On April 5 and 6, Professor Staffan Lindberg from the Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg (Sweden) was invited to speak at HSE as part of a workshop on the Varieties of Democracy. The workshop was hosted by HSE’s School of Political Science and the Modernization Mobilization in Eurasia (MME) Project. The MME team carries out data-oriented studies of political participation and institutional transformation in China, Russia, Germany, Iran, Turkey and Japan.
Professor Peter J. Rhodes, Professor Emeritus of Ancient History at the University of Durham and Fellow of the British Academy, will be holding a series of lectures on Athenian democracy at HSE’s Perm Campus on May 16 and 19. Prof. Rhodes held his first lecture in Perm on May 12.
On July 1, 2013, the Council for Foreign and Defense Policy (CFDP) held an international political conference ‘Democracy and Meritocracy: Are the Two Principles Compatible?’, in which international and Russian experts took part.