A very quick note for any readers who happen to be in Moscow – tomorrow, Monday, November 19, I’ll be speaking from 4 PM to 6 PM on the idea of tradition in recent attempts to reform American higher education as part of a panel discussion at the Strelka Institute in central Moscow. I’m certainly the undercard on the panel, which includes Russian speakers like Isak Froumin (the Scholarly Director for the Institute for the Development of Education at the Higher Economic School); Vadim Volkov (the Director for International Affairs at the European University in St. Petersburg); Aleksandr Privalov (the editor of Ekspert), and Ilya Kalashnikov, also of the Higher Economic School. My role is more to provide an international viewpoint, as someone who has spent some time in American, British, and German higher education, to help contextualize a bigger discussion about where higher education in Russia ought to go in the future.
I’m looking forward to it, and the event is open to the public. You can see where the Institute is on this map – I’ll be trudging up from Oktyabr’skaya, but it looks as though Kropotinskaya is the closest Metro stop for most people not coming, as I will be, from distant suburban archives!