Politics and Economic Success

On June 5, Oleg Vyugin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of MDM bank, gave a lecture in the EUSP’s Conference Hall. The idea for the lecture came about from observing how various countries promote their own economic interests: why some achieve their proclaimed goals while others do not, pointing out that there is no single answer to this question.

Summer School “Islam in Russia”

From May 24th until May 31st, the first summer school titled “Islam in Russia: Muslim Education, Ideological Trends and Contemporary Texts”. Summer school events were organized jointly by Kazan Federal University and the TAIF Professorship in the History of the Muslim Peoples of Russia (European University at St. Petersburg).

History as Politics: Ukraine and Its Neighbors (1990s-2000s)

On May 18th, as part of an open seminar, the Department of History hosted a lecture by Georgii Kasyanov. Kasyanov is a professor of history at Kyiv Mohyla Academy, head of the Department of Modern History at the Institute of History of Ukraine at the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, and president of the International Association for the Humanities.

Spring School of Technology Brokers

From May 17th until May 19th the Spring School of Technology Brokers took place at the Raivola Hotel. It was organized by the EUSP Professorship in Public Administration, St. Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO) and Russian Venture Company (RVC ). Participants included 50 representatives of universities and academic institutions from 11 Russian regions. Competitive selection was based on a project description for commercializing technology, or a letter of motivation. During three days participants learned about various aspects of the work that technology brokers perform.

Big Political Science and Sociology: Social Sciences in the Authoritarian State

On May 15th, the EUSP’s Department of Political Science and Sociology held its traditional annual conference. This year, department professors and guests led three roundtable discussions.

Central Asia in Focus

From May 12th until May 15th, the European University at St. Petersburg hold a series of lectures titled “Central Asia in Focus,” organized jointly by the TAIF Professorship in the History of the Muslim Peoples of Russia and the BP Professorship in Migration Studies. Students and guests of the University could attend lectures by Bakhtiyar Babadzhanov (Doctor of Historical Sciences), a senior research associate at the Institute for Eastern Studies at the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan and a senior research associate at the Historical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan and Ulfat Abdurasulov, a research associate at the Iranian Studies Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

The Golden Horde in a Global Perspective: Imperial Strategies

On May 7th-8th an international conference titled “The Golden Horde in a Global Perspective: Imperial Strategies” took place in the library at Leiden University (the Netherlands). It was organized by professor Gabrielle van den Berg (Leiden University), Marie Favereau (Oxford University) and the TAIF Professorship in the History of the Muslim Peoples of Russia (European University at St. Petersburg).

The Political is Personal: Gender, Health and Care

On April 16th and 17th, EUSP hosted an international conference organized by the Gender Studies Program with support from the EUSP’s Committee on Academic Planning.


Leiden Islam Blog: May 13, 2014

Alfrid Bustanov: Muslims in Crimea and the Challenges of Cultural Legacy

The Washington Post: April 29, 2014

A Comment by Professor Grigorii Golosov: U.S., E.U. sanctions on Russians amid Ukraine crisis have little impact on the ground

International Business Times: April 22, 2014

A Comment by Jack Sharples: Rising Ukraine-Russia Tensions Bring More Focused Discussion Of West's Energy Options

Nature: April 8, 2014

A Comment by Rector Oleg Kharkhordin: Western science severs ties with Russia

The New York Times: March 12, 2014

Boris Kolonitskii: Why Russians Back Putin on Ukraine

The Globe and Mail: February 3, 2014

A Comment by Dmitrii Travin: Moscow nightclub mogul steers clear of Sochi

Open Democracy: January 22, 2014

Dmitrii Travin: Putin’s political triumph - but economic impasse

The Globe and Mail: January 19, 2014

A Comment by Dmitrii Travin: Gazprom spire a marker for Putin’s power

The New York Times: December 12, 2013

A Comment by EUSP Rector Oleg Kharkhordin: The Kremlin, the Press and the Protesters: A Case Study of Rule of Paranoia

Voice of Amercia: November 30, 2013

A Comment by Professor Yulia Vymyatnina of EUSP Department of Economics: European Union Signs Up Moldova and Georgia, but Loses the Big Prize, Ukraine