European Vector

Sean Hanley: 1989 is used and misused across the political spectrum

The demonstration against Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis is the largest protest since the fall of communism in 1989. We found the ideal person to talk about it. Sean Hanley is Senior Lecturer at the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies in London. He is a political scientist specialising in the politics of Central and Eastern Europe, democracy and parties in the Czech Republic, anti-establishment parties and movements. Why is the protest constructed around the symbols of 1989? Why is corruption such a sensitive issue in CEE? How can anti-establishment parties may make democracy role less functional today than it has been in the past?

Alexander Asmolov: A university that risks turning into a hypermarket is doomed

On the 21st of February in Blagosfera center Eugene Gontmakher, member of the European Dialogue Expert Group interviewed Alexander Asmolov, former deputy minister of education and head of Personality Psychology Department, Moscow State University. This is the sixth interview in the string of "From the European point of view" talks organized by the European Dialogue Expert Group with support from Konrad Adenauer Foundation Russia. The next interview scheduled for March 21 will be with Mikhail Piotrovsky, director of the Hermitage State Museum

Talk on education: what do they teach our children in Europe and Russia?

The project “From the European point of view” features a series of interviews with renowned researchers on acute social issues. Professor Alexander Asmolov, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, head of the Department of Personality Psychology of the Moscow State University, has been invited to speak about education on February 21

Vladimir Pozner: “The Americans have much more in common with us than you would expect”

Late in December last year Eugene Gontmakher, member of the European Dialogue Expert Group interviewed a journalist and TV presenter Vladimir Posner. The interview has become part of “From the European Point of View” series. Transcript of the main interview has been published before, and now we offer you the second part of the talk with Q&A. A dialogue between Russia and the West, current state of Russian and American mass media, changing memories about the war, and definition of a genius

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