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2013-14 | Archive
The Power of Weak States in Central Asia. WCED Lecture by Baktybek Beshimov, visiting professor, Northeastern University; and visiting scholar, Center for International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Sponsors: WCED; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. April 8, 2014. video
Crisis in Ukraine: Domestic and International Implications. International Institute Round Table. Moderator: Pauline Jones Luong, political science. Speakers: Zvi Gitelman, political science/Judaic studies; Mikhail Krutikov, Slavic languages and literatures/Judaic studies; Oksana Malanchuk, Institute for Social Research; Ekaterina Mishina, National Research University–Higher School of Economics/political science, U-M; Svitlana Rogovyk, Slavic languages and literatures; Greta Uehling, international and comparative studies. Sponsors: International Institute; Center for European Studies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; WCED. March 13, 2014. video
Civilization Gone Awry: Culture, Capitalism, and Conflict in Contemporary Europe. Conversations on Europe lecture by Peter Bratsis, assistant professor of political science, Borough of Manhattan Community College. Sponsors: Center for European Studies, Modern Greek Program, WCED. February 20, 2014. video
Erosion of Rights in Russia: A Lawyer’s Perspective. WCED Lecture by Pavel Ivlev, chairman, Committee for Russian Economic Freedom. Sponsors: WCED; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. February 18, 2014. video
Weapons of the Watchtower: Jehovah’s Witnesses and Resistance to Soviet Power. CREES Noon Lecture by Emily Baran, assistant professor of history, Middle Tennessee State University. Sponsors: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Eurasia Collective; WCED. February 12, 2014. video
Gypsycriminality and the Racial Politics of Punishment in Central Europe. CREES Noon Lecture by Lynne Haney, professor of sociology, New York University. Sponsors: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; WCED. January 29, 2014. video
Everyday Law in Russia. CREES Noon Lecture by Kathryn Hendley, William Voss-Bascom Professor of Law and Political Science, University of Wisconsin. Sponsors: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; WCED. January 15, 2014. video
Is It Time to Stop Calling It the “Arab Spring”? Reconsidering North Africa through the Eyes of Women’s Rights Defenders. WCED Lecture by Karima Bennoune (JD ’94), professor of law, University of California, Davis. Respondent: Fatma Müge Göçek, professor of sociology, U-M. Sponsors: WCED, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Islamic Studies Program. November 7, 2013. video
EU Leverage and National Interests in the Balkans: The Puzzles of Enlargement Ten Years On. WCED Lecture by Milada Vachudova, associate professor of political science, University of North Carolina. Sponsors: WCED; Center for European Studies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. October 29, 2013. video
WCEE Student Presentations. Graduate and undergraduate student presentations on summer research and internship experiences. Maria Hadjipolycarpou, Jean Monnet Fellowship, PhD Comparative Literature; Katherine Man, CES summer grant, BS French/Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience; Alice Sullivan, CRIF, PhD History of Art; Anastasia Tkach, CRIF, BA REES/Political Science. Sponsors: Center for European Studies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; WCED. video
Shades of Orange: A Decade of Ukrainian Democracy. WCED 5th Anniversary Lecture by Viktor Yushchenko, President of Ukraine (2005-10). Sponsors: WCED; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures; International Institute; Rackham Graduate School; Ukrainian Future Credit Union. October 3, 2013. video
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