International Programs
  • THE UNWANTED BIRTH OF POLITICAL OPPOSITION: The Paradoxical Radicalization of Soviet Liberals in 1989

    The emergence of the first legal political opposition in 1989 – the Interregional Deputies Group – was a major turning point in the political history of contemporary Russia as the reformist camp split into two rival groups: “radicals” headed by Yeltsin and “centrists” headed by Gorbachev. According to the established narrative, prominent figures of the Soviet liberal intelligentsia were drawn at the time by a tidal wave of radicalization that led them to reject not only the remnants of Stalinis...
  • St. Petersburg Spring School in Risk Management, Insurance, and Finance 2017

    The 6th St. Petersburg Spring School in Risk Management, Insurance, and Finance. On March 23–25 EUSP will host N. Göran Högnäs (Åbo Akademi University, Finland), Mario V. Wüthrich (ETH Zurich, Switzerland), and Antoon A. J. Pelsser (Maastricht University, the Netherlands). The speakers will introduce the audience to such topics as «Introduction to Stochastic Demography», «New Developments in Claims Reserving», and «Replicating Portfolios for the Pricing and Risk Management of Insurance Liabilit...
  • “Nasseredin Shah and his 84 wives”: film screening and discussion with director

    On Friday, March 11 at 18:00, EUSP Conference Hall, IMARES program will host Norwegian film director Beate Petersen presenting her film followed by a discussion. In 1842 the 11 year-­old heir to the Persian throne received a camera from Queen Victoria of England. The young heir fell in love with the magical contraption. In the following decades he documented his life, revealing to the public eye, what it was never supposed to see. “Nasseredin Shah and his 84 Wives” is based on the photos taken ...
  • ENERPO Workshop: Russian Politics In the Perspective of Falling Oil Prices

    Speaker: Vladimir Milov, Head of the Institute of Energy Policy in Moscow On 10 March at 14.10 in Room 412. In the spirit of being fair and balanced © after the ENERPO workshop with Dr. Komlev from Gazprom, we will be having Vladimir Milov. Vladimir Milov is the former deputy energy minister for Russia. He is a prominent liberal critic of the Russian government and Gazprom itself. As always, I encourage you to read something about him and come with questions.
  • IMARES Workshop: TRANSNATIONALISM IN ONE COUNTRY?: Seeing Migration in Soviet History

    Speaker: Lewis Siegelbaum, Jack and Margaret Sweet Professor, Michigan State University On 9 March at 18.00 in the Conference Hall. Professor Siegelbaum (Jack and Margaret Sweet Professor, Michigan State University), author of Cars for Comrades: The Life of the Soviet Automobile, will speak on the subject of his most recent book, Broad is My Native Land: Repertoires and Regimes of Migration in Russia’s Twentieth Century, which was coauthored with Leslie Page Moch. The lecture will be delivered ...
  • ENERPO Workshop: the Outlook for Russia & Russian gas in the current climate

    Speaker: Sergei Komlev, Head of the Contract Structuring and Pricing Directorate of Gazprom Export On 2 March at 17.00 in the Golden Hall. Mr. Komlev will come and speak to us about the outlook for Russia/ Russian gas in the current climate. Needless to say, this should be one of our more engaging workshop series. We are looking forward to seeing all ENERPO students there. Please come ready with questions, especially focusing on pricing of energy.
  • SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY IN/AND THE ARCTIC ENERGYSCAPE: An overview

    Date & time: February, 17, 2016 18:00, room 371 Speaker: Hanna Lempinen, Researcher, PhD candidate based at the Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland, Finland. Contemporary energy developments in the Arctic are predominantly discussed against the backdrop of estimated growth in global energy demands, dwindling reserves and potential of political instability at existing production sites, warming climate and technological developments, which are expected to push energy extraction activities ...
  • CHEAP TALK with Multiple Senders

    Speaker: Oleg Rubanov, London Business School, London, United Kingdom Date & time: 9 February, 17.00, Golden hall The Job talk of the applicant for the vacant post of professor of economics with specialization in microeconomics, game theory and industrial organization. Please note that the presentation will be in English. Strategic information transmission, commonly referred to as “cheap talk”, was first introduced by Crawford and Sobel (1982), who showed that there is only a limited amount of ...
  • EXPERIENCE IN THE FINANCIAL SECTOR and Prospects of US-Russian Business Relations

    Speaker: Alexis Rodzianko, President and CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia Date: February 4, 2016 Time: 6:00 p.m. Venue: Golden Hall As part of its distinguished lecture series, the European University will host Alexis Rodzianko, President and CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia. For more information : +7 (812) 386-7631, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Profile Alexis Rodzianko, President and CEO o...
  • Spring Semester 2016 Opening

    We invite all IMARES, ENERPO and MARCA students and professors to take part in the General meeting in the Golden Hall at 12.00 on February 1, 2016.