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 St. Petersburg. Education period is from 17 June 2013 till 28 June 2013.

This educational program aims 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.

Summer School program focuses on topics that refer to contemporary Russian political development as it is performed in the North-Western Russian Region (St. Petersburg and other Russian territories to the north, including such centers as Archangel, Murmansk and Petrozavodsk). Such issues as Russia’s disintegration problem, Eurasian Union, Russia’s election campaigns 2011-2012, 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 forwarding services including visa support, pick up service (from/to airport or train station), Russian host family accommodation (breakfast included), 8 excursions as a part of educational program.


Application deadline is 24 May 2013.


Don’t hesitate to ask any questions, phone +7 (812)274-14-85.

Contact person: Liuba Marchenko

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