IV LCSR Annual Conference has started
Today, on the 10th of November, the 4th International Annual Research Conference (2014): “Cultural and Economic changes under cross-national perspective” has started in St. Petersburg.
Today, on the 10th of November, the 4th International Annual Research Conference (2014): “Cultural and Economic changes under cross-national perspective”has started in St. Petersburg. Members of the LCSR research network will present their projects on more than dozen thematic panels devoted to urgent social, political and economic issues. The conference also includes plenary sessions where renowned social scientists will give lecturers.
The LCSR International Research Conference is one of the major annual events in social sciences in Russia. Every year it attracts scholars from around the world who conduct comparative researches on such topics as values and religion, trust and social capital, corruption and inequality, and other social problems. The majority of participants of the conference are members of the LCSR research network that allow them to develop projects in cooperation with each other, and each next conference demonstrate their advancements.
As usual LCSR invited several leading scholars from different areas of social science. They will give feed back on projects of the participants and present their researches on the open plenary sessions.
Traditionally leading professors of the Laboratory for comparative social research will give their lectures. The academic supervisor of the LCSR Ronald F. Inglehart will present his work “From Class Conflict to Cultural Issues — and Back Again?”. Christian Welzel – LCSR professor and professor of political culture research at the Leuphana University – will give a talk on the paths leading societies to human empowerment. The director of the LCSR Eduard Ponarin will present his paper that explores suicide rate across the US counties in connection with distribution of religious sects.
LCSR also invited to the conference key speakers who have already become long-lasting partners of the Laboratory: Bogdan Voicu (Romanian Academy of Sciences; Lucian Blaga University), Musa Shteiwi (University of Jordan),
Eric Uslaner (University of Maryland-College Park) and Arye Rattner (University of Haifa). These renowned scholars actively engage in conducting projects of the LCSR research network.
This year the conference also will introduce two new key speakers: Arne Kalleberg (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) interested in precarious work and Alejandro Moreno (ITAM, Reforma newspaper,WorldAssociation for Public Opinion Research) who study development of democratic norms.
The conference will continue to November, 14. Working language is English. We would be glad to see scholars, experts, policymakers and anyone interested in issues of contemporary social studies at our conference.