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
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Weiser Center Events
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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; 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.
- Q&A: The death of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov March 4, 2015
- Not guilty, but responsible: A Turkish scholar researches the Armenian genocide March 2, 2015
- Weisers among 50 most generous philanthropists in 2014 February 8, 2015
- UMMA Exhibit. Hana Hamplová: Meditations on Paper.
02/21/2015 - 08/29/2015;
- 5:00 PM
- WCED Lecture. “Redefining the State: Center-Right Party Outreach toward Ethnic Minorities in Western Europe.”
Speaker: Jennifer Miller-Gonzalez (PhD political science ’13), WCED Research Fellow, U-M
- 5:30 PM
- Copernicus/Frankel Lecture. “POLIN: The New Museum of the History of Polish Jews.”
Speaker: Dariusz Stola, professor of history, Polish Academy of Sciences; director, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews
- 6:30 PM