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

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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. 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.


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Ukraine after Ukrainian Winter and Russian Spring: The Issue of Regionalism Reconsidered. WCED Lecture by Yaroslav Hrytsak, professor of history, Ukrainian Catholic University and Lviv National University; director, Institute for Historical Research, Lviv National University. Nov 25, 2014

Empire Strikes Back: The Dissolution of the USSR and the Russian Invasion of Ukraine. WCED Lecture by Serhii Plokhii, Mykhailo Hrushevsky Professor of Ukrainian History, Harvard University. Nov 11, 2014

Albania: Emerging Democracy towards the European Union. WCED Lecture by Bujar Nishani, President of Albania. Sep 29, 2014

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