Acceptance of applications: ongoing
Start of training: September 2022
Mission of the Program:
The training program «Strategic priorities of modern Russia in the face of new challenges» is aimed at forming students of relevant knowledge about the modern Russian state and society, the main vectors of domestic and foreign Russian policy in the context of traditional and new challenges of global and regional development. The program is also aimed at creating a positive image of the modern Russian state among foreign students, blurring stereotypes associated with various aspects of history and the current state of development of Russia.
The program focuses the listeners’ attention on the key topical priorities of the Russian state both in the internal (for example, the implementation of National projects of the Russian Federation, the development of the electronic state, the digital economy) and in foreign policy, as well as on the non-institutional foundations of Russian socio-political development (the specifics of Russian political culture, the main ideological projects of modern Russia).
DURATION: one academic term
WORKLOAD: 2 credits /72 acad. hours (2 months). The curriculum program is divided into one academic semester, which is divided into training modules (Module 1. «Main vectors of modern Russian politics», Module 2. «Modern Russian «soft power», Module 3. «Modern technologies for recruiting political and administrative elites»).
TEACHING LANGUAGE: English
FORM: The program can be implemented in face-to-face, mixed and completely distant format.
TUITION FEE: 40,000 RUB
At the end of the Program, students receive an Advanced training certificate from Lomonosov Moscow State University.
The results of the training program will be relevant knowledge about the main directions of development of modern Russian domestic and foreign policy, the ability to independently assess the ongoing changes in the socio-political life of Russia, to independently interpret materials about Russia presented by foreign media.
Target audience of the Program. The program is aimed primarily at foreign students interested in contemporary Russian realities and considering the possibility of carrying out their professional activities in the Russian Federation or in projects with the participation of the Russian side. The program also has its target audience of Russian students interested in mastering relevant material on the development priorities of the modern Russian state and society in English, which will contribute to increasing their personal competitiveness in the global educational market and involvement in networking as a result of joint training with citizens of other states.
Eugenia Andryushina, Cand. Sc. (Political Sc.), Associate Professor, Department of Political Analysis, School of Public Administration, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation (Module 1).
Alexander Naumov, Cand. Sc. (Political Sc.), Associate Professor, Department of International Organizations and Global Governance Problems, School of Public Administration, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation. (Module 2).
Ekaterina Panova, Cand.Sc.(Sociology), Associate Professor, Human Resources Management Department, School of Public Administration Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russian Federation (Module 3).
Module 1.Weeks 1,2 Russian policy and strategy in modern conditions of world politics transformation: theoretical and methodological foundations. (Evolution of the status of Russia in the modern world. Traditional and new challenges for modern Russia. Modern factors and conditions that determine the dependence of Russian state policies on international structures.) Presentations by lecture topics. Class debate.
Weeks 3,4 The state as a subject of Russian politics. (The evolution of the political regime in modern Russia. Its influence on the formation of state strategies and state policies. The institutional design of the modern Russian state. The specifics of state policy in modern Russia: the evolution of strategic planning, main forms, actors, structure. National projects of the Russian Federation.) Presentations by lecture topics. Class debate.
Weeks 5,6 Directions of state strategies in modern Russia. (Priorities of regional development of the modern Russian state as a condition for increasing Russia’s competitiveness in the modern world: general characteristics. Development of the Russian Far East in the context of global and regional challenges: evolution and current state. Development of the Arctic region as a priority of modern Russia in a global context. Russia in the context of actualization the global trend towards building an «electronic state», «smart state»: problems and practices). Presentations by lecture topics. Class debate.
Weeks 7,8 Political-cultural and spiritual-ideological space in modern Russia. (Features of Russian political culture. Factors in the formation of values of Russian political culture. Modern Russian information policy. Russian state policy on building and maintaining the external image of Russia. Image of modern Russia inside the country.) Presentations by lecture topics. Class debate.
Module 2. Weeks 9,10 «Soft power» and «smart power» in the modern world. Public Diplomacy: Evolution of Doctrine and Main Actors. (Theoretical and methodological foundations of the study of «soft power» and public diplomacy. Evolution of concepts and practices for the implementation of «soft power» by the Soviet / Russian state.) Presentations by lecture topics. Class debate.
Weeks 11,12 «Soft power» and public diplomacy of the Russian Federation. (Components of Russian «soft power». Potential and prospects for the development of Russian «soft power» strategy. Main elements of Russian «soft power» (cultural and historical heritage, Russian language, Russian education, geopolitical positioning of modern Russia in the international arena). Problems of the implementation of the Russian «soft power» strategy (information wars against Russia, «color revolutions»).
Presentations by lecture topics. Class debate.
Module 3. Weeks 13,14 Personnel policy in the system of public administration of the Russian Federation. Approaches, programs and tools for the formation of the staff of the Russian political and administrative elite. (Evolution of approaches to the formation of the cadre composition of the Russian political and administrative elite. Characteristics of the personnel policy in the state and municipal sphere of the Russian Federation. Programs and tools for the formation of the cadre composition at the positions of various levels of the modern Russian political and administrative elite.) Class debate. Case study. Final testing