The first seminar of the joint Russian-German sociological project in labor market studies was held last year. The project is continuing and the next seminar will be held at the HSE in April 2009.
Recently the Russian President Dmitri Medvedev dismissed four local governors. Rostislav Turovsky, professor of the HSE Department of Public Policy comments on this governors reshuffle to the Moscow News. The expert said it was a factor in the background.
On January 20, the case of the schoolboy from Alaska was studied carefully at the HSE Faculty of Law students’ case club. It seems that Frederick’s freedom of speech had been violated. Without that important social topic the case might have been treated as insignificant.
Interview with Professor Egie Axer, Head of the Warsaw University Institute for Interdisciplinary Research “Artes Liberales”, one of the international partners of the HSE Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities (ITHSH).
On November 17 Howard Davis, the LSE director, presented a lecture "Credit Crunch and Its Consequences" at the SU—HSE. Mr. Davis depicted the global financial crush as a drama consisting of five parts: subprime, liquidity, unravelling,meltdown and pumping. At the end of his lecture Mr. Davis offered several ways to overcome the crisis.