On April 2nd and 3rd, the Higher School of Economics held this year’s international student parliamentary debate tournament, HSE Open 2016. The tournament was a way for one American professor to get to know Russia, and the competition showed that students are capable of turning the art of debate into a real live performance. Not only do the students have excellent English, but they also think in a different language when it comes to politics and economics.
Tuesday, February 21
Lecture on 'Science and Diplomacy. Basic Concepts and Key Issues' by Pierre-Bruno Ruffini
Lecture on 'New York City Subway: The Invention of the Modern Urban Passenger' by Stefan Höhne
Wednesday, February 22
Lecture 'The (New) Utopianism: Ethic or Aesthetic?' by Alexander Ostrogorsky