Recently the 21st International Political Science Association (IPSA) Congress took place in Santiago. Nina Belyaeva, Head of the HSE Department of Political Analysis and Public Policy, told us how scientific areas are being restructured, democracy is viewed, and a new paradigm of the political science is being formed.
While some economists suggest that bankers may be exaggerating the problems in order to win more cheap state funding, most agree that bad loans are set to surge. Y.Gavrilenkov, the HSE expert, mentiones some aspects of the problem.
On April 21, the session of the Russian Public Council for Education Development was held at the Lomonosov State University. The "Anti-monopoly policy in Education through the Federal Anti-monopoly Service of Russia (the FAS) vision" was under discussion.
Toxic assets problem in the banks is comprehensively discussed in Russia. "Russia does not have a major toxic asset problem in the banks. Russian banks were not really involved in buying these derivative securities," Martin Gilman, Professor at the Higher School of Economics, said.
The SU-HSE professor Y. Nadorshin comments Kazakh President N. Nazarbayev initiative to establish common currency "yevraz" for five former Soviet republics.