From March 30th until April 1st, the European University hosted The Fourth St. Petersburg Spring School in Risk Management, Insurance and Finance, which is held every year by the Department of Economics. This year, the organizing committee invited professors from the University of Trieste, in Italy. Each professor gave several lectures: Ermanno Pitacco spoke about insurance and risk management, and Anna Rita Bacinello spoke about finance.
From March 26th until March 28th, the EUSP’s Department of Anthropology hosted the fourth annual conference “Anthropology, Folkloristics, Sociolinguistics”.
On March 13th, the European University hosted an open forum devoted to the topic of migration and urban development, with support from the Consulate General of the Netherlands in St. Petersburg and the Netherlands Institute in St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg and Amsterdam were given special attention as “open” cities, whose populations have a high proportion of migrants.
On March 26th, Michael Burawoy visited EUSP. He is a professor of sociology at UC Berkeley and served as president of the International Sociological Association (2010-2014). His lecture was held with support from UBS Professorship.
On March 5th, Sanna Turoma, a senior research fellow at the Aleksanteri Institute of the University of Helsinki, visited EUSP. Professor Turoma gave a talk on the ‘spatial turn’ in Russian studies.
On March 3, 2015, in the Dissertation Council of the St. Petersburg Institute of History, Russian Academy of Sciences Aleksei Vovin and Yana Guzey successfully defend their dissertations for the degree of Candidate of Sciences in History.
On February, 27th the European University hosted a presentation by Bart Goldhoorn, which took place as part of the third conference of the “Second World Urbanity” project. Like the project itself, Goldhoorn’s presentation was an attempt to understand the experience of “socialist urbanism,” the mass urban development of the Soviet period, and much more.
February 18th as part of the Department of Art History’s Visual Studies program (with support from the Coca-Cola Company), Eva Berar gave a lecture from a series titled “Forming the Image of the ‘Big City’ at the Turn of the 19th-20th Centuries. St. Petersburg-Europe.” Professor Berar is a researcher at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), in France. The lecture series will focus on how cities were imagined, portrayed and built in Russia and Western Europe. Berar’s lecture “Urban Conversation, or, A Place of Democracy,” was devoted to the image of the city as polis — a place of free and responsible speech and “serious discourse” by citizens on issues of public importance.
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