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Workshop on Writing and Publishing Academic Papers

November 24, 2017

CGES, St. Petersburg State University

In 2017, two Workshops on Writing and Publishing Academic Papers took place. 17 MA and PhD students took part in the workshops, which introduced them to different strategies of writing and publishing of academic papers. They also suggested strategies for improving the efficiency of the writing process, helped to make the papers of participants more structured and understandable, and provided insights into the logic of reviewing and editing processes in international outlets which every author should know. As a result of the workshops, the participants got practical experience and gained insights into the practice of publishing and peer-review processes.

Final of Competition of Scientific Articles by Junior Social Scientists of Russia and Europe

November 23, 2017

CGES, St. Petersburg State University

In 2017, the competition was conducted for the fourth time. Over 20 research papers from Russia, Germany, and Europe in various social science domains, including sociology, political science, economics, and international relations, were gathered via an open call. Written by MA and PhD students, the papers covered topical issues of Russian, German, and European societies, as well as of international relations between Russia, Germany, and Europe.

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'Arte Punctura' Project Events

July–October 2017

St. Petersburg

The project “Arte Punctura” (2017-2018), organized by the CGES spin-off ARTS4CITY studio, comprises three components: (a) on-site research, (b) art-interventions, (c) public discussions. The studio builds a dialogue between European creative communities and researchers and Russian experts, creatives, researchers, students, and local citizens to explore ways of stimulating creativity in cities.

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“Lecture Hall” in the Social Sciences

May – October 2017

New Holland Island

In 2017, Margarita Kuleva, PhD Fellow of the CGES curated a series of multidisciplinary lectures in the social sciences, organized by the New Holland Island in collaboration with the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg.

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Biennial International Academic Conference ‘The First World War, the Versailles System and the Contemporary World’

October 20, 2017

School of International Relations at St. Petersburg State University

The First World War was the Great War, as its scale and its influence were really global. This war determined the outlook of the 20thcentury. The consequences of the First World War defined not only the following path of history, but determined the balance of power in the world and the very system of international relations. That is why studying the history of the First World War helps to understand the problems of the present day.

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Workshop 'Artistic Education between Tradition and Experiment'

October 13-14, 2017

“Mayak” School for Creative industries, New Holland, St. Petersburg

The study of contemporary artistic education is timely, as alternative modes are signalling a transition between the old academic system and the new demands from artists, which are not necessarily met by formal higher education and its institutional constraints. 

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Keynote speech by Andreas Vasilache at DAAD Ambassadors’ Meeting

October 11, 2017


The German Director of the CGES Andreas Vasilache gave a keynote speech on “The European Crisis as a Generalised Insecurity Machine” of the DAAD-ambassador’s meeting “Embassies of the EU countries in dialogue with the DAAD” in the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences in Berlin, and participated in the roundtable discussion on “Encouraging exchanges – strengthening cohesion: The importance of European university cooperation in the context of the current processes of change in the EU” with participants from European embassies and transnational academic institutions.