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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:

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