From June 28 to July 5, the ‘Baltic Practice 2014’ summer school will take place in Zelenogorsk near St. Petersburg. The school’s topic this year is ‘Europe in Russia: Business, Culture, Values’. The aim of the event is to address the cultural, social and ideological constructs that were created in cooperation with Europe and have become an integral part of Russian culture and identity.
On June 11th, 2014 Tomáš Sedláček, Czech economist and author of 'Economics of Good and Evil' and 'Homo Economicus' gave a lecture at a joint seminar of the International Centre for Social and Economic Research 'Leontief Centre' and the HSE in Saint Petersburg.
On June 5, research fellows at the HSE Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (LCSR) took part in the 3rd International Conference ‘Business Ethics and National Models of Behavior’, which was held at the Saint Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance.
On May 29-31, 2014 the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID, HSE) will hold an international conference on ‘Regional Heterogeneity and Incentives for Governance’ in Pushkin, St. Petersburg. The conference will begin with the EACES-HSE workshop ‘Political Economy of Development: A Comparative Perspective’.
The Quiet and Velvet Revolutions ― Links between Religion, Politics, and Collective Memory during Political Transformation
Geneviève Zubrzycki, a U.S.-based scholar of nationalism, religion and collective memory, will deliver a lecture on ‘Quiet and Velvet Revolutions: The Impact of Political Transformations on Nationalism, Religion and Secularism in Quebec and Poland’ as part of the second methodological seminar of the Centre for Youth Studies (St. Petersburg).
On July 7-13 the Laboratory of Cultural Economics will hold an international summer school on ‘Impacts of Cultural Events on Small and Medium-size Art-oriented Towns’. Maria Dedova, Junior Research Fellow of the laboratory asked Valery Gordin, Head of the summer school to tell us about it.
The HSE has set up a new International Laboratory for Applied Network Analysis. The lab’s Academic Supervisor, Professor at Indiana University, Stanley S. Wasserman and Deputy Dean for International Relations at the HSE Faculty of Management, Valentina Kuskova talked to the News Service about the aims of the new laboratory.
Researchers believe that the educational system both reproduces inequality and promotes social mobility. On April 16, 2014, an international conference ‘School Choice and School Differentiation in Comparative Perspective’ ended in St. Petersburg. The event was organized by the HSE Education and Science Sociology Laboratory.
Julia Lajus, Associate Professor at HSE Faculty of History, Senior Researcher, Center for Historical Research, HSE St. Petersburg, Co-chair of the Master’s programme in Applied and Interdisciplinary History and Vice President of the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH), spoke to the HSE English language news Portal about the subject of a conference hosted by the Faculty of History at St. Petersburg campus on 28-29 March 'A Usable Past: Applied and Interdisciplinary History'.