14 january 16:30–17:15
Scientific Discussion


 White Studio
Languages: Russian, English
Vladimir Spiridonov, Dean of the Faculty of Psychology, Institute of Social Sciences, RANEPA
Andrey Baykov, Vice Rector for Research and International Cooperation, MGIMO University
Marina Butovskaya, Head of the Center for Cross-Cultural Psychology and Human Ethology, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology Russian Academy of Science
Sergey Zuev, Rector, Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences
Lilia Ovcharova, Vice Rector of the National Research University Higher School of Economics
The Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Human Potential is a world-class research center that implements projects in priority areas of science and technology development. Established to carry out breakthrough research of fundamental and exploratory nature, the center focuses on humanitarian and social study of the interaction between man and nature, man and technology, and social institutions as society’s effective response to major challenges.
During the roundtable, it is planned to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on different aspects of human existence: people’s behavior, habits, values, beliefs, etc. The participants will try to figure out how our contemporaries will change both in the short and in the longer term. Will people really never be the same again?

Issues for discussion:
• How will people - our contemporaries - change as a result of the pandemic? Their behavior, habits, relationships?
• Will their economic strategies change? Forms of employment? Labour preferences? Are they ready for new challenges?
• Will inequality between people increase?