Belgian economist Jacques-Francois Thisse is Academic Supervisor at the Center for Market Studies and Spatial Economics at HSE in Saint Petersburg. In an interview with HSE News Service he talked about why he likes Saint Petersburg, what fascinates him about Russia and how disillusion in Marxist ideas led him to studying market economies.
Nathan Marcus, Assistant Professor of History, recently joined the HSE campus in St. Petersburg. A scholar of Modern European History, he has a book that will soon be published by Harvard University Press. Recently, he spoke with the HSE news service about his research and teaching interests, as well as on the important role that studying history plays in today’s society.
The Interview with Ronald Suny, Academic Director of the International Research Project 'Comparative Historical Studies of Empire and Nationalism'
In 2014 the working group of the Department of History of Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg won the university competition and received institutional support for the international research project 'Comparative Historical Studies of Empire and Nationalism.' The project’s academic director is Ronald Grigor Suny, Charles Tilly Collegiate Professor of Social and Political History, The University of Michigan; Emeritus Professor of Political Science and History, The University of Chicago; Senior Research Fellow, Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg.
‘My whole life has in some way been connected with Russia, and not only academically, but also though family. My wife is Russian and our three-year old daughter has dual citizenship. Secondly, I am someone who cannot sit in one place. After about five years I need something different. And the German Academic Exchange Service offers opportunities for teaching abroad, including in Russia,’ Department of History Associate Professor Wulff Dietmar notes about his academic work. Professor Dietmar also shared the secrets of teaching, as well as his impressions from the first weeks of working at the HSE St. Petersburg.
Christian Welzel, leading professor at the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (LCSR) HSE St Petersburg received the 2014 Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research in recognition of his book «Freedom Rising: Human Empowerment and the Quest for Emancipation».
The HSE Faculty of History in St. Petersburg will be joined by two world-class experts. Sergey Glebov, lecturer at Amherst College and Smith College (Massachusetts, USA), and Nathan Markus, researcher at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem Department of Economics, will start teaching at the HSE in September. These appointments are part of the university’s international recruitment programme.
Public lecture by Prof. Raymond Taras "The politics of fear and the making of foreign policy: case studies fom Europe"
Public lecture by Prof. Eduard Ponarin "Happiness in Russia in Comparative perspective"
Public lecture by Associate Prof. Simo Mikkonen "History as interpretation: from national to transnational history"