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About the Conference

St. Petersburg Conference on Inequality and Diversity (ID Conference) is an annual international forum for social scientists to discuss such topics as social and political cleavages in modern societies, co-existence of different social groups in countries, cities and organizations, modern forms of inequality and ways to combat it, human and minority rights, ways of ethnic, religious and territorial conflicts resolution.

The Conference program will be designed in such a way that will allow the participants to discuss the research agenda in the fields of diversity and inequality for the upcoming years

Dear Colleagues,

IDC - 2020 will be organized in a blended format, so participants can join the Conference both online and offline. 

All sessions, roundtable discussions and keynote lectures will be available online for participants and visitors.


- The deadline for decision notification is extended till July 15, 2020 

- The participation fee rates have been changed

- The registration for authors will be open till September 15, 2020

Key Topics of IDC 2020

Governing Diversity & Inequality

Stability in Multi-Level Governance

Inequality, Diversity & Welfare

Managing Conflicts in Plural Societies

Regional Inequalities & Public Policy

Education and Social Policies

Diversity and Social Values

Digital Traces of Inequality

Download Call for Papers

Keynote Speakers 2020

Matthijs Bogaards

Professor, Department of Political Science, Central European University, member of the editorial board of Party Politics, Democratization, Politics and Governance academic journals

Michael Dorsсh

Associate Professor of Economics, director of the Master of Public Administration program, School of Public Policy, Central European University

Nicola Piper

Professor of International Migration and Founding Director of the Sydney Asia Pacific Migration Centre at the University of Sydney (Australia). British Academy Global Professor Fellow hosted by Queen Mary University of London’s School of Law (2019-2022)

Richard Sakwa

Professor of Russian and European Politics, University of Kent, Associate Fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (RISI)

Thomas Frederick Remington

Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Emory University, Associate of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University

Christian Welzel

Academic Supervisor of the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research at HSE, Professor at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg and Director of the World Values Survey project


Program Committee

Irina Busygina

Professor, Department of Political Science

Leonid E. Limonov

Professor, Department of Public Administration

Anna Nemirovskaya

Head, Department of Sociology

Elena L. Omelchenko

Professor, Department of Sociology

Eduard Ponarin

Laboratory Head, Laboratory for Comparative Social Research

Andrey Starodubtsev

Dean, Saint-Petersburg School of Social Sciences and Area Studies

Andrey N. Scherbak

Head, Department of Political Science


Important Dates

15 June

Deadline for abstracts / panel descriptions submission

15 July

Notification for acceptance

15 September

Deadline for participants’ registration

20 September

Deadline for full papers submission

5-7 November

Conference days

Terms of Participation

Participation with a Paper

Submissions Requirements

Participation Fees


Youth Forum

On November 5, 2020 we organize the Youth Forum for BA and MA students. The Forum will be conducted in a poster session format.

The Youth Forum is an excellent opportunity to present and discuss the results of your research, and get experience of scientific activity.

In the poster session participants will not deliver a speech and a presentation. They prepare a poster which visulize the basic results of their research. During the session visitors and other participants may ask questions and discuss the poster. The authors of the best posters will be awarded by the Program Committee.

To participate in the Youth Forum one needs to:

  • Submit an abstract here till June 15, 2020;
  • If the abstract is accepted, register and send a poster in PDF format.
  • The poster should be A0 format (84,1×118,9 cm). Detailed poster instructions will be sent to the authors of accepted abstracts.

Conference News

We invite you to participate in the 2nd St. Petersburg International Conference on Inequality and Diversity (IDC), organized by St. Petersburg School of Social Sciences and Area Studies of the Higher School of Economics. The Conference will be held November 5 - 7 in St. Petersburg. The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2020.
April 15


Yury Kabanov
Conference Manager

123 Griboedova Canal Embanment, St. Petersburg, Russia

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