The Laboratory Head Andrey V. Korotaev became the guest on "Dva v Ume" ("Two in the Mind") show released on the RTVI channel. The episode is devoted to the discussion if history could be an exact science to some extent?
The delegation of the Higher School of Economics visited the Republic of Tatarstan to study the regional experience in Islamic education development.
Leonid Issaev, Alisa Shishkina, Yevgeny Ivanov, and Yegor Fain, scholars of the Laboratory for Monitoring the Risks of Socio-Political Destabilization (HSE University) stayed in Tatarstan from 10 to 14 July 2022 to investigate the approach to Islamic education in the Republic.
Islamic education in Ingushetia: report on the expedition of the Laboratory within the "Rediscovering Russia again" project
From May 14 to May 21, 2022, the Laboratory staff and HSE students conducted an expedition in the Republic of Ingushetia.The activities of Islamic universities in Russian regions have been the focus of attention of the Laboratory staff for several years. A successful expedition to Dagestan in 2019 uncovered a great potential in this direction, but the COVID-19 pandemic did not allow field research. Finally, expedition opportunities have opened up again for HSE staff and students. This time we went to Ingushetia, one of the few regions where monoethnic nature of society is combined with the dominance of Islam. Our Laboratory became the first HSE unit to organize an expedition to Ingushetia, thereby opening up this region from a new perspective.
The laboratory's scholars Leonid Issaev and Evgeny Ivanov took part in the international workshop "Regionalism in the South Caucasus", which was held in Istanbul on the basis of the Institut français d'etudes anatoliennes (IFEA). The workshop was attended by researchers from Russia, Turkey, Iran, France, Sweden, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia.
Laboratory workshop on "Structural factors of peaceful and armed revolutionary change of power: experience of analysis by machine learning methods"
On April 23, the regular seminar of the laboratory was held. The report was made by Ilya A. Medvedev.
Laboratory workshop. Presentations on "Political Structure and Environmental Risks" and "Development of Islamic Education in East Africa"
On March 31, 2022, another seminar was held, organized by the Lab for monitoring the risks of socio-political destabilization.
On March 16, a meeting of the Lab's staff with students of the master's programs "Politics. Economics. Philosophy", "Applied Political Science" and "Russian Studies" was held.
Springer publishing house (series: Perspectives on Development in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region) published a book by Leonid Issaev and Andrey Zakharov "Federalism in the Middle East. State Reconstruction Projects and the Arab Spring"
The Laboratory's researchers Leonid M. Issaev and Alisa R. Shishkina visited Cairo, Egypt. The trip was organized as a part of the project "Analysis and Modeling of African Development in the Context of Russia's Foreign Policy Interests". The visit lasted from 6th to 12th, November.