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International conference “Modernization of Governance: Perspectives from Russia and China”

The international conference “Modernization of Governance: Perspectives from Russia and China” was held at the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, Higher School of Economics. On September 30, a delegation of scientists from Zhejiang University, China, visited the Higher School of Economics at the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs. During the visit, a joint conference as well as a scientific seminar were organized.

On the first day of work with colleagues from China, a scientific seminar called “Methods of Research on State Transformations” was held by the researchers of the International Laboratory on World Order Studies and the New Regionalism at the Higher School of Economics.

On September 2 nd, an international conference was organized on the possibilities and prospects of modernizing the government and the views of Russia and China on this problem. The speakers from China were such scholars as Yu Jianxing, Zhang Weiwen, Yu Xunda, Wang Shijun, Lang Yuxin, Shi Xiaoqin, and Cui Sunyu, who presented different views on the conditions, opportunities and risks of government transformations in the face of changing realities. The positions of Russian colleagues were set forth by such participants as Igor Kovalev, First Deputy Dean of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, Alexander Lukin, Head of the International Laboratory on World Order Studies and New Regionalism, Professor Maxim Bratersky, Professor of the Department of International Relations, Oksana Sinyavskaya, Head of the Center for Comprehensive Studies of Social Policy, researcher at the Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies Andrey Skriba, Professor Vladimir Ryzhkov, and Dmitry Novikov, Deputy Head of the Laboratory for World Order and the New Regionalism. The special guest of the conference was Kirill Barsky, Ambassador-at-Large of the Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation.

The last day of the scientific work of Chinese colleagues from Zhejiang University took place at the St. Petersburg campus of the Higher School of Economics, where a scientific seminar was organized on September 5 th by the researchers of the School of Social Sciences and Oriental Studies at the Higher School of Economics.