Makhzuna Yunusova is a 2022 graduate of the program "Political Analysis and Public Policy". In this interview she shared her memories of the program, the experience of applying her knowledge to practice and tips for graduates. Details can be found below.
HSE University is known for its active extracurricular life. There are many student organisations at the university, so everyone can find something for themselves. Anna Lulikyan, fourth-year bachelor student in Sociology, told the HSE News Service about the Best Buddies HSE volunteer club.
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed every year on March 21 around the world. The sole aim of this day is to combat racial discrimination and promote unity. On April 4, 2018, the Student Chamber in the Department of Public Policy held a symposium on promoting tolerance and respect for diversity in the spirit of ending racial discrimination and xenophobia. Attended by both students and lecturers, the symposium was conducted as an integral part of the course on 'Human Rights in Non-western Societies' that is taught in our Master’s programme on Political Analysis and Public Policy.
Artem Zemtsov, master’s student in Applied Politics won the XI All-Russian young journalists competition ‘Challenge - XXI Century’. He took first place in the ‘Politics and Economics’ category for his series of interviews with the representatives of left-wing and radical left political movements in Russia.
On April 16-19, O. B. Khoreva, who is an Associate Professor and the Deputy Head of the School of Public Administration’s Department for Spatial Development and Regional Studies, along with V. I. Smorchkova, a Professor at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration and the head of the programme for preparing management personnel for the North and Arctic, took a trip to the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District as part of our Macarthur Foundation Grant ‘Governance, Community and Ecology: Responding to Challenges of Resource Development in the Circumpolar North.’
29% of Russians are prepared to work in NPO and on civic initiatives as volunteers without receiving money for their work
These results were obtained in a nationwide survey of 1,500 Russians over 18 years of age as part of a Monitoring the Status of Civil Society study conducted by the HSE Centre for Studies of Civil Society and Nonprofit Sector.
Even today, ages-old folk culture can serve as a basis for collective identity by bringing together people who share this interest and underlying values, as evidenced by Russia's folk heritage movement. According to Rostislav Kononenko, Senior Lecturer at the HSE's Department of General Sociology, and Evgenia Karpova, Master's student at the HSE, the folk heritage movement in Russia is driven by urban intellectuals working to preserve and promote authentic folk culture.
These results were obtained during a nationwide survey of 2,000 Russians over 18 years of age as part of a Monitoring the Status of Civil Society study conducted by the HSE Centre for Studies of Civil Society and Nonprofit Sector.