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Prof. Sergei Medvedev Leads In House Class ‘Russia: Eternal Enigmas’

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.

The Center for Global Politics’ week of in-house classes for its online programs has begun, with Prof. Sergei Medvedev’s ‘Russia: Eternal Enigmas’ course enthralling students.

News from Sep 29, 2015

Today is part of an important week for the Center for Global Politics. Once again we are hosting our week-long in-house classes for students of our online programs in International Relations and East European Studies.

Throughout this week of in-house classes, students from a huge variety of regions and nationalities meet together to work through a number of hand-picked educational modules. One of the highlights so-far, was the Russia: Eternal Enigmas module. Held this morning, this module, despite its name, seeks to teach students that while Russia is viewed by many as an enigma, this is in fact not the case. Rather, 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.

Leading this module is Prof. Sergei Medvedev, a professor of political science from the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia. Medvedev is perhaps uniquely qualified to educate the in-house class students on this issue, having studied and worked as an educator in both in the former Soviet Union as well as Europe and the US. As such, he knows better than most the way Russia’s actions are viewed both internally and externally.

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