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A Global Financial Architecture Emerging

A Global Financial Architecture Emerging

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Business Internationalization Strategies

Business Internationalization Strategies

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Business Internationalization Strategies and Procedures

Business Internationalization Strategies and Procedures

The course is practice-oriented and was designed for motivated students who want to make their carrier in an international company, its import/export department, a branch, a representative office or any other affiliate. The course provides knowledge and skills that can be useful in everyday professional life.

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Center-Periphery Relations in Russia

Center-Periphery Relations in Russia

This course examines center-periphery relations in the Russian Federation in a broader perspective. The first part of the course surveys some important aspects of political, economic and cultural geography of contemporary Russia. During the course particular attention will be paid to the meanings and character of Russia’s borders. We will consider how, to what extent and through what kind of mechanisms issues such as abundance and location of energy resources, climate, size of the country’s territory and interregional interactions influence the building and functioning in institutions in Russia.

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Challenges to EU  Russia Economic Links

Challenges to EU Russia Economic Links

This course is designed for Bachelor students with concentrations International Economics and Political Science for the WEWP Faculty.

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China and ASEAN as Regional Economic and Political Actors

China and ASEAN as Regional Economic and Political Actors

The course is designed to develop an advanced understanding of current and emerging trends of East Asia’s economic, political and security architecture through an extensive and interactive training. The curriculum includes an in-depth consideration of China’s and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) regional priorities and policies. The ultimate purpose of the course is to encourage students to grasp the complex interactions of policy, economy and security in East Asia with an emphasis on the role played by China and ASEAN in shaping the regional landscape.

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Civil Wars: Onset, Dynamics and Termination

Civil Wars: Onset, Dynamics and Termination

There are three main goals of this course. First, the class will provide a survey of the recent literature on the concept of civil war as well as the origins, dynamics, end, and post-war transitions of this phenomenon. Second, each student will adopt one civil war and explore it in depth, both learning the details of their specific war, and learning how to apply the analytical framework and theory you learn in this course to a particular civil war of your choosing. Students will also learn broadly about other civil wars in the post-WWII period through readings in the syllabus. The course will draw attention to civil wars in the post-Soviet region. Third, students will learn critical thinking and writing skills, which will be developed through the on-line discussions and weekly assignments.

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Comparative Analysis of the Regional Integration

Comparative Analysis of the Regional Integration

This course is designed for Bachelor students with concentrations in Political Science and International Economics for the WEWP Faculty.

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Decision Making and Trading Strategies in FX and Equity Markets

Decision Making and Trading Strategies in FX and Equity Markets

The course is designed for graduate students by Professor Vladimir Evstigneev, Head of the International Finance Department.

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Doing Business in the EU

Doing Business in the EU

The course is designed by the faculty of the Department of International Economic Organizations and European Integration for graduate students.

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EU Major Policies: Adapting to Change

EU Major Policies: Adapting to Change

This course is designed for Bachelor students with concentrations International Economics and Political Science for the WEWP Faculty.

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EU Politics, Law and Institutions

EU Politics, Law and Institutions

The course is designed for graduate students by Associate Professor Tatiana Romanova and Lecturer Kirill Entin, the Department of International Economic Organizations and European Integration.

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EU in the World

EU in the World

The course examines the EU’s role in international arena, its external relations and foreign policy by geographical areas. Equally an approach to the institutions functioning in foreign policy and security and defence policy is included. Within this framework, it tries to outline the EU strengths and weaknesses as international actor, its impact on world governance and on international issues relevant to European interests as well as the global financial crisis consequences on its international role.

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EU-Russia Economic Links

EU-Russia Economic Links

The course is designed by the faculty of the Department of International Economic Organizations and European Integration for 4th-year undergraduate students.

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EU-Russian Energy Relations

EU-Russian Energy Relations

The course takes stock of the following issues: benefits and drawbacks of liberalization and state interference in energy; the security of supply and demand; cooperation in energy efficiency and the development of renewable sources of energy. All these aspects are examined both in general and in the context of the EU's and Russian energy policies as well as their relations in this field. The course also reviews patterns of interaction of various EU and Russian public and private actors. EU-Russian energy relations are analyzed and explored in both bilateral and multilateral contexts. The course facilitates the development of necessary skills to analyze the dynamics of EU-Russian relations, and to construct prognoses of their future developments. It consists of lectures, discussions, and a role play simulation, i.e. relies to a considerable degree on active methods of learning.

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EU-Russian Relations

EU-Russian Relations

This course is designed to offer an in-depth study of the EU-Russia relationship. It will look at the history of that relationship and analyse its legal and analytical framework. The course is designed to cover EU-Russia relations under multiple angles (such as the role of values and interests, the influence of the relations between Russia and individual member-states) and in a number of spheres and dimensions (global politics, the relations on the post-soviet space, security, energy, transport). It will also address the current development of the relationship and key issues and problems, such as the negotiations of a new strategic partnership treaty, the prospects of the non-visa regime and the partnership for modernisation project.

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Economic and Regulatory Framework for Doing Business in the EU

Economic and Regulatory Framework for Doing Business in the EU

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Economy of the Post-Soviet Space

Economy of the Post-Soviet Space

This course, apart from covering economic development in historical retrospective, focuses on the most recent economic developments, including those after 2008-2010 world economic crisis, and is based on analysis of the crucial issues for the Russian economy.

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Environmental Economics

Environmental Economics

The course is designed for undergraduate students by Igor Makarov, Lecturer at the Department of World Economy.

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Global Governance: Theory and Practice

Global Governance: Theory and Practice

The course combines theoretical and practical parts. It starts with examination of the major concepts and theories of Global governance, developed mainly after the end of the Cold War, and also analyzed the concept and idea of Global Governance through the prism of classic theories of International Relations and traditional theoretical concepts of international order and regulation. A detailed study of Global Governance developed by one of its main classics – James Rosenau – is provided. Classifications of types, structures and missions of Global Governance are explored.

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International Corporations in Global Environment

International Corporations in Global Environment

The course “International Corporations in Global Environment” provides an understanding of the general content, factors and driving forces of global environment, gives a clear vision of the role and place of international companies in globalization of the world economy, analyses competition, describes organizational forms and processes, administrative mechanisms, as well as challenges and problems relevant to establishing and maintaining effective global strategies. The Course gives a modern picture of evolution of various forms and formats of international corporations - multinational and transnational companies, as well as non-equity alliances, groups and other agreement-based international entities, becoming popular and influential in changing business environment in last decades.

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International Law

International Law

This course will deal with sources of International Law, especially the law of the treaties, the subjects of this legal order and the main multilateral rules governing their relationships. International responsibility, as a consequence of the International Law violation will be the object of our study as well as means to solve international disputes and controversies. A special reference will be made to the use of force in international relations.

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Introduction to Empirical Analysis and Quantitative Methods in Political Science

Introduction to Empirical Analysis and Quantitative Methods in Political Science

This course introduces 2nd year undergraduate students to the methods used in political science research.

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NGOs and Business in International Relations

NGOs and Business in International Relations

The course is designed to provide students with the working knowledge of the major issue areas surrounding transnational business and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in international relations and thus develop deeper understanding of the complexity of contemporary world politics.

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Political Psychology

Political Psychology

Political Psychology is one of the leading directions of the general course – Political Science. The aim of the course will be to assess the importance of political culture inside the sphere of politics and most specifically how it influences the functioning of state, creating peculiar and specific State models.

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Politics, Governance and Economics of Global Water Problem

Politics, Governance and Economics of Global Water Problem

The course covers wide range of aspects related to global water problem, including international water conflicts and cooperation, international water law, global and regional governance, water economics, integrated water resource management, virtual water trade, water-food-energy-climate nexus etc.

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Post-Soviet Eurasia and SCO: Society, Politics and Integration

Post-Soviet Eurasia and SCO: Society, Politics and Integration

This multidisciplinary course covers a complex of themes defining the today and the future of Post-Soviet Eurasia. Processes shaping the former Soviet Union or the Commonwealth of Independent States, including Russia and the newly independent states of Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus, and Central Asia. Economic and political models since the break-up of the USSR. Changing geopolitics of post-Soviet Eurasia: political regimes, economic development, security, energy relationships, post-Soviet societies, religion, and globalization. Analysis of the opportunities and challenges for political, economic, and military cooperation within the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). Likelihood of SCO’s aspirations being realized and the potential of its becoming a political and military counterbalance to the West. Issues related to national security and security perceptions of post-Soviet states and China, their economic and energy ambitions and needs, and the role of external players in the region.

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Rising Powers in World Politics

Rising Powers in World Politics

We are in the middle of an unprecedented shift in wealth and power away from the West and towards the countries of the developing world. How will this dramatic shift in power affect international relations? Are we headed towards an era of increased instability and great power conflict? Or will the rise of the developing world increase economic equality and political representation at the level of global politics? This class will explore these and other questions through the lens of international relations theory. We will focus on the five major rising powers: Brazil, Russia, India China and South Africa (colloquially known as the BRICS), looking at the domestic and international factors that are behind their rise and the impact they have had on major areas of international politics. We will also look at the approaches they take to major 21st Century policy questions, such as terrorism, economic development, climate change, and reform to international financial institutions after the latest economic crisis.

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Russia in Asia-Pacific: Challenges and Opportunities

Russia in Asia-Pacific: Challenges and Opportunities

The course aims to initiate an in-depth and comprehensive discussion on Russia’s policy in Asia-Pacific: its key priorities, trends and interim results along with issues and challenges it is currently encountering. The programme approaches the subject from an innovative perspective in order to encourage students’ conceptual thinking by means of an extensive and interactive training.

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Russian Integration into the System of Global Governance

Russian Integration into the System of Global Governance

This course is designed for Bachelor students with concentrations in Political Science and International Economics for the WEWP Faculty.

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U.S. Foreign Policy

U.S. Foreign Policy

This course explores the origins and evolution of U.S. foreign policy with an emphasis on the changes and continuities since World War I.

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US-Russia Relations after the end of the Cold War: Problems, Prospects and Development

US-Russia Relations after the end of the Cold War: Problems, Prospects and Development

Aims of the course are: to conduct conceptual analyses and practical study of the US-Russia relations since the end of the Cold War; to explore structural problems and theoretical patterns of the US-Russia relations; to analyze evolution of the US-Russia relations during the last 20 years; provide prognosis of the US-Russia relations evolution for the short- and middle-term future.

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WTO Module

WTO Module

The masters program on trade policy in Higher School of Economics (Moscow) the WTO-module is set to provide students with basic knowledge on modern Multilateral Trading System. As usual it includes the following themes: Basic Principles of the Multilateral Trading System and WTO Agreements; WTO Rules and their Application; Trade Negotiations: Theory and Practice; Regional (Preferential) Trade Agreements and WTO Rules; Future of the Multilateral Trading System. Since the beginning of this program an expert of WTO Secretariat is invited as a lecturer on selected issue of current trade policy.

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Welfare States In the Face ot the Challenges of Globalization and Migration

Welfare States In the Face ot the Challenges of Globalization and Migration

The course is aimed at providing a systematic understanding of the challenges facing by the welfare states in affluent and emerging economies, and of the directions of the transformation of the welfare states around the world in XXI century.

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World Politics and International Political Economy

World Politics and International Political Economy

This course will introduce students to the broad questions motivating the academic field of international political economy: Whose interests are served by the liberalization of trade and finance? What impact can multilateral organizations like the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and World Trade Organization have on the economic policies of member states and the functioning of the global economy? What determines the policies or rules promoted by these organizations? What motivates foreign aid policies? What is “globalization”? How can we assess its impacts on different countries and populations?

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