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Sergei A. Medvedev

  • Sergei A. Medvedev has been at HSE University since 2004.


  • 1990

    Master's in International Affairs
    Columbia University

  • 1988

    Bachelor's in International Journalism
    Charles University in Prague

Awards and Accomplishments

Best Teacher – 2014, 2012, 2011

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2018/2019)

Courses (2017/2018)

Russian Political Sphere (Master’s programme; Institute of Education; field of study "46.04.01. История", field of study "41.04.04. Политология", field of study "45.04.01. Филология"; 1 year, 2, 3 module)Rus



Russian Space and Russian State
The course examines the ways in which geography shaped Russian history. The enormous Russian space has largely determined the format of the Russian state: indeed, governance in Russia is about the relations between space and the state.
The lectures outline various forms of governance and state-space relations in Russia. This is a journey across five centuries of Russian history and across numerous disciplines: from political economy to semiotics; from sociology to security. Each lecture treats Russian space from a different perspective, giving a colorful multi-dimensional picture of Russian politics and civilization.

Timetable for today

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Participants of Escapes from Modernity Online School Discuss Post-Coronavirus World

Experts, participants and moderators gathered to share their predictions about the future of the humanity after the pandemic. What paradigm will replace anthropocentrism? What will happen to globalization, consumer civilization, and megalopolises? How will the virus impact policy and democracy and what will post-COVID ethics and anthropology look like?

HSE to Participate in Moscow Urban Forum

The Moscow Urban Forum will take place from July 17 to 22 at Zaryadye Park. This year’s topic is ‘Megacity of the Future: New Space for Living’. HSE representatives will participate in the forum’s expert discussions.

HSE Staff Receive Acknowledgement Medals

Some HSE staff members have received ‘Acknowledgement’ medals for their professional achievements and hard work.

'Other Cities' Book Available for Hospice Donation

On its 25th anniversary, HSE has published a book - Other Cities - a collection of stories by the University’s staff about over 80 cities throughout Russia and the rest of the world, where the authors used to live and work, and which directly contributed to their personal and academic paths. The book won’t be on sale, but we will give it to you by making a donation to a hospice.

From Post-Doc to Tenure-Track: First-Hand Experience

The HSE Look interviewed Michael Rochlitz about the experience of getting from a post-doc to tenure-track position, integration into HSE life and research plans. Michael, an Assistant Professor at the School of Political Science of the Faculty of Social Sciences, joined HSE in 2013 as a post-doc Research Fellow at the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID) of the Institute for Industrial and Market Studies.

Korean Students in Moscow: Understanding Modern Russia

From July 4 to 25, the HSE Summer University welcomed thirty Korean students from the Seoul National University who had come to study Russian and learn more about modern life in Russia as part of SNU’s programme in Moscow.

‘My Time in the Summer University Was Such a Discovery’

The Summer University at the Higher School of Economics, which brought 42 students from 11 countries together for six weeks, has ended. Students of all ages who studied at the university spoke about their impressions of the HSE, the unexpected knowledge they gained, and about continuing education in general.