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About the Conference

Amid the deglobalization of the world economy and politics, the shift of governance and regulatory institutions to the regional level, as well as the rise of nationalism in the foreign policy practice of many countries, the influence of the East on the world development remains high. A deep understanding and a comprehensive assessment of these processes synergized with training of highly qualified specialists with cutting-edge competences are important tasks of Oriental Studies and International Regional Studies as self-sufficient academic fields.  

The Conference aims to discuss the main trends shaping the world development amid the deglobalization and regionalization of the world economy and politics. The discussion will be synergized with prospective tasks of Oriental Studies and International Regional Studies as comprehensive academic knowledge.

Round Tables


  • December 16, 2020. Russian Oriental Studies of the 21st Century: Problems of Adapting to New Conditions

    The Round Table aims to outline the key tasks of Russian Oriental Studies through the prism of advanced domestic and foreign experience synergizing these tasks with prospective plans of the Russian community of orientalist scholars.

    Central topics for discussion:

    • The current state of Russian Oriental Studies amid Russia's repositioning towards the West and the East;
    • Recent trends in foreign Oriental Studies, including the introduction of information technology, digitalization, the rise of non-Western schools of oriental studies;
    • The concept of "Russian Oriental Studies" and the web portal "Russian Oriental Studies in the XXI century" as prospective plans of the community of orientalist scholars.
  • December 17, 2020. How Different Countries Tackled Crises: Lessons from the Past

    The Round Table is scheduled to revise the experience of Western and Eastern countries in dealing with the crises of the twentieth century through the prism of its applicability in the contemporary circumstances.

    Central topics for discussion:

    • Socio-economic and political aftereffects of the COVID-19 pandemic: prospects for the world and for regions;
    • The experience of leading countries in recovering from previous large-scale crises: insights and lessons for the present.

    The session will present the results of the project in which this experience has been explored. The project has been implemented at the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs NRU HSE in 2020.

  • December 17, 2020. New Approaches to Contemporary International Regional Studies

    The Round Table identifies issues relevant to training a new generation of Regional Studies specialists and to corresponding amendments in the curriculum and the technologies of the educational process synergized with the needs of government agencies and the corporate sector of the Russian Federation.

    Central topics for discussion:

    • Strategic tasks of contemporary International Regional Studies. Elements of continuity and change in teaching International Regional Studies disciplines amid the deglobalization and regionalization of contemporary world politics and economy;
    • Synergy of International Regional Studies training with practical demands of government and business structures;
    • Conventional and novel approaches to teaching (case studies instead of lectures, interdisciplinarity and individual learning trajectories, online instruments of the present-day education) in training a new generation of International Regional Studies scholars and practitioners.

Section

"The Asian Century" - Chimera or Reality: a New Configuration of Power between West and East"

The Section examines the nature, directions and dynamics of Asian countries' influence on the world development and the aftereffects of strengthening elements of competition among the leading global players for the states of the East.

Central topics for discussion: 

  • "The rise of Asia" as a long-term trend: the degree of sustainability;
  • The 2020 coronavirus pandemic as a factor of the shifting balance of power between West and East;
  • Brexit, trumpism, the rise of protectionism and populism, decoupling in US-China relations: possible implications for Asia.

Registration

November 1

Registration of speakers and abstract submission

Register

December 11

Registration of participants

Register

Guidelines for abstracts: 500 to 800 words in Russian and English. Abstracts are to be attached to the application form during the online registration. Requirements in Annex 1.

The Conference will be followed by the publication of a monograph (in English) with chapters based on the submitted papers. The chapter is to be sent to the School of International Regional Studies at irs@hse.ru up to and including January 17, 2021 with the subject line: Name_LastName_Conference. The monograph will be included in the Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI). The paper can be up to 20,000 printed characters (including spaces). The Guidelines are presented in Annex 2.

The Editorial Board of the monograph is free to reject the publication of the submission without disclosing the reasons. Unpublished submissions, as well as their parts and individual data, cannot be used by the reviewers and the Editorial Board for personal advantage. 

Concerning all organizational questions, please contact Murad Sadygzade: (irs@hse.ru)

 

Organising Committee

Sergey A. Karaganov

Chairman,
Professor, Chairman of the Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, Dean of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, HSE University

Vitaly Naumkin

Co-chairman,
Professor, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences; Head of Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences at HSE University

 
Andrey Baklanov

Professor, Head of the Middle Eastern and North African Studies, HSE University, Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Association of Russian Diplomats, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Vera Vishnyakova

Associate Professor, Head of the School of International Regional Studies, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, HSE University

Igor A. Makarov

Associate Professor, Head of the School of World Economy, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, HSE University

Andrey Karneev

Professor, Head of the School of Asian Studies, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, HSE University

Evgeny Kanaev

Professor, Head of the South-East Asia and South Pacific Studies Section of the School of International Regional Studies, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, HSE University

Sergey Luzyanin

Professor, of Branch of the IFES RAS, HSE University

Sergey I. Lunev

Professor, Department of Oriental Studies, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation), Professor of the School of International Regional Studies, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, HSE University

Olga Solodkova

Associate Professor, Head of the South Asian Studies Section of the School of International Regional Studies, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, HSE University;

Vladimir Maliavin

Professor, School of International Regional Studies, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, HSE University

Olga Nesterova

Professor, Head of the Section for Linguistic Studies, School of International Regional Studies, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, HSE University

Elena Khokhlova

Associate Professor, Deputy Head of the School of Asian Studies, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, HSE University

Grigoriy Lukyanov

Senior Lecturer of the School of Policy and Management of the Faculty of Social Sciences, HSE University, Deputy Head of the of Branch of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences at HSE University

Anna Shmakova

Associate Professor, Researcher at the School of International Regional Studies, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, HSE University

Murad Sadygzade

PhD student at the International Relations and Regional Studies School, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, HSE University

Contacts

Concerning all organizational questions, please contact Murad Sadygzade, msadygzade@hse.ru, +7 495 772 95 90 ext. 23310