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V. V. Radaev (as Director of LCSR)
D. A. Alexandrov (as Chair of Department of Sociology)
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T. Karabchuk (LCSR)
M. Demin (Department of Sociology)
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Eduard Ponarin

  • Tenured Professor (2014)
  • Eduard Ponarin has been at HSE since 2007.

Education and Degrees

  • 1996

    PhD
    University of Michigan
    Thesis Title: Social Values in Estonia

  • 1986

    Diploma
    Leningrad State University

Courses (2015/2016)

Courses (2014/2015)

Courses (2013/2014)

Analysis of Sociological Data (Master’s programme; Faculty of Sociology; programme "Contemporary Social Analysis"; 1 year, 4 module)

Publications

Books5

Articles and book chapters16

Working papers4

Employment history

  • 2014- Chair, Department of Sociology, HSE St. Petersburg
  • 2013- Member of the Executive Council, World Values Survey Association
  • 2009- Director, Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (HSE Moscow)
  • 2008- Professor, Higher School of Economics (St. Petersburg)
  • 2009 Fellow, Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki
  • 2005-2008 Chair, Department of Political Science and Sociology, European University at St. Petersburg
  • 2005-2007 International Policy Fellow, Open Society Institute (Budapest)
  • 2003-2006 PONARS Executive Committee member (Program on New Approaches to Russian Security)
  • 2002-2007 Visiting Professor at the Kazan State University (summer schools financed by the Ford Foundation)
  • 1998-2005 Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Sociology, European University at St. Petersburg
  • 1997 Research Fellow St. Petersburg Branch of the Institute of Sociology, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • 1990-1996 Research Assistant, Population Studies Center, University of Michigan
  • 1989-1996 Graduate Student, Department of Sociology, University of Michigan
  • 1988-1989 Assistant Professor, Institute of Culture (Leningrad)
  • 1986-1988 Battery Commander, the Soviet Army

position

Laboratory for Comparative Social Research, Director


other positions

Department of Sociology at the HSE St. Petersburg Campus, Professor and Chair

Timetable for today

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Resentiment and the evolution of anti-Americanism in post-Soviet Russia

Eduard Ponarin, the Director of the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (LCSR) of the HSE and Boris Sokolov, the Junior Research Fellow at the LCSR of the HSE  speak about the evolution of anti-Americanism in post-Soviet Russia 

Valdai Discussion Club

Valdai Discussion Club launched first grantees report

On July 31st in Moscow the Valdai Discussion Club launched the first report prepared under the auspices of the Research Grants Program of the Foundation for the Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club.

Valdai Discussion Club

Elite Ideology, Mass Protests, and Russia's Democratic Prospects

The mass protests in 2011 and 2012 have caused heated debates about the trajectory of Russian politics. Some experts believe that this political awakening portends an early end to Putin's rule, while others predict a crackdown on the opposition and perhaps even mass repressions.

Valdai Discussion Club

Winter School of the Faculty of Social Sciences

On January 31st – February 3rd 2016, the Winter School of the Faculty of Social Sciences was held at the ‘Voronovo’ Learning Centre, HSE. During the event, potential master’s students took part in master classes, business cases and meetings with students and graduates of the faculty’s educational programmes.

Winter School of the Faculty of Social Sciences

On January 31st – February 3rd 2016, the Winter School of the Faculty of Social Sciences was held at the ‘Voronovo’ Learning Centre, HSE. During the event, potential master’s students took part in master classes, business cases and meetings with students and graduates of the faculty’s educational programmes.

How Are World Values Changing?

On November 13-14 a meeting of the Executive Committee and the Scientific Advisory Committee of the World Values Survey Association was held at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. The main mission of the meeting was the design of the master questionnaire for the new wave of the World Values Survey to be launched in 2017. World Values Survey scholars are also participating in the LCSR 5th International Annual Research Conference 'Cultural and Economic changes under cross-national perspective' which is currently underway at HSE. Christian Haerpfer, President of the World Values Association, has talked to HSE News Service about the survey and the preparation for its new wave.

International Not Only in Name

The International Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (LCSR) was established in 2010 in the first wave of a competition for government mega-grants to attract major academics from abroad to Russian universities. The famous American sociologist and political scientist Ronald Inglehart, Founding President of the World Values Survey and professor at the University of Michigan, became the laboratory’s first Academic Supervisor.

LCSR Summer School on ‘Introduction to Factorial Design and Data Visualisation with R’

As the 5th LCSR Summer School on ‘Introduction to Factorial Design and Data Visualisation with R’ came to a close on August 3, participants commented on their experience and shared their impressions.

LCSR Signed Partnership Agreement with the Social and Economic Survey Research Institute

HSE Laboratory for Comparative Social Research sign partnership agreement with the Social and Economic Survey Research Institute. The Social and Economic Survey Research Institute (SESRI) is a social scientific survey research. It was established in October 2008 with enthusiastic support from the leadership of Qatar University and falls under the Office of the President.

HSE International Laboratories Celebrate 5 Year Anniversary

It is five years since the HSE began setting up international laboratories. HSE’s Deputy Vice-Rector, Marina Litvintseva, Head of Laboratory for Algebraic Geometry, Fedor Bogomolov, and Ronald Inglehart and Eduard Ponarin from HSE Laboratory for Comparative Social Research reflect on the results of the work conducted last year and on the achievements of the laboratories.

Joint Brainstorming by International Researchers

A week-long training methodological workshop 'Economic and Social Changes: values effects across Eurasia' on advanced quantitative methods in comparative studies took place in April. The workshop was jointly organized by the Eurasia Business and Economics Society (EBES), Turkey, and HSE's Laboratory for Comparative Social Research. The workshop included presentations by the members of LCSR and EBES, series of practical workshops, as well as reports of the participants.

‘Conducting Comparative Research Requires One to Leave a Comfortable Environment’

Students of the international Master’s programme in Comparative Social Research, which opened in 2014, spent their first semester studying at the Moscow campus of the Higher School of Economics; the second semester was spent in St. Petersburg. Another six months will be devoted to study abroad. Mobility in the educational process is an important principle of the programme that allows future sociologists to better understand social reality. The English-language programme turned out to of interest not only to Russian students, but also to graduates of prestigious foreign universities.

International Conference on Economics and Culture

On November 10-15, the IV International Conference ‘Cultural and Economic Changes in a Comparative Perspective’ took place in St. Petersburg. Organized by HSE’s Laboratory for Comparative Social Research, the conference has traditionally brought together Russian and foreign scholars working on issues of values, trust, social capital, corruption and inequality in a changing world, as well as the role of religion in political activity and other social issues in Russia and other countries.

Conference in St. Petersburg: ‘Cultural and Economic Changes under Cross-national Perspective’

From November 10 to 14, the HSE Laboratory for Comparative Social Research’s (LCSR NRU HSE) 4th International Annual Research Conference ‘Cultural and Economic changes under cross-national perspective’ will take place in St. Petersburg. The programme includes dozens of themed sessions on current social, political and economic problems, and lectures by the world’s leading sociologists.

12 HSE Professors Awarded Tenure

On September 26 twelve HSE faculty members were promoted to Tenured Professors.

New Master’s Programme in Sociology for Aspiring Young Researchers

A new English-taught master’s programme at the HSE, ‘International Master in Comparative Social Research’, will allow students to acquire the knowledge and skills that are in demand on the global market for social research. Applications are due by May 31, 2014.

Third LCSR Summer School Finished

How can we measure the level of happiness or the prevalence of any beliefs in society? Young scientists have mastered advanced statistical methods used in social research during the third summer school of the HSE Laboratory for Comparative Social Research, which recently took place in Zelenogorsk.

New, but Already Successful

On November 25th a reporting conference of the HSE Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (LCSR) on ‘Comparative Sociology in Quantitative Perspective’ was held at the HSE.

LCSR International Summer School

In late August  2011, the HSE Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (LCSR) carried out its first international summer school in Russia. This was dedicated to statistical methods of analysis in sociology, and particularly, multilevel analysis. Eduard Ponarin, Head of the LCSR and Professor at the Saint-Petersburg branch of the HSE, told us about more about this school.