On March 11th, 2016, Yoshihiro Yamamura, Consul General of Japan in Saint Petersburg, visited the HSE campus in St. Petersburg. It turned out he loves Chekhov and Tchaikovsky, and took part in a performance on Blok’s works as a schoolboy.
February 10 is the national Diplomats' Day in Russia. The day before this professional holiday, the Consul General of the USA in St. Petersburg Mr. Thomas Leary discussed public diplomacy with students of HSE St. Petersburg International Business minor.
Professor Robert Kravchuk from Indiana Univresity has been invited to participate in the International Student Research Forum and the Winter School at HSE Univeristy - St. Petersburg at the beginning of February 2016.
HSE St. Petersburg students have learnt about the story of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) from one of its founders. On 14 December 2015, Ms. Raye Farr, former Director of the Steven Spielberg Film & Video Archive and of the museum's permanent exhibition, gave a lecture “Creating Public History: World War II and the Holocaust”. The event was organized by the History Department and the Centre for Historical Research of HSE St. Petersburg, together with the U.S. Consulate General.
Nothing like this has happened before with everyone at HSE St. Petersburg – students, graduates, professors, and prospective students – all gathered together in one place!What is a university? Yes, it’s classes, tests, and a degree. But it’s also new friends, feelings, shared experiences and moments of joy. And of course, it’s our great traditions, which HSE Fest Day will become!
HSE St Petersburg has hosted a seminar entitled “Creative spaces: dream or dream solution?”, with the participation of Melanie Post van Ophem, former chair of the Rotterdam Council for Arts and Culture, and Hans Karel Wesseling, Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in St Petersburg.
At the invitation of the Laboratory of Sociology in Education and Science, renowned sociologist and statistician Tom Snijders is visiting HSE St. Petersburg on March 9-12. Dr. Snijders is a Professor at Oxford University (Great Britain), an emeritus fellow of Nuffield College, and a Professor at the University of Groningen (Netherlands).
On June 11th, 2014 Tomáš Sedláček, Czech economist and author of Economics of Good and Evil and Homo Economicus gave a lecture at a joint seminar of the International Centre for Social and Economic Research ‘Leontief Centre’ and the HSE in Saint Petersburg.