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February 05, 2013

Study Abroad: Summer School in Contemporary Russian Politics

Deadline: May 24, 2013

St. Petersburg summer school in contemporary Russian politics
“Modern Russia’s Policy and Society”
June, 2013

We are delighted to inform you that St. Petersburg State University
Department of Political Science is now accepting applications for the
1st summer school in contemporary Russian politics to be held in June, 2013 in St. Petersburg.

This educational program welcomes mainly professors, undergraduate and graduate students in Political Science,International Relations,
International Law, Eurasian Studies, East European Studies and Global Issues. We also hope to foster academic exchange and create a circle of engaged specialists from Russia and other countries.

The program begins on June 17, 2013 and lasts till June 28,2013. The dead-line for the enrollment to the program is May 24, 2013.

Summer School program focuses on contemporary Russian political development as it is performed in the North-Western Russian Region which includes St. Petersburg and other Russian territories to the north such as Archangel, Murmansk and Petrozavodsk.

Such issues as Russia’s disintegration problem, Eurasian Union, Russia’s election campaigns 2011-1012, Human Rights and Social Obligations in Russia are new and vital for a better understanding of contemporary Russia and latest trends of its political development.

The Summer School will feature some exciting lectures and seminars, including :
-“The Ruling and the Ruled: civil society problems in contemporary Russia”
-“Russia’s parliamentary and presidential election campaigns 2011-2012“
- “Human Rights and Social Obligations in Russia: public opinion
engineering, mass media impact, non-governmental organizations and new Russian laws”
- “Political Power Elites and Business in the Russian
Federation: anti-corruption policy as a political factor”
-“Demography of the North-Western Russian Region and its impact on economics and politics”
- “North Western Russian Republic and Russia’s disintegration problem”
- “City Management in St. Petersburg”
- “City Politics and City Management in St. Petersburg: gubernatorial and city parliamentary election; Contemporary Megapolis Problems and Solutions”
- “Post-Soviet St. Petersburg in search of Post-Leningrad Identity” and others.

For Summer School 2013, we have attracted a stellar group of faculty representing leading St. Petersburg Universities and Institutes. We create exciting and informal intellectual atmosphere through lecture series, miniconferences and lively debates and discussions.

The working language of the program is English. We are ready to offer you a full package of optional services including visa support, pick up service (from/to airport or train station), Russian host family accommodation (breakfast included), and eight excursions as a part of educational program.

Don’t hesitate to ask any questions
info@russian-studies.org, phone +7 (812)274-14-85.
Contact person: Liuba Marchenko

Posted by jychai at February 5, 2013 03:30 PM