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Andrei Zorin and Georgy Satarov: Public History and Change Management


A presentation of new masters programs at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration and the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences.

Managing Change

Russia has historically endured periods of tremendous change. Today, the country finds itself in yet another time of transformation. For this reason, Russia is an ideal place to study change management. Practically every activity in every sphere of Russian life — politics, the economy, business, finance, culture, and education — involves change management. The factors that lead to successful transformation and the management of social change are the subject of a lecture by Georgy Satarov, head of the masters program in change management at the Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.

Georgy Satarov is a Russian political and public figure, analyst, publicist, political scientist, and sociologist. He was an assistant to President Boris Yeltsin from 1994 to 1997.

Public History. Applying Historical Lessons to Contemporary Society

One of the paradoxes of our time is the discrepancy between the public’s tremendous interest in history — evidenced by an abundance of historical TV and radio programs, books, and debates about historical events and historical figures — and an excess of historical works for specialists. The resulting information vacuum is filled by the most ignorant, dangerous historiographical trash imaginable.

Andrei Zorin, head of the public history masters program at the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences, will deliver a lecture about how to fix this, as well as train professionals who can understand their place in history, and make history accessible and interesting to the general public.

Andrei Zorin is a professor at Oxford University and the Russian State University for the Humanities, as well as director of programs at the Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.

Молодая девушка сидит статуе Владимира Ленина в Вильнюсе после того, как памятник был удален от центра литовской столицы, 1 сентября 1991 года.