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2017-18 | Archive

Rights in Peril in the Philippines: How Rights Are Wronged and How We Fight Back. WCED Lecture by Jose Luis Martin “Chito” Gascon, chair, Commission on Human Rights, Philippines. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Donia Human Rights Center. March 13, 2018. video

Never Remember: Searching for Stalin’s Gulags in Putin’s Russia. WCED Lecture by Masha Gessen, Russian-American author, journalist, and activist; and Misha Friedman, photographer. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Wallenberg Executive Committee. March 9, 2018. video

Russia 2018: Preparing for the Post-Putin Era. Lecture by John R. Beyrle, American diplomat, former Ambassador to Bulgaria and Russia. Sponsors: Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. February 21, 2018. video

Russia’s Complex Relationship with the North Caucasus: Past and Present. CREES/WCED Panel. Moderator: Geneviève Zubrzycki, WCEE director. Panelists: Pauline Jones, professor of political science, U-M; Alexander Knysh, professor of Islamic studies, U-M; Tanya Lokshina, Russia program director, Human Rights Watch. Sponsors: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies; University Musical Society. January 23, 2018. video

Pulling Apart or Hanging Together: Separatism and Nationalism in Catalonia, Scotland, and Northern Italy. WCED/CES Panel with Frank Casa, professor emeritus of Spanish; Kali Israel, associate professor of history; and Geneviève Zubrzycki, professor of sociology and WCEE director, U-M. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Center for European Studies. January 16, 2018. video

The West’s Democratic Challenge: Central Europe’s Variant and What America Can Do. WCED Lecture by Daniel Fried, Distinguished Fellow, Atlantic Council; and former National Security Council Senior Director, Ambassador to Poland, and Assistant Secretary of State for Europe. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Center for European Studies, Copernicus Program in Polish Studies. January 9, 2018. video

Civil Courts and Authoritarian Stability. WCED Lecture by Margaret Hanson, Weiser Emerging Democracies Postdoctoral Fellow, U-M. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. December 5, 2017. video

The Politics of Secrecy in the Age of Revolutions. WCED Lecture by Katlyn Carter, Weiser Emerging Democracies Postdoctoral Fellow, U-M. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Center for European Studies. November 14, 2017. video

Unraveling the Arab Spring: Egypt since 2011. DISC/WCED Panel. Moderator: Pauline Jones, DISC director. Panelists: Samer Ali, CMENAS director, U-M; Juan Cole, Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History, U-M; Jean Lachapelle, Weiser Emerging Democracies Postdoctoral Fellow, U-M; Bassem Youssef, satirist. Sponsors: Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, University Musical Society, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. November 7, 2017. video

What’s the Problem with Populism? Annual Distinguished Lecture on Europe given by Jan-Werner Müller, professor of politics, Princeton University. Sponsors: Center for European Studies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. October 3, 2017. video

Elections in Hard Times: Building Stronger Democracies in the 21st Century. WCED Lecture by Irfan Nooruddin, Hamad bin Khalifa Professor of Indian Politics, Georgetown University. Sponsor: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. September 19, 2017. video

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