Discussing international institutions via the book “The Closure of the International System: How Institutions Create Political Equalities and Hierarchies”

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This year among general discussions during the Conference, one stands out by being focused on the book and with the participation of its author herself. Oleg Korneev, the moderator of the discussion, shared the importance of the topic and gave a brief sneak-peek into the content of the panel.

ID Conference: Diego Acosta about Migration Governance

ID Conference: Diego Acosta about Migration Governance
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.

ID Conference: Thomas F. Remington on Democracy and Economic Inequality

ID Conference: Thomas F. Remington on Democracy and Economic Inequality
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.

ID Conference: Theoretical Aspects of Socio-Economic Equality and Diversity

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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.

ID Conference: Michael Dorsch on Evidence-Based Policymaking

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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.

ID Conference: Matthijs Bogaards on the Politics in the European Union

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Our next keynote speaker of IDC 2020 is Matthijs Bogaards – an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Central European University and a member of the editorial board of the academic journals Party Politics, Democratization, the Italian Political Science Review, and Politics & Governance. He will deliberate on the European Union as a diverse society and the challenges for democracy such a system faces.

ID Conference: Robert Huggins about Cities, Innovation and Behavioural Change

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Our next keynote speaker is Professor Robert Huggins, the director of Research and Innovation, School of Geography and Planning at Cardiff University. He will present his research about the transformation of the role of cities, as well as the changes related to the economics of innovation. We have talked to Professor Huggins about his research, the impact of COVID-19 on cities and his attidude towards the online conferences.

ID Conference: Richard Sakwa about Inequality, Diversity and International Politics

ID Conference: Richard Sakwa about Inequality, Diversity and International Politics
Meet our keynote speaker – Richard Sakwa, Professor of Russian and European Politics at the University of Kent and Associate Fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (RISI). His talk at the IDC 2020 will explain how diversity and inequality are present in the current international political order and why realists’ ideas are back on the agenda for the globalization context.

Inequality and diversity among youth: risks and stigmatizations

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The discussion of diversity and equality is hardly possible without touching upon these issues in the framework of diverse social groups. During IDC 2020 one of the panels is dedicated to youth studies – how these notions are present in the culture and environment of the younger generation. Yana Krupets – one of the moderators of the panel, the deputy director of the Center for Youth Studies at HSE St. Petersburg, and an associate professor at the Department of sociology shared the complexity and sensitivity of this field of research and plans for the Conference.

Conference on Inequality and Diversity: Learning from the Chinese Education System

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China is not only one of the global economic leaders, it is also becoming more and more attractive for students to reach for higher education. What is so special about Chinese education and how do universities maintain a high level of quality?
Liudmila Veselova, associate professor at the HSE-St. Petersburg, academic supervisor of the masters’ program «Business and politics in modern Asia», and the moderator of the panel session «University education in China and future employment of graduates: opportunities and challenges»,explained the importance of this topic and shared her expectations about the Conference on Inequality and Diversity.
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