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lectures will be delivered by HSE scholars at Gorky Park as part of HSE Day. Lectures will be delivered in both Russian and English. 


Please note that all lectures will be delivered in English without translation.

15:00 — 15:30 ‘To the Heart of Decision-Making’

Lecturer: Emiliano Catonini, Assistant Professor, International College of Economics and Finance

15:40 — 16:10 ‘Russian-Chinese Relations’

Lecturer: Andrej Krickovic, Assistant Professor, HSE Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs

16:20 — 16:50 ‘Brain Stimulation and Cognitive Functions’

Lecturer: Matteo Feurra, Assistant Professor, Leading Research Fellow, HSE Centre for Cognition & Decision Making

17:00 — 17:30 ‘Emergence of Semi-Legal Markets in North Korea’

Lecturer: Michael Rochlitz, Assistant Professor, HSE Faculty of Social Sciences / School of Political Science

17:40 — 18:10 ‘Blame games and risk avoidance: how decision making is linked to relative performance and potential peer effects’

Lecturer: Tim Jaekel, HSE School of Public Administration

18:20 — 18:50 ‘Four questions every expat is asked: how public discourse changes private conversation between strangers’

Lecturer: Yuval Weber, Assistant Professor, HSE Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs

For several years, the Higher School of Economics has been educating city residents and making science accessible and understandable for everyone. Since 2013, the university has provided free and open lectures at various venues in Moscow. Attendees can listen to lectures on various subjects ranging from cinema to marketing to anthropology and game design. 

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