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Innovation, Brain Drain, and the Politics of Russian Higher Education Reform

Russian higher education has done more to integrate western norms and standards than virtually any other national institution. Yet Russia’s universities and research institutes continue to face economic and political headwinds that raise questions about their ability to compete in a global marketplace. The Kennan Institute conducted a conference on April 23rd that addressed the challenges confronting Russian higher education domestically and internationally.

 

9:00am-10:30am Panel One: The Reforms of Russian Higher Education

Carter Johnson, Country Director, Russia, American Councils for International Education
Harley Balzer, Associate Professor, Georgetown University
Irina Dezhina, Head of the Economics of Science and Innovations Division, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences

10:30am-10:45am: Break

10:45am-12:30pm Panel Two: The Broader Policy Considerations of Russian Higher Education Reform

Marina Lebedeva, Professor, Department of World Politics, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO)
Peter Rutland, Professor, Wesleyan University
Andrei Korobkov, Professor, Middle Tennessee State University
Richard Sakwa, Professor, University of Kent

Speakers

  • Harley D. Balzer

    Former Title VIII-Supported Research Scholar
    Professor Emeritus, Georgetown University
  • Carter Johnson

    Country Director, Russia, American Councils for International Education
  • Irina Gennadievna Dezhina

    Former Galina Starovoitova Fellow on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution
    Head of Economics of Science and Innovation Policy Division, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Andrei Korobkov

    Former Title VIII-Supported Short-Term Research Scholar
    Professor of Political Science, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Marina Lebedeva

    Professor, Department of World Politics, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO)
  • Peter Rutland

    Professor, Wesleyan University
  • Richard Sakwa

    Short-Term Scholar
    Professor, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent, U.K.