At the end of November, Robert Gal, Senior Research Fellow at the Hungarian Demographic Research Institute, gave workshops for the students "Population and Development" on the National Transfer Account (NTA).
In October, Zorica Skakun, from Oxfam GB in Syria, led two workshops on various aspects of violence against women for students of the ‘Population and Development’ Master’s programme. During the workshops, Ms Skakun gave an overview of international frameworks, mandates, and programmes aimed to end violence against women (VAW) and help survivors in various settings, including conflict zones and refugee camps. The students were also offered a group exercise where they brainstormed and presented ideas for pre-project problem analysis and activities to combat VAW in Syria
On October 3rd and 4th Zorica Skakun, a gender coordinator for Oxfam GB in Yemen who provides support and leadership to ensure women's rights, presented two workshops on various aspects of violence against women for students of the programme "Population and Development".
On May 24th students of the programme "Population and Development" met Dr. Melita Vujnovic, World Health Organization Representative in Russia, who gave a talk on the agency’s perspectives and ambitious plans for the nearest future. She kindly answered all the questions, encouraged to get familiar with WHO latest reports, and recommend to apply for internships.
Ronald Inglehart and Christian Welzel will present Russian editions of their monographs at the XIXth April International Academic Conference
At the upcoming XIXth April International Academic Conference On Economic and Social Development, the leading staff of the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research will present Russian editions of their latest monographs.
Winter school 2018 of Faculty of Social Sciences was held at the ‘Voronovo’ Learning Centre from January 22 to January 26, 2018. Representatives of the “Population and Development” held a special session dedicated to the sustainable development.
On January 16, our students have participated in Гайдаровский форум (Gaidar Forum) - an annual event that discusses major trends in social-and-economic and political development.
This year the Forum was devoted to the topic "Russia and the World: Values and Vurtues".
On Tuesday, November 7th instead of 100 Anniversary of the October Socialist Revolution celebration the students of the Programme got a chance to listen to a lecture by Martin McKee. The lecture was devoted to achieving the health sustainable development goals. Dr. Martin McKee is professor of European Public Health at London Schools of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
On October 9 Stephen G. Wheatcroft who is professor of the School of Historical Studies, University of Melbourne gave a lecture for the students from Population and Development programme. His research interests include Russian pre-revolutionary and Soviet social, economic and demographic history, as well as famine and food supply problems in modern world history.
Tim Jaekel graduated with a PhD in Political Science from Heidelberg University. Before he joined one of Russian Universities in 2015 he served as a postdoctoral research fellow at the German Research Institute for Public Administration in Speyer and as a teaching fellow at the German University of Administrative Sciences. In his current research Tim investigates why some public decision makers engage in innovative behavior while others do not. In particular he analyses the role of performance gaps, learning, and strategic interaction on individual and collective bureaucratic behavior. Besides his corporate webpage you can also follow his blog at publicsector-research.net