Multimedia Archive

Click on the headings below to see WCEE multimedia content from previous years.

2012-13 Multimedia

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 Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. November 19, 2012. 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 the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies and 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 the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies and Center for European 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 Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. October 17, 2012. video

A Filmmaker’s Approach to Society’s Most Vexing Concerns. Annual Copernicus Lecture by Agnieszka Holland, director and screenwriter. Sponsored by U-M’s Copernicus Endowment; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Department of Screen Arts & Cultures; and Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures; the Michigan Theater, and Polish Cultural Fund - Ann Arbor. October 10, 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 Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. 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 Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. September 20, 2012. audiovideo

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 the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies and 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 the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies; 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

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

Italian Fascism’s Empire Cinema: The Conquest of Libya and the Assault on the Nomadic. Conversations on Europe lecture by Ruth Ben-Ghiat, chair, Department of Italian Studies; and professor of Italian studies and history, New York University. Sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Center for European Studies, Department of History, International Institute, Institute for Humanities, and Department of Screen Arts & Cultures. September 29, 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 the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies and International Policy Center. September 27, 2011. audio | video

Milosz: Made in America. Annual Copernicus Lecture in the Zell Visiting Writers Series with Robert Hass, Robert Pinsky, Lillian Vallée, Bogdana Carpenter, and Benjamin Paloff. Sponsored by the Copernicus Endowment, Michigan Slavic Publications, Zell Visiting Writers Series, and others. September 22, 2011. more information | video

2010-11 Multimedia

Regional Revolutions: What the Revolutions of 1989 in Central Europe Tell Us about 2011 in the Middle East. WCED panel with U-M faculty. Moderator: Anna Grzymala-Busse, professor of political science and WCEE/WCED director. Presenters: Juan Cole, professor of history and CSAS 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 the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, 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 the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. 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

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 Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. December 2, 2010. audio | video

Auschwitz in the 21st Century. Annual Copernicus Lecture by Piotr Cywiński, director, Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum. Sponsored by the Copernicus Endowment; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Frankel Center for Judaic Studies; Museum Studies Program; and Polish Mission of the Orchard Lake Schools. October 25, 2010. audio | video

An Imperfect Union: Understanding European Integration. EUC Annual Distinguished Lecture on Europe by Desmond Dinan, professor of public policy and Ad personam Jean Monnet Professor, George Mason University. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies-European Union Center and Department of Political Science. October 14, 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 the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, and International Policy Center. October 12, 2010. audio | video

2009-10 Multimedia

Driving on a Dead End Road: Why Germany Fell Behind and What it Takes to Get Back to the Forefront of Progress. Conversations on Europe lecture by Cem Özdemir, National Co-Chairman, German Green Party, and Member, German Parliament. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies-European Union Center and Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures. April 8, 2010. audiovideo

After Lisbon: A New Era for Europe and EU-US Relations. Conversations on Europe lecture by Angelos Pangratis, Chargé d’Affaires and Acting Head, European Union Delegation to the United States. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies-European Union Center; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; and Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia. March 18, 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 Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. January 12, 2010. video

Rethinking European Urbanism for the 21st Century. CES-EUC End-of-Semester Luncheon. Convener: Dario Gaggio, CES-EUC Director. Henco Bekkering, professor, TU Delft, and the Netherlands Visiting Professor of Urban Planning, U-M; Scott Campbell, associate professor of urbanism; and Lydia Soo, associate professor of architecture, U-M. December 15, 2010. audiovideo

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 Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. December 10, 2009. audiovideo

How to Make a Revolution: A Guide to Romania’s Fin-de-Siècle Media Spectacle as Performed by a Dying Regime, a Willing Populace, and the International Press Corps. Politics of Writing lecture by Andrei Codrescu, poet, essayist, and novelist. Sponsored by the Center for Russian and East European Studies, Avant Garde Interest Group, Center for European Studies-European Union Center, Department of English, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, International Institute, and MFA in Creative Writing Program. December 9, 2009. video

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 Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. 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 the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, 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 the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, 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 the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Center for European Studies-European Union Center, and Center for Russian and East European Studies. October 8, 2009. audiovideo

1989: A Twenty-Year Balance Sheet of that Annus Mirabilis. Conversations on Europe lecture by Andrei S. Markovits, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and Karl W. Deutsch Collegiate Professor of Comparative Politics and German Studies, U-M. September 17, 2009. video

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 Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, 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 Steven Fish, professor, Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley. Sponsored by the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies 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. WCED Colloquium sponsored by the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. March 30, 2009. video | details

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 Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. 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 Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. March 12, 2009. video | details

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 the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. February 12, 2009. audiodetails

The World of the Roma: A Minority One and Many in the New Europe. CES-EUC End-of-Semester Luncheon. Convener: Dario Gaggio, CES-EUC Director and associate professor of history. Presenters: Alaina Lemon, associate professor of anthropology; Jean Hébrard, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris) and visiting professor of history and LACS; and graduate students: Luciana Aenäsoaie, Elana Resnick, and Heather Tidrick. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies-European Union Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies, and the Center for International and Comparative Studies. December 10, 2008. audio 

Communicating the Meaning of the Marshall Plan. Conversations on Europe lecture by David W. Ellwood, associate professor, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bologna. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies-European Union Center. November 20, 2008. audio

"Consciously Made Children," "Living for Oneself," or "Giving Birth to a Patriot": Russia's Revival of Family Support and the Discursive Erasure of Gender Inequality. CREES Lecture by Michele Rivkin-Fish, associate professor of anthropology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Sponsored by the Center for Russian and East European Studies. November 6, 2008. audio

Mediterranean Entrepreneurial Diaspora Networks during the Long Nineteenth Century. Conversations on Europe lecture by Gelina Harlaftis, associate professor of history, Ionian University, Corfu. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies-European Union Center and the Modern Greek Program. October 30, 2008. audio

Coffee House Babble: Smoking and Sociability in Nineteenth-Century Ottoman Bulgaria. CREES Lecture by Mary Neuburger, associate professor of history, University of Texas-Austin. Sponsored by the Center for Russian and East European Studies and Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies. October 23, 2008. audio

Political Institutions of the EU. Conversations on Europe lecture by George Tsebelis, Anatol Rapoport Collegiate Professor of Political Science, U-M. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies-European Union Center and Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. October 16, 2008. audio | details

The French Presidency of the European Union. CES-EUC lecture by Sidy Diallo, Deputy Consul General of France in Chicago. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies-European Union Center. October 15, 2008. audio

Communist Legacies and Democratic Survival: Liability or Advantage? WCED lecture by Michael Bernhard, professor of political science, Pennsylvania State University. Sponsored by the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Center for European Studies-European Union Center, and Center for Russian and East European Studies. October 8, 2008. audio | details

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; Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies; Center for European Studies-European Union Center; Center for Russian and East European Studies; and College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.  September 19, 2008. video | details

Looking into the "Black Holes" of Central Asian History: The Rise of Khoqand and Why it Matters. CREES lecture by Scott Levi, associate professor of history, Ohio State University. Sponsored by the Center for Russian and East European Studies and the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies. September 4, 2008. audio

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