Multimedia Archive

Click on the headings below to see WCED multimedia content from previous years, or visit the WCED YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/wcedmichigan.

2012-13 Multimedia

Acting Like a State. WCED Lecture by James Robinson, David Florence Professor of Government, Harvard University. Sponsor: WCED. April 2, 2013. video

Fiscal Policy and Growth: Implications for the Euro Area. Conversations on Europe/WCED Lecture by Philippe Aghion, Robert C. Waggoner Professor of Economics, Harvard University. Sponsors: CES, WCED. March 28, 2013. video

Getting Georgia Right: The Former Soviet Union’s Most Unexpected Country. WCED Lecture by Thomas de Waal, senior associate, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Sponsors: WCED, CREES. March 19, 2013. video

De-democratization in Romania? Assessing the Turbulent Year 2012. WCED Lecture by Vladimir Tismaneanu, professor of comparative politics, University of Maryland. Sponsors: WCED, CES, CREES. March 12, 2013. video

Institutional Roots of Authoritarian Rule in the Middle East: Political Legacies of the Waqf. WCED Lecture by Timur Kuran, Gorter Family Professor of Islamic Studies and professor of economics and political science, Duke University. Sponsors: WCED, CMENAS. February 19, 2013. video

After the Revolution: The Varied Fates of Former Oppositions in Transitions to Democracy. WCED Lecture by Kharis Templeman (PhD Political Science ‘12), WCED Research Fellow, U-M. Sponsor: WCED. February 5, 2013. video

Patronage, Politics, and Sectarianism in the Middle East: The Case of Lebanon. WCED Lecture by Melani Cammett, associate professor of political science, Brown University. Sponsored by WCED and the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies. December 4, 2012. audio | video

A Conversation with Irina Prokhorova: To Understand Russia with the Mind. CREES Lecture by Irina Prokhorova, editor-in-chief, New Literary Observer magazine and publishing house; co-founder, Mikhail Prokhorov Fund. Sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; University Library; and WCED. November 19, 2012. video

Estimating Unregistered Migration into the Russian Federation: Insights from the United States. CREES Noon Lecture/Rackham Centennial Lecture by Cynthia Buckley (MA REES ‘87, PhD Sociology ‘91), professor of sociology, University of Illinois. Sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Rackham Graduate College; and WCED. October 31, 2012. audio | video

It’s the Politics, Stupid: Explaining the Eurocrisis. WCED lecture by Kathleen McNamara, associate professor of government and foreign service and director, Mortara Center for International Studies, Georgetown University. Sponsored by WCED and the Center for European Studies. November 5, 2012. video

How to Undermine Democracy: Politics in Putin’s Russia. WCED lecture by Kathryn Stoner, deputy director, Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Stanford University. Sponsored by WCED and the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. October 25, 2012. audio | video

Trade-in Your Human Rights: A Path to Sovereign Democracy. CREES lecture by Pavel Khodorkovsky, president, Institute of Modern Russia. Sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Center for International and Comparative Studies; University Library; and WCED. October 17, 2012. video

WCEE Student Presentations on Summer Research and Internships. Jess Beck, CES summer grant, PhD Anthropology; Paulina Duda, CRIF, PhD Slavic; Julia Hlavac, Summer FLAS, BS REES/ Environment; William Lamping, CRIF, BA Political Science/Russian. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; and WCED. October 2, 2012. audio | video

How Fragile Is the Euro? Conversations on Europe lecture by William James Adams, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and professor of economics, U-M. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies and WCED. September 20, 2012. video

The Crisis of the Legal Profession in Contemporary Russia. CREES Noon Lecture by Ekaterina Mishina, assistant professor of law, Vysshaia shkola ekonomiki; visiting professor of law, U-M. Sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and WCED. September 19, 2012. audio | video

The Pussy Riot Affair: The Prank Heard ‘Round the World. Moderator: Olga Maiorova, CREES director. Presenters: Elena Gapova, associate professor of sociology, Western Michigan University, and European Humanities University; Holly Hughes, professor of art and design and professor of theatre and drama, U-M, and performance artist; Ekaterina Mishina, assistant professor of law, Vysshaia shkola ekonomiki, and visiting professor of law, U-M. Sponsored by CREES, University Library, and the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. September 12. 2012. video

2011-12 Multimedia

World Leaders Respond to the European Crisis: A View from Warsaw and Prague. WCED Symposium with Petr Pithart, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic (1990-92); and Witold Sobków, Polish Ambassador to the United Nations. Sponsored by WCED and the International Policy Center. April 17, 2012. audio | video

Hungary’s Unconstitutional Constitution. WCED Lecture by Kim Lane Scheppele, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Public Affairs and Director, Program in Law and Public Affairs, Princeton University. Sponsored by WCED; Center for European Studies; and Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. This program made possible by a donation from Nicholas Kabcenell (BA Political Science ’85). April 10, 2012. audio | video

Beyond the Tower: What Happens When Your Grad School Application Essay Comes True. CREES Noon Lecture by Edwin Paxson (MA REES ’93, JD Law ’92), principal counsel, International Finance Corporation of the World Bank. Sponsored by CREES and the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. April 4, 2012. audio | video

Polish-Russian Reconciliation: Implications for Europe. WCED Lecture by Adam Daniel Rotfeld, professor of humanities, Warsaw University; and former Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs. Sponsored by WCED; Copernicus Endowment; Center for European Studies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; and International Policy Center. February 21, 2012. audio | video

Setting the Boundaries of Participation in Post-authoritarian Democracies: Lessons from Post-war Europe. WCED Lecture by Giovanni Capoccia, professor of comparative politics, University of Oxford. Sponsored by WCED and the Center for European Studies. November 15, 2011. audio | video

The First Free Post-Soviet Generation: Youth in Russia, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan. CREES Noon Lecture by Nadia Diuk, vice president, programs for Europe and Eurasia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, National Endowment for Democracy. Sponsored by WCED and the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. November 9, 2011. audio | video

On Again, Off Again: Freedom of Speech in Russia. CREES Noon Lecture by Victor Shenderovich, writer. Sponsored by WCED and the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. November 2, 2011. Due to technical difficulties, the audio and video recordings begin about 20 minutes into the presentation. We apologize for not being able to post the complete lecture. audio | video

The Future of Europe. WCED Lecture by Leszek Balcerowicz, former president, National Bank of Poland; and professor of economics, Warsaw School of Economics. Sponsored by WCED, Center for European Studies, Ford School of Public Policy, and International Policy Center. October 26, 2011. video

Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets: Managing and Financing Growth Strategies. WCED lecture by Emil Tedeschi, CEO, the Atlantic Group. Sponsored by WCED, International Policy Center, and Ross School of Business. October 13, 2011. audio | video

Managing a 21st-Century Security Agenda: U.S. Foreign Policy beyond Iraq and Afghanistan. WCED lecture by Christopher R. Hill, dean, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver; and former U.S. Ambassador to Macedonia, Poland, Korea, and Iraq. Sponsored by WCED and International Policy Center. September 27, 2011. audio | video

2010-11 Multimedia

Potters and Warlords in an Afghan Bazaar: Violence and Political Mobilization in Afghanistan Today. CREES Lecture by Noah Coburn, Central Asian Studies Post-Doctoral Fellow and lecturer in anthropology, U-M; and researcher, United States Institute of Peace. Sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Department of Anthropology; and WCED. April 5, 2011. audio | video

Regional Revolutions: What the Revolutions of 1989 in Central Europe Tell Us about 2011 in the Middle East. WCED panel discussion with U-M faculty. Moderator: Anna Grzymala-Busse, professor of political science and WCEE/WCED director. Presenters: Juan Cole, professor of history and Center for South Asian Studies director; Michael Dobbs, visiting professor of journalism and former Washington Post Warsaw correspondent; Khaled Mattawa, associate professor of creative writing; Scott Page, professor of political research and director of Complex Systems; Andrew Shryock, associate professor of anthropology; and Jan Svejnar, International Policy Center director. Sponsored by WCED, African Studies Center, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, International Institute, and International Policy Center. March 28, 2011. audio | video

Making Democracy Work: Slovakia in the Last Decade. Slovak Ambassadors to the U.S. Peter Burian (2008-), Rastislav Káčer (2003-08), and Martin Bútora (1999-2003) join Zora Bútorova to honor the 10th anniversary of Ronald Weiser’s appointment as U.S. Ambassador to Slovakia. Sponsored by WCED. March 15, 2011. video

Intervention and the Dilemmas of Security in Afghanistan. Panel with Gilles Dorronsoro, visiting scholar, South Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; LTC Patrick Kelley (MA South Asian Studies ’03), South Asia Foreign Area Officer and Lead Operations Planner for Pakistan, U.S. Central Command; and Amin Tarzi, director, Middle East Studies, Marine Corps University. Moderator: Juan Cole, CSAS director. Sponsored by CREES, Center for South Asian Studies, Center for International & Comparative Studies, Center for Middle Eastern & North African Studies, and Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. March 11, 2011. video

Struggle Against Authoritarian Rule in the Middle East. Round table with U-M faculty. Sponsored by the International Institute, African Studies Center, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, and WCED. February 7, 2011. video

The Sacralization of Politics in Europe and Beyond. Inaugural Weiser Professorship lecture by Anna Grzymala-Busse, WCEE/WCED director, U-M. Part of the Conversations on Europe series. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies-European Union Center, Department of Political Science, and WCED. December 2, 2010. audio | video

Disability, Citizenship, and Kinship in Postsocialist Ukraine. CREES Noon Lecture by Sarah Phillips, associate professor of anthropology, Indiana University. Sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and WCED. November 10, 2010. audio | video

Democracy, Autocracy, and Revolution in Post-Soviet Eurasia. CREES Noon Lecture by Henry Hale, associate professor of political science and international affairs; director, Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies; and director, European and Eurasian Studies Program, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. Sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies; and WCED. October 20, 2010. audio | video

European Dimension of the Global Crisis. WCED lecture by Marek Belka, president, National Bank of Poland; and former director, European Department, International Monetary Fund. Sponsored by WCED, Gerald R. Ford School for Public Policy, and International Policy Center. October 12, 2010. audiovideo

Electoral Surprises and Newcomers: The 2010 Elections in East-Central Europe. WCED panel with Anna Grzymala-Busse, WCEE/WCED director and professor of political science, U-M; Brian Porter-Szűcs, professor of history, U-M; Jan Svejnar, International Policy Center director and professor of economics and public policy, U-M; and Kevin Deegan-Krause, associate professor of political science, Wayne State University. Sponsored by WCED. October 5, 2010. audio

Challenges of Managing Conflict in Today’s World. Ford School/WCED lecture by Ambassador Richard Solomon, president, United States Institute of Peace. Sponsored by the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, International Policy Center, and WCED. September 29, 2010. video

2009-10 Multimedia

Role of Elections and Limits of Election Monitoring in Emerging Democracies. WCED/CREES Brown Bag lecture by Michael Ochs, Policy Advisor, Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission) of the U.S. Congress. Sponsored by WCED; Armenian Studies Program; and Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. March 17, 2010. audio

Past (Im)perfect or Present Continuous? The Greek and Spanish Democratic Transitions in Retrospect. Conversations on Europe lecture by Konstantinos Kornetis, visiting assistant professor of modern Greek and Balkan history, Brown University. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies-European Union Center, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Instituto Cervantes of Chicago, Modern Greek Program, and WCED. March 11, 2010. audiovideo

The Unfinished Business of the Spanish Transition to Democracy. Conversations on Europe lecture by Gema Pérez-Sánchez, associate professor of Spanish, University of Miami. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies-European Union Center, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Instituto Cervantes of Chicago, and WCED. February 11, 2010. audiovideo

The Spanish Transition to Democracy as Postwar Times. Conversations on Europe lecture by Joan Ramon Resina, professor of Iberian and Latin American cultures and director, Institute for Iberian Studies, Stanford University. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies-European Union Center, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Instituto Cervantes of Chicago, and WCED. January 28, 2010. audiovideo

Dealing with the Legacy of Political Violence: Memory Debates and the Role of the Audiovisual Media in Spain. Conversations on Europe lecture by Jo Labanyi, professor of Spanish and Portuguese and director, King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, New York University. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies-European Union Center, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Instituto Cervantes of Chicago, and WCED. January 21, 2010. audiovideo

U.S.-Russia Relations: Status of the “Reset”. WCED/CREES/Ford School lecture by John Beyrle, U.S. Ambassador to Russia. Sponsored by the International Policy Center; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Ford School of Public Policy; and WCED. January 12, 2010. video

Plus ça change? The Romanian Revolution of 1989 and its Aftermath. Conversations on Europe/CREES lecture by Grigore Pop-Eleches, assistant professor of politics and public and international affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies-European Union Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies, and WCED. December 10, 2009. audiovideo

Kosovo from NATO’s Intervention to Independence: An Appraisal. Conversations on Europe/CREES Lecture by Veton Surroi, journalist and politician. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies-European Union Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies, and WCED. November 5, 2009. audio | video

Purity and Danger in Romania’s ‘Transitional Justice’: Purging Enemies through the Securitate Files. WCED Lecture by Katherine Verdery, Julien J. Studley Faculty Scholar and Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, City University of New York Graduate Center. Sponsored by WCED, Center for European Studies-European Union Center, and Center for Russian and East European Studies. October 22, 2009. audiovideo

Economic Crises as Transformative Events. WCED/EIHS Lecture by William H. Sewell, Jr., Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of History and Political Science, University of Chicago. Sponsored by WCED, Center for European Studies-European Union Center, and Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies. October 15, 2009. video

Where are Europe's Borders? Conversations on Europe/WCED Lecture by Aleksander Kwaśniewski, President of Poland (1995-2005). Sponsored by WCED, Center for European Studies-European Union Center, and Center for Russian and East European Studies. October 8, 2009. audiovideo 

A conversation in Polish with Aleksander Kwaśniewski, President of Poland (1995-2005). CREES Brown Bag lecture and discussion. Sponsored by the Center for Russian and East European Studies, Center for European Studies-European Union Center, and WCED. October 7, 2009. audio

The Foreign Policy Agenda of the Obama Administration: The Practitioner's Perspective. WCED/Ford School Lecture by Ambassador Thomas J. Miller, U.S. ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina (1999-2001) and Greece (2001-04); president of the United Nations Association of the United States of America. Sponsored by University of Michigan’s WCED, Ford School of Public Policy, and International Policy Center; and the Huron Valley Chapter of the United Nations Association. September 10, 2009. audio

2008-09 Multimedia

The Russo-Georgian War and the Prospects for Democratization in Postcommunist Space. WCED Colloquium with M. Steven Fish, professor, Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley. Sponsored by WCED and Center for Russian and East European Studies. April 2, 2009. audiodetails

Challenges to Promoting Democracy from the Ground Up. WCED Colloquium with Craig Calhoun, president, Social Science Research Council, and University Professor of the Social Sciences, New York University; and Lorne Craner, president, International Republican Institute. Sponsored by WCED. March 30, 2009. videodetails

Europe’s Political and Economic Challenges. Conversations on Europe Lecture by Jan Svejnar, director, International Policy Center, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies-European Union Center; Center for Russian and East European Studies; International Policy Center, Ford School of Public Policy; and WCED. March 25, 2009. audio

Afghanistan—The Once and Future War. CREES Panel with David B. Edwards, W. Van Alan Clark '41 Third Century Professor in the Social Sciences, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Williams College; Alessandro Monsutti, 2008-09 postdoctoral fellow, Agrarian Studies Program, Yale University, and social anthropologist, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva; and M. Nazif Shahrani, Chair of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures and professor of anthropology, Indiana University. Sponsored by the Center for Russian and East European Studies, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, Center for South Asian Studies, and WCED. March 12, 2009. videodetails

U.S. Diplomacy, Civil Society, and Democracy in the Middle East and Europe. WCED Colloquium with Ambassador Francis J. Ricciardone, Jr., U.S. ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt, 2005–08, and guest scholar, United States Institute of Peace; and Ambassador Ronald Weiser, U.S. ambassador to Slovakia, 2001-04. Sponsored by WCED. February 12, 2009. audiodetails

Fighting the Mafia and Renewing Sicilian Culture. Conversations on Europe Lecture by Leoluca Orlando, former mayor of Palermo, Sicily, and current Italian MP. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies-European Union Center and WCED. February 9, 2009. audiovideo

From Communists to Foreign Capitalists: The Social Foundations of Foreign Direct Investment in Postsocialist Europe. Conversations on Europe Lecture by Nina Bandelj, assistant professor, University of California, Irvine. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies-European Union Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies, and WCED. February 5, 2009. audio

With or Without Women's Movements? Democratization, Economic Transformation, and Women's Equality in Central Asia. WCED Lecture by Marianne Kamp, associate professor, Department of History, University of Wyoming. Sponsored by WCED, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, and Center for Russian and East European Studies. December 3, 2008. audiodetails

Harvesting on the Fields of Ignorance: On the Blessings of Not-Knowing and Not-Understanding in the Post State-Socialist Reforms of Higher Learning. WCED Lecture by Voldemar Tomusk, deputy director, Higher Education Support Program, Open Society Institute, London. Sponsored by WCED, Center for European Studies-European Union Center, and Center for Russian and East European Studies. November 12, 2008. audiodetails

Political Institutions of the EU. Conversations on Europe Lecture by George Tsebelis, Anatol Rapoport Collegiate Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan.  Sponsored by the Center for European Studies-European Union Center and WCED. October 16, 2008. audiodetails

Communist Legacies and Democratic Survival: Liability or Advantage? WCED Lecture by Michael Bernhard, professor of political science, Pennsylvania State University. Sponsored by WCED, Center for European Studies-European Union Center, and Center for Russian and East European Studies. October 8, 2008. audiodetails

Promoting Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe. WCEE/WCED Inaugural Lecture by Aleksander Kwaśniewski, President of Poland, 1995-2005; and Distinguished Scholar in the Practice of Global Leadership, Georgetown University. Sponsored by the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia, WCED, Center for European Studies-European Union Center, and Center for Russian and East European Studies. September 19, 2008. videodetails

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