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‘Russia: Eternal Enigmas’ IRO In-House Class Led By Prof. Sergei Medvedev

Students gathered at the Center for Global Politics for the start of a week of in-house classes. Image: Private.

Students gathered at the Center for Global Politics for the start of a week of in-house classes. Image: Private.

M.A. International Relations Online’s week of in-house classes has started with the interesting module ‘Russia: Eternal Enigmas’ chaired by Prof. Sergei Medvedev.

News from Sep 29, 2015

An important week has begun for the Center for Global Politics. Yet again we are hosting our in-house classes over the course of this week for students of our International Relations Online (IRO) master’s program.

Within this week of in-house classes, students from a huge variety of countries and cultures meet together to work through a selection of educational modules developed by the CGP. One of the highlights so-far, was the Russia: Eternal Enigmas module. This module, which was held this morning, seeks to teach students that while Russia is viewed by many as an enigma, this is in fact not the case. Instead, through an in-depth examination of Russia’s past and present, students can put the country’s actions into perspective and use this to glean an understanding of its future.

Our lecturer for this module is Prof. Sergei Medvedev, a professor of political science from the Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Moscow, Russia. Medvedev is perhaps uniquely qualified to educate the in-house class students on the course material, having studied and worked as an educator in both in the former Soviet Union as well as much of the West. Subsequently, he knows better than most the way Russia’s actions are often viewed both internally and externally.

Be sure to follow the Center for Global Politics on Facebook for ongoing information on our in-house classes throughout the week.

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