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Students Invited to Plenary Session of the April Conference

For the first time, students and post-grads are invited to listen in on plenary sessions of the International April Conference. They will be able to find out ‘from the horse’s mouth’ what the world’s top academics, economists, government and public figures think about the current state of Russia’s economy and society. 

Students and post-graduates are invited to four plenary sessions on the 7th April at the International Trade Centre on Krasnaya Presnya and to the session at HSE, 11 Myasnitskaya Ulitsa on the 8th April — Growth Opportunities during the Crisis: Business View.

The  former Minister of Finance Alexei Kudrin, Academician Victor Polterovich, Chairman of vtb24 Bank Mikhail Zadornov, economist Mikhail Dmitriev and the Polish economic reformer Marek Dombrovsky will all take part in the session Reasons for Reforms’ Success and Failure.

HSE Director of Social Research Lilia Ovcharova will give a lecture at the plenary session on Social Policy Priorities. Further speeches are anticipated from the Deputy Chairman of the Russian Government Olga Golodets, Moscow’s Deputy Mayor Leonid Pechatnikov, and the well known specialists on social policy Natalia Zubarevich and Tatyana Malevaya.

Finally, the last session will be called Demand for Law: Factors and Driving Forces. It will be led by Anton Ivanov until recently, chairman of the Higher Court of Arbitration and now, Academic Supervisor at the HSE Faculty of Law. The Vice-Principal of the European University in St Petersburg, Academic Supervisor at the Institute for the Rule of Law Vadim Volkov and Director of the HSE Institute for Industrial and Market Studies Andrei Yakovlev, President of the Federal Chamber of Lawyers Yuri Pilipenko, the Bulgarian academic Ivan Krastev, HSE professor Sergey Pashin, Chairman of the Committee for the State Duma on Legislation Pavel Krasheninnikov and Director of the working group on making an international financial centre, Alexander Voloshin will all be taking part.

The plenary session and roundtable on Growth Opportunities during the Crisis: Business View will take place on 8th April. Students are welcome. There are plans to discuss the kind of interaction between business and government happening during the crisis, the role of business associations in overcoming negative consequences of the crisis and the influence of global politics and economic factors on the crisis in Russia. 

Directors of federal, public and professional organisations, Russian and international business associations, representatives of Russian government departments, human rights ombudsmen, chairs of boards of directors and CEOs of the major Russian businesses have all been invited to take part.

President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, HSE President and Head of the HSE Department of Theory and Practice of Business-Government Interaction, Alexander Shokhin will moderate the session and the roundtable. 

If you want to attend the plenary sessions, please register in advance before 12.00 on the 6th April (in the registration form please enter your email, last name and first name) and bring your HSE pass with you.

As usual, all students are welcome at any of the section sessions of the conference from 8-10th April.



See also:

Russia’s Middle Class: Who Are Its Members and How Do They Spend Their Money?

The HSE Centre for Studies of Income and Living Standards studied the dynamics of the middle class and its behaviour with regard to paid services. The study was based on data drawn from the HSE Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (RLMS-HSE) for the years 2000 to 2017, and the results were presented at the 20th April International Academic Conference hosted by HSE.

Reproductive Evolution: How Birth Rates Are Changing in Post-Soviet Countries

Reproductive behavior is modernizing at different rates in post-Soviet countries. Things are changing faster in Russia, Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine, where, over the last fifteen years, the average maternity age has increased and the contribution of women in their thirties to their countries’ birthrates has grown. Meanwhile, old reproductive patterns persist in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, where firstborns are usually born to parents under 30, demographers Vladimir Kozlov and Konstantin Kazenin note in a paper delivered at HSE’s XX April International Academic Conference.

Live Long There and Prosper: How Internal Migration from Small Towns Works

More than half of school graduates in medium-sized Russian cities will change their place of residence either forever or at least for a long time. According a report on internal migration presented by HSE demographers at the XX April International Academic Conference, these people are lost to their cities.

What Drives Innovation in Russian Companies

As part of the Management session of the XX April International Conference, Carl F. Fey from Aalto University School of Business, Finland, presented his paper on Facilitating Innovation in Companies in Russia: The Role of Organizational Culture. In his talk, Professor Fey spoke about the results of three studies he has been conducting with his team.

‘In a Digital Environment, the Role of Human Teachers Only Becomes More Important’

How does digital technology affect the behavior and health of schoolchildren? What opportunities does it proved teachers and school administrators? These and other issues were discussed by participants in the plenary session ‘Children’s Wellbeing in the Digital Age’ at the XX April International Scientific Conference of HSE.

‘Statistics Should Be Available and Comprehensible to Everyone’

Implementing a digital analytical platform, opportunities for Big Data, and other prospects for the development of Russian statistics were discussed by participants at a plenary session of the XX April International Academic Conference.

Can Youth Bullying Ever Be Eradicated?

Dr. Dorothy Espelage (University of Florida) presented a comprehensive account of her research into youth bullying spanning more than two decades in an invited paper ‘Prevention & Intervention of Youth Bullying and other Forms of Youth Aggression: Research Informed Strategies’ at the XX April International Academic Conference.

‘To Achieve Our Goals, We Need to Involve a Wide Range of Universities in National Projects’

The role of regional and industrial institutions of higher education in achieving national development goals must increase, and leading universities will help them. This was the conclusion reached by participants of the plenary session on Russian higher education that took place as part of the XX April International Academic Conference.

How to Boost Russian Food Exports

The plenary session ‘Strategy of Russian Presence at Global Food Markets’ took place as part of HSE University’s XX April International Academic Conference, where participants discussed the prospects for Russian agricultural exports to Asia, as well as the use of nonconventional investment models, such as Islamic financial tools.

‘The President is Focused on Increasing the Birth Rate and Reducing Poverty by Half’

National objectives for social development, as well as existing risks and opportunities in implementing these objectives were discussed by participants of HSE International April Conference.