Saturday, December 16, 2017

UrFU kicks off second year of Yeltsin Readings on Russian constitutionalism

The second Yeltsin Readings have begun at Ural Federal University, allowing students, academics and community members the opportunity to discuss issues related to Russian constitutionalism.

The event will run until April 25 and is comprised of two separate conferences, including constitutionalism in the contemporary Russian and world history and youth and constitutionalism.

Participants will participate in discussions regarding the historical, social and political considerations surrounding the formation and development of Russian constitutionalism, as well as its implications in the world's socio-political climate. Event organizers aim to focus on the role of Boris Yeltsin, Russia's first president, as Russian constitutionalism gained momentum throughout the 1990s.

Now in its second year, the Yeltsin Readings encourage cooperation among the academic community, public organizations, lawyers and political scientists to better understand global paradigm shifts resulting from the adoption of the Russian constitution.

Those participating in the youth forum will participate in lectures given by Gennady Burbulis, Viktor Sheynis, Yoshiko Herrera and members of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.