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What do Russians Want? An Informal Talk with Olga Kamenchuk

December 9, 2014
10:00AM - 11:30AM

Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) First Floor Conference Room
202 S. 36th Street

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Categories: Seminar

Sanctions, armed conflicts and information wars – the year 2014 has turned the world around. Are we at the doorstep of the new Cold War? Dr Kamenchuk from Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) will open up newest data on people’s views in the former Soviet countries regarding the latest political developments. She will present results of opinion polls, social media analysis and a unique technology of audio imprints studies conducted throughout 2014. She will also address popular expectations for US-Russia relations in 2015.

RSVPs are appreciated. Please email aesenler@asc.upenn.edu


Olga Kamenchuk¬†is the Director on International and Public Affairs, VCIOM (Russian Public Opinion¬†Research¬†Center) and a former visiting scholar at APPC. She is also Head of the Dept. of Sociology of Mass Communication, MGIMO (Moscow State University of International Relations) Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia. Olga’s major research areas include: transformation processes in Eastern Europe; methodology of cross-country research; and new media, international negotiation strategies. Dr Kamenchuk has conducted public opinion research projects for and/or in cooperation with: UNDP, Reuters, Asahi, Cambridge University, Ministry of Education (Russia), Ministry of Health (Russia). She is an author of numerous scientific publications in the fields of psychology, history, international relations (in Austria, Italy, The Netherlands, Russia, USA), and frequently presents papers at national and international conferences, forums and seminars; Olga regularly provides commentaries for Russian and international media.