and policies fostering transformations from authoritarian rule to democracy. 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

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