Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Cognitonics

Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Cognitonics were published as part of the proceedings of the International Multiconference ‘Information Society 2009’ . Workshop Co-Chair was Vladimir Fomichev, PhD, Professor of the HSE Faculty of Business Informatics Department of Innovations and Business in Information Technologies.

Games of Social Interactions

On February 1st a research seminar of the HSE International College of Economics and Finance took place. Shlomo Weber, Southern Methodist University, USA, presented his report on ‘Games of Social Interactions with Local and Global Externalities’ at the seminar. You can watch a video of the event here.

"Semantics-Oriented Natural Language Processing: Mathematical Models and Algorithms" by Vladimir Fomichov

North American branch of Springer publishing house has published a book by Vladimir Fomichov, Professor of the HSE Department of Innovations and Information Technologies Business.

’Terrorism Will be Defeated, but Probably not in this Century’

On December 28th a seminar on ‘Mathematical Methods of Analysis in Economics, Business and Politics'took place at the HSE. Tad Krauze, Professor in the Department of Sociology, Hofstra University, Hempstead NY, USA, delivered a lecture entitled ‘On Political Terror and Terrorism’ . Video of the event added.

Nobody Is Innocent

On December 14th Howard Davies, Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), gave a public lecture on ‘The Financial Crisis. Who is to blame?’at the HSE . Video of the event added.

The Rise of the Prosumer

On December 11th, 2009, the latest in our regular series of video conferences took place at the HSE Department of General Sociology as part of the Master’s programme in ‘Sociology of the Public Sphere and Social Communications’. George Ritzer, a prominent sociologist, was the speaker. You can watch a video of the event here .

The Ability to Ask Questions and Get Answers

On December 9th Lord Michael Barber, one of the world’s leading experts in improving the effectiveness of public administration, delivered the first in a series of lectures as guest professor at the Faculty of Public Administration of the Higher School of Economics. Video and presentation slides added.

Trends in Higher Education Research

On December 1st a seminar on ‘Trends in Higher Education Research’took place at the HSE. It was organized by the HSE Institute for the Development of Education, Dmitry Zimin’s ‘Dynasty’Foundation and the Russian Economic School. Professor Philip Altbach, Director of the Center for International Higher Education (CIHE), Boston College (USA), gave a lecture at the seminar. We have published a video of the event.

‘Valentina Matvienko’s Second Term’, article by Daniil Tsygankov

Daniil Tsygankov, Assistant Professor at the HSE Faculty of Public Administration, has published an article on ‘Valentina Matvienko’s Second Term:From Ambitious Projects to Threats of Removal ’in the Russian Analytical Digest Newsletter.

The Pursuit of Science

Is a modern university able to face the challenges of a changing society? What do governments, sponsors and students expect from the higher school? Can an ‘amateur’manage a university? Giliberto Capano, professor of Bologna University, gave a lecture on these and other topics at the HSE on November 5th .