Legislative Aspects of Global Economic Development Discussed at International Forum
On June 4-5, the Development of Parliamentarism International Forum was held in Moscow. HSE experts took part in the forum organization, with several research departments from the university providing programming support for the event.
Representatives from 96 countries attended the forum, including more than 600 politicians and experts, and 58 national parliamentary delegations. Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a message welcoming attendees. Participants discussed issues of legislative support for global economic development in the 21st century, the role of parliaments in strengthening international security, and the development of national legislation and law-making in the interests of sovereign peoples.
HSE experts participated in the section entitled ‘Legislative Support for the Development of the World Economy in the 21st Century. Directions, Technologies, Resources’. Their report included a brief analysis of the features of the world economy through the prism of global technological trends and their impact on various aspects of socioeconomic development.
HSE experts prepared a position paper entitled ‘New Principles and Individual Practices in Legal Regulation amid Technological Revolutions’ for participants of a business breakfast, which focused on topics related to ‘The Digital World: A Look into the Future’. The paper featured the role of advanced legislative regulation in ensuring sustainable economic development, demonstrated a variety of different approaches to regulation, identified challenges in responding to technological changes, and discussed possible principles and tools of ‘new regulation’.
‘Both materials are interdisciplinary in nature, and we managed to bring together a team of very strong experts to prepare them’, says HSE Director for Economic Policy Yuri Simachev. ‘Colleagues from several departments at the university worked on them, including the Centre of Development Institute, HSE — Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development, the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, the Institute of Legal Regulation, the Institute for Transport Economics and Transport Policy Studies, and the Institute of Education.’
Alexey Ivanov, Director of HSE — Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development, and HSE Director for Economic Policy Yuri Simachev took part in the sections of the forum, while Igor Agamirzian, HSE Vice President, attended the business breakfast.
In April, the Teach for HSE Project hosted an online seminar, ‘International Virtual Exchange in Your Classroom: No Visa Needed’. Seminar participants discussed the 2020-2021 Russian-Japanese Student International Research Programme, ‘Northeast Asia since 2012: Political and Economic Analysis’, which was held jointly by the School of International Regional Studies of the HSE Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs and the Institute for Asian Studies and Regional Collaboration of Akita International University (Japan).
When Risks Are Too High: The International Centre of Decision Choice and Analysis on the Outcomes of Its Work
In the more than 10 years since it was established, the HSE International Centre of Decision Choice and Analysis has travelled a long way from a laboratory to an academic centre of gravity for globally renowned scholars.Fuad Aleskerov, Professor in the HSE Faculty of Economic Sciences and Director of the HSE International Centre of Decision Choice and Analysis, spoke about the evolution of the centre’s team, its research activity, and solving Arctic dilemmas through the use of mathematical models.
An intellectual competition for secondary school students from all over the world who are lovers of science and technology will be held in Yakutia with the participation of HSE University. High school students from all over the world will gather for several days to participate in projects in the natural sciences and humanities led by scientists and scholars from around the world.
In an open talk organized for HSE – St. Petersburg undergraduate and graduate students, Cartier CEO Cyrille Vigneron spoke about the role of the modern luxury industry in various spheres of public life including business, art, science, and education, as well as how modern management employs methods of quantum physics.
General wealth levels in Eastern Europe and Central Asia have been improving since 2012 — poverty has been decreasing. But due to COVID, global poverty levels, including those of these regions, may increase considerably for the first time in two decades. Samuel Freije-Rodriguez, Lead Economist at World Bank, talked about this at the XXII April Conference organized by HSE University and Sberbank.
The HSE eLearning Office will participate in the international Coursera Conference. The event, hosted by Coursera, HSE's strategic partner in the global distance learning market, will take place from April 19 to 21. Ekaterina Zinkovskaya of HSE’s eLearning Office talks about the conference and what positions HSE holds in the field of distance education.
To improve its global competitiveness, Russia needs an independent environmental agenda along with a concept for environmental protection, and it makes sense to suggest a ‘global clean deal’ to Europe. A report outlining this, prepared by a team of experts from HSE University, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and environmentalists, was presented at TASS.
The Human Capital Multidisciplinary Research Centre will organize a series of presentations and roundtable discussions as part of theXXII HSE April Conference, which will take place from April 13 to 30, 2021.
HSE and Sberbank Will Host the April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development
From April 13 – 30, 2021, the XXII April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development (AIAC) will be held in Moscow. For the first time, the conference will be co-organized by HSE University and Sberbank.
The collective volume Place and Nature: Essays in Russian Environmental History, co-edited by David Moon, Nicholas B. Breyfogle, and HSE researcher Alexandra Bekasova, was recently presented at a seminar of the Laboratory for the Environmental and Technological History of the Centre for Historical Research at HSE – St. Petersburg. The book is one of the fruits of a networking project carried out in 2013-2016 with active participation of HSE researchers.