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Faculty of Social Sciences Launches New Joint Seminar Series with New York University

Faculty of Social Sciences Launches New Joint Seminar Series with New York University

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In November 2021, HSE University’s School of Politics and Governance and the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia (New York University) started a new partnership project that involves regular joint online seminars. Denis Stukal, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Deputy Director of the Institute for Applied Political Studies, has commented on the initiative.

Denis Stukal, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Deputy Director of the Institute for Applied Political Studies

We started our series of joint seminars with the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia to exchange opinions and ideas, as well as to discuss methods and results of research into Russia-related topics. We envisage two events every semester: one dedicated to presentations by HSE University researchers and the other to those by our colleagues from NYU.

The idea to create such an initiative was born out of my long-standing cooperation with the Jordan Center and more specifically Professor Josh Tucker, who supervised my PhD research during my time at NYU. When I returned to HSE University last year, we decided to start a joint seminar that would be useful and interesting not only to our colleagues, but also to a wider audience.

The first seminar opened with a talk by Israel Marques II, Research Fellow of the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development, who spoke about ‘Privacy Versus Security in Trying Times: Evidence from Russian Public Opinion.’ 

Dr Marques shared the results of an experimental study done by the project group of the Faculty of Social Sciences into the provision of public services and public opinion about the government in times of digital transformation in Russia. The project examines the factors that affect whether the Russian population approves various restrictive measures introduced in response to emergencies.

Joshua Tucker, Professor of Politics and Director of the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, New York University

‘The Jordan Center for the Advanced Study at New York University strives to support the study of "all things Russia".  We are excited to be partnering with colleagues at the HSE on the new joint speaker series to feature research related to Russian politics and political economy. The rapid improvement in videoconferencing technology makes such joint speaker series now eminently possible without regard to physical locations.

Here at The Jordan Center, we are always looking for ways to collaborate with colleagues in Russia, and so are very excited to be taking advantage of these new opportunities. We look forward to supporting the study of "all things Russia" in the seminar series with our colleagues at the HSE!’

At the next online seminar, scheduled for December, Sasha de Vogel, a post-doctoral fellow at New York University's Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia will speak about her research.

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