History and the Present Crisis: A View from the Midwest

On December 17th, prominent American historian Ronald Suny gave a presentation.

Second Conference on the Academic Diaspora

On December 5-6, 2014, the European University at St. Petersburg hosted the second Conference on the Acdemic Diaspora, titled “Points of Growth for the Russian Sciences”

Creating a National Memorial and Museum to the Victims of the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center Terrorist Attacks

On December 3rd, architect Michael Arad gave a lecture on the creation of the memorial to the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York.

Indignation, Anxiety and Courage. Affects and Politics

On November 14th, Frank Ruda (Free University of Berlin) gave a lecture as part of the Department of Political Science and Sociology’s interdisciplinary seminar, in the EUSP’s Gold Hall

An Overheated World: Diagnosis of the 21st Century

On November 12th and 13th, professor of social anthropology from the University of Oslo Thomas Hylland Eriksen spoke at the EUSP as part of the BP Professorship in the Anthropology of Migration and the regular meeting of the “Transnational and Migration Studies” seminar. Eriksen is the author of the book “What is Anthropology” (recently published in Russian) as well as books that have become classics of modern anthropology: “Ethnicity and Nationalism” and “Small Places—Large Issues.”

The VDNH VIII conference section “Health and Care”

The section “Health and Care” took place on November 8th. Professors and students from the Gender Studies program gave presentations that laid out two primary directions of the program’s activities: the gendered aspects of health studies, and the study of care as a social institution and practice.

VDNH VIII. Mobility Turn: Urban Transport Between Technological Artifacts and Moral Order

This section of the VDNH VIII conference was devoted to the topic of urban transportation. The panel’s inspirer and organizer Andrei Kuznetsov (PAST-Center, Tomsk State University/Volgograd State University) pointed out that a critical mass of research on urban transportation has appeared in Russia — we are possibly on the verge of a whole wave of academic texts on the “turn toward mobility.”

VDNH VIII. The Nature of Conservative-Nationalist Sentiment in Russia: Approaches to Research

The section’s opening remarks were delivered by dean of the Department of Political Science and Sociology, Artemy Magun, who spoke about the history of right-wing Russian thought. Conservative ideology was born in Russia as an elite movement in the form of a defensive reaction to the French Revolution. It’s objective was mainly to preserve the status quo, with a strain of rather utopian romanticism in the spirit of “the past was better.”


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