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Dear Colleagues!

The review period is prolonged till July 25, 2021.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Conference might be held offline, online or in a mixed format.

The format of the Conference will be determined in September 2021.

St. Petersburg Conference on Inequality and Diversity (IDC) is an annual international forum for social scientists.

It is a interdisciplinary platform 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 is organized by the St. Petersburg School of Social Sciences and Area Studies.

Key Topics of IDC 2021

Governing Diversity & Inequality

Stability in Multi-Level Governance

Inequality, Diversity & Welfare

Managing Conflicts in Plural Societies

Culture and Inequality

Regional Inequalities & Public Policy

Education, Inequality and Social Policies

Diversity and Social Values

Digital Traces of Inequality

Diversity in Online Communication

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Program Committee

Daniil A. Alexandrov

Professor, Department of Sociology; Head, Laboratory of Sociology in Education and Science

Irina Busygina

Professor, Department of Political Science and International Affairs; Director, Centre for Comparative Governance Studies

Natalya A. Zaichenko

Professor, Department of Public Administration; Academic Supervisor of the MA Programme in Educational Administration

Olessia Koltsova

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology; Head, Laboratory for Social and Cognitive Informatics

Oleg Korneev

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and International Affairs; Academic Supervisor of the MA Programme in Comparative Politics of Eurasia

Leonid E. Limonov

Professor, Department of Public Administration; Academic Supervisor of the MA Programme in Urban Development and Governance

Anna Nemirovskaya

Head, Department of Sociology; Senior Research Fellow at the Ronald F. Inglehart Laboratory for Comparative Social Research

Elena L. Omelchenko

Professor, Department of Sociology; Director of the Centre for Youth Studies

Eduard Ponarin

Professor, Department of Sociology; Head of the Ronald F. Inglehart Laboratory for Comparative Social Research

Andrey Starodubtsev

Dean, Saint-Petersburg School of Social Sciences and Area Studies; Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Comparative Governance Studies

Andrey N. Scherbak

Head, Department of Political Science and International Affairs, Deputy Head of the Ronald F. Inglehart Laboratory for Comparative Social Research

Terms of Participation

Important Dates

Participation with a paper

Submissions Requirements

Participation fees

Youth Forum

Conference News

On November 6, the Conference on Inequality and Diversity hosted the roundtable «Governance of Migration and Integration: Multi-level, Multi-actor, Multi-dimensional Perspectives between “Crisis” and “New Normal”». We have talked to an expert of the roundtable, Professor Diego Acosta, about the trends and challenges of the global migration governance.
December 28, 2020
Thomas Frederick Remington, Goodrich C. White Professor (Emeritus) of Political Science, Emory University, Senior Research Associate at the Higher School of Economics and Visiting Professor of Government, Harvard University, will give a keynote presentation about the relationships between political and economic inequality at the ID Conference 2020. We have talked to Prof. Remington about his research and expectations for the conference.
November 07, 2020
Inequality and diversity are the concepts that not only reveal empirical impact in the world, but also require theoretical and even philosophical deliberation. This is exactly what the discussion during the IDC panel «Theoretical Aspects of Socio-Economic Equality and Diversity» will be about. The session will be moderated by Sergey Akopov, the professor at the Department of Political science and International relations at HSE - St. Petersburg.
November 06, 2020
Dr. Michael Dorsch, the associate professor of Economics and the director of the Master of Public Administration program at the School of Public Policy in Central European University, will deliver a keynote presentation on evidence-based policymaking. We have talked with Dr. Dorsch about his research project, as well as his views on policymaking during the COVID-19 pandemic and shift of academic activities to online.
November 06, 2020

Contacts

Yury Kabanov, Conference manager, ykabanov@hse.ru 

Organizing Committee: idc@hse.ru

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Past Conferences

  • 2019
  • 2020

Program 2019

Panel Discussions

Program of IDC 2020

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

Robert Huggins

Professor, Director of Research and Innovation, School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff 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