The article “Why an American's arrest in Russia could set off a 'flight of foreign investors' is dedicated to the case of of 51-year-old American entrepreneur Michael Calvey, who was arrested on charges of theft of 2.5 billion rubles some time ago.
Renata Mustafina, PhD student at the Political Science/Comparative Political society, Sciences Po, Centre de recherches internationales (CERI/CNRS) spent two months at the ICSID working on her research. By tradition, we asked Renata to give feedback. In a short interview, she talked about her stay at the Center, professional growth, and what foreign colleagues should take into account if they decided to conduct research in Russia.
Dmitry Veselov, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economic Sciences HSE, presented his paper "Migration of Russian settlers and the legacy of interregional development in Kazakhstan" in the framework of the Research Seminar on Diversity and Development, which was held on February 12, 2019.
HSE International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID) and NES Center for the Study of Diversity and Social Interactions held the first in the new 2019 year joint Research Seminar on Diversity and Development on February 6, 2019.
ICSID Research Fellow David Szakonyi took part in the 90th Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association. He presented his paper "Apathy or activism? Examining the determinants of pro-regime mobilization in Russia".
Some ISCID researchers took part in the colloquium "Russia's political economy since 1992: Back to the future?" that was held in Belgium on December 11-12, 2018. The discussed topics were primarily focused on the Russian studies.
The paper "Legal Mobilization in Russia: How Organizations of Lawyers Can Support Social Changes", by Andrei Yakovlev and Anton Kazun has been accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed journal Crime, Law and Social Change.
ICSID team members took part in the 50th Annual Convention that was organized by the the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. The Convention was hold in Boston on December 6-9, 2018.