Liberal Education in Russia and the World
International conference "Liberal Education in Russia and the World" (58–60 Galernaya Street).
10:00am Opening of the conference
11:00am Coffee break
11:15am Plenary Session "The Liberal Arts in Russia and Post-Soviet Space"
- Denis Akhapkin (SPbU) "Liberal Arts in the System of Russian Higher Education"
- Andrey Zorin (Oxford University, UK) "Liberal Arts Education: Problems of the Russian Context"
- Ilia Kukulin (Higher School of Economics, Moscow) "The Concept of Liberal Arts Education and the Choice of Career as Presented to High-School Students and Parents in Contemporary Russia"
- Jerzy Axer ("Artes Liberales Institute" Foundation; University of Warsaw, Poland) "Liberal Arts Education in Eastern Europe: Chances and Challenges"
- Andrew Wachtel (American University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan) "Liberal Arts in Central Asia: Content, Form, or Both?"
3:00pm Panel "Networking of Liberal Arts Institutions"
- Kevin Hovland (Association of American Colleges and Universities, USA) "A Century of Leadership for Liberal Education in the United States"
- Thomas Rommel (Germany) "Liberal Arts Networks in Europe: For Present Comfort and for Future Good"
- Valery Monakhov (SPbU) "Development of Liberal Arts and Sciences in the Russian Educational Space and the Prospect of Networking"
5:00pm Coffee break
5:30pm Panel "Visions of Liberal Arts in the 21st Century"
- Tatiana Chernigovskaya (SPbU) "Convergence of Science and Its Place in the Modern World"
- Presentation by Sergey Zuev (Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Moscow)
- Svetlana Karas (Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Moscow) "Music Within the System of Liberal Education"
10:00am Panel "The Socially Responsible University"
- Dmitry Dubrovsky (SPbU; Russian Museum of Ethnography) "Human Rights Education, Civil Engagement and Citizens' Responsibility"
- Pavel Tereshkovich (European Humanities University, Lithuania) "Liberal Arts Education and the Belarusian Educational Landscape: The Case of EHU"
- Voldemar Tomusk (International Higher Education Support Program, Hungary) "The University's Social Mission after 'Cooling-out'"
- Jonathan Becker (USA) "The Civically Engaged University in the 21st Century"
- Tatiana Petrova (Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Moscow) "The Social Mission of the University: The Russian Tradition of Liberal Education"
Roundtable discussion. Liberal Education in Russia: Practice, Perspectives, Partnerships
- Yulia Gritskevich, Svetlana Sedunova (Pskov State University) "Adult Education: Problems and Prospects of Development"
- Svetlana Gusova (Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow) "Ethical Liberalism in the Context of Liberal Education: L. Tolstoy and K. Ventzel"
- Yulia Nazarova (Tula State Pedagogical University) "Liberalism as the Social and Cultural Foundation of Liberal Arts Education"
- Elena Meleshko (Tula State Pedagogical University) "Innovative Trends in Liberal Education: Educational Experience of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Tula State Pedagogical University"
- Vera Kolkutina, Nina Snetova (Perm State National Research University) "The Connection of Science and the Humanities and the Actualization of This Connection as a Principle of Liberal Education"
- Marina Kalashnikova (SPbU) "The Third Generation of Federal State Educational Standards for Higher Professional Education in 'Arts and Humanities' (Educational Track 035300): Opportunities and Limits"
11:30am Coffee break
12:00pm Panel "Liberal Arts in the Context of Challenges to Higher Education"
- Mikhail Sokolov (EUSP) "Conspicuous Consumption of Higher Learning and Creeping Liberalization of Curriculum in Russian Universities"
- Patricia Graham (Harvard University, USA) "Why Liberal Arts?"
- Artemy Magun (SPbU; EUSP) "Maneuvering Between Two Dangers: Post-Soviet Inertia and Neo-Liberal Reform in Russian Higher Education"
- Carlin Romano (Ursinus College, USA) "Is the American University Going to Hell? Overview from a Critic-at-Large"
- Alexander Semyonov (SPbU; Higher School of Economics) "Is History a Liberal Arts Discipline?"
- Fried Keesen (University College Utrecht, Netherlands) "University College Utrecht: Bologna Pioneer in the Netherlands"
3:00pm Open Forum "Perspectives for the Collaboration of Russian Universities in the Development of Liberal Education"
4:00pm Workshop "The Smolny Approach to Liberal Arts Education: Structures and Practice"
4:00pm Panel "Liberal Arts Education in the European Academic Environment"
- Antonia Gohr (Jacobs University Bremen, Germany) "Liberal Arts Education in Europe—Concepts and Challenges"
- Anatoliy Mikhailov (European Humanities University, Lithuania) "Challenges of Liberal Arts Education: Between Knowing and Thinking"
- Orlanda Lie (University College Utrecht, Netherlands) "European Liberal Arts: Breadth and Depth at University College Utrecht"
- Jan Apel (Gotland University, Sweden) "Liberal Arts Education at Gotland University"
- Dimitri Mironov (Tallinn University, Estonia) "Liberal Arts as a Means of Internationalization of Education: The Experience of Tallinn University"
5:30pm Coffee break
5:45pm Roundtable discussion "Liberal Arts Partnerships"
- Munther Dajani (Al-Quds University, Palestinian Territories) "What Liberal Arts and Sciences Education Is? Letting Go or Better Yet, Striking a Balance"
- Andrew Wachtel (American University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan) "Serving Two Masters: Local vs International Visions of the University"
- Daria Pushkina (SPbU) "Educational R2P—Responsibility to Partnerships"
- Thomas Rommel (Germany) "Your Partner in this Cause: The Benefits of Liberal Arts Partnerships from a Berlin Perspective"
- Susan Gillespie (USA) "Translating Ideas into Institutional Practice: Cases and Conundrums"
6:45pm Closing of the Conference