Seven WAPOR Papers that will Amaze You
The World Association for Public Opinion Research’s (WAPOR) annual regional conference ‘Survey Research and the Study of Social and Cultural Change’ kicks off at HSE on September 15, 2016.
The conference will bring together over 100 researchers and professionals from 20 countries, both those engaged in developing survey methods and researchers who use this data, analyze various types of information, or develop social theory. This will be the first WAPOR conference to be held in Russia.
Here are seven WAPOR papers that will be of interest for you, even if your own academic interests are far from public opinion research.
1. Anna Andreenkova (Institute for Comparative Social Research, Russia) will speak about how views on economic fairness differ in various European countries, based on the data culled from the fourth round of the European Social Survey.
2. William Eveland (Ohio State University, USA) will present his paper ‘Signs of the American Political Apocalypse? Support for American Democracy in 2012 and its Implications for 2016’, in which he relied on data from the massive Comparative National Elections Project to uncover the reasons behind Americans’ discontent with democracy today.
3. HSE researchers Nikita Savin, Oleg Kashirskikh, and Aigul Mavletova will look into how media coverage of economic problems in authoritarian regimes can often prevent public protest. In particular, the authors analyzed a wide range of TV and text materials, as well as social media.
4. As part of a roundtable discussion, experts from IBM Russia and the Russian Public Opinion Research Center will discuss current opportunities and prospects for the use of big data in both research and business.
5. Eduard Ponarin, Professor at the HSE Department of Sociology, will speak about how the values and attitudes of the Russian elite have been changing over the last 20 years, based on data taken from six survey waves among such elites.
6. Erik Nisbet (Ohio State University, USA) will use the example of the Iranian Parliamentary Election to show how political socialization can influence electoral behavior.
7. Andrey Scherback, Senior Research Fellow at the HSE Laboratory for Comparative Social Research, will speak on the correlation between democratization processes, economic growth and the everyday diet of the residents of a given country, as well as why countries that start following a European diet tend to modernize faster and with less obstruction.
On October 2-4, HSE University hosted the international conference Trends in Logic 19. Current Issues in Philosophical Logic for the first time in Russia. The conference, which attracted a number of prominent Russian and international scholars, was organized jointly by the journal Studia Logica and the HSE International Laboratory for Logic, Linguistics and Formal Philosophy.
The Second Russia-China Education Research Conference – Digital Transformation of Education and Artificial Intelligence – was held last week at HSE University. Researchers from the two countries discussed changes taking place in the national education systems thanks to the digital revolution, as well as what can be borrowed from mutual experiences.
Economists and Researchers Gather at International Conference on Wealth and Income in Eastern Europe and CIS Countries
On September 17-18, HSE University hosted a special conference with the International Association for Research in Income and Wealth (IARIW) on the topic of Experiences and Challenges in Measuring Income and Wealth in Eastern Europe and CIS Countries. This was the first IARIW conference to be held in a CIS country. HSE News Service spoke with American economist Barbara Fraumeni about her work with economic accounting and human capital and her experience attending the conference in Moscow.
The ninth annual international conference The Future of Education, held in Florence, Italy, brought together over 200 education researchers and professionals from 48 countries. Undergraduate students from HSE University were the only undergraduate students at the conference to present a paper.
On June 3-4, a conference entitled ‘Beyond Post-Truth: Media Landscapes in the “Age of Insecurity”’ was held in St. Petersburg. The conference was jointly organized by the Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities (IGITI) at HSE University, the Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe at GWZO Leipzig, the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at the University of Erfurt, and Justus Liebig University Giessen.
Professor Bjørn Stensaker, who teaches in the Department of Education at the University of Oslo, will be the plenary speaker at the 8th International Conference on Higher Education Research organized by the Russian Association of Higher Education Researchers in Moscow. The conference is due to take place October 19-21. In a recent interview with the HSE News Service, Professor Stensaker spoke about his latest research and the trends he sees in higher education, including the growing role of technology.
At the end of November, HSE School of Linguistics hosted the Uslar Conference — an international event for scholars studying the Caucasian languages. Participants and organizers have shared their impressions with HSE News.
How are students and graduates adjusting and adapting to the realities in their educational and career trajectories? What role does culture play in the sociology of education? How are attitudes towards higher education changing? These are just some of the many questions being addressed over the course a two-day conference entitled ‘Cultural Sociology and Education: Meanings, Choices and Trajectories’ that is being held on December 1-2 at the HSE Institute of Education in Moscow. HSE News Service has spoken to two conference participants, James Hurlbert of Yale University and Amy Binder from University of California, San Diego.
From October 20-22, 2016, the Russian Association of Higher Education Researchers held its 7th International Conference ‘University between Global Challenges and Local Commitments’ at HSE Moscow. This annual event brings together researchers and educators who are interested in higher education development to discuss challenges and goals facing universities and their stakeholders (students, faculty, administrators, graduates etc.).
On October 20-22, 2016, the Russian Association of Higher Education Researchers will hold its 7th International Conference in Moscow. This annual event brings together researchers and educators who are interested in higher education development in a forum to discuss challenges and goals facing universities and their stakeholders (students, faculty, administrators, graduates etc.).