Interdisciplinary joint seminar ‘Gender and Governance’

March 28-29, 2019

University of Helsinki, Aleksanteri Institute

Higher School of Economics, Moscow

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Venue: Porthania, room 545, 5th floor

9:30 – 10:00 Registration and welcome coffee


30 – Opening

Dean Pia Letto-Vanamo, University of Helsinki

Professor Marianna Muravyeva, University of Helsinki

Professor Olga Isupova, HSE

Dr. Valeriya Utkina, HSE

10.30-12.00 – Discussion 1. Gendering Governance: Gender Policies and Gender Mainstreaming in the situation of Gender Backlash

Marianna Muravyeva, Gender (In)Sensitive Governance in Contemporary Russia

Marielle Wijermars, The securitisation of gender in Russian cybersecurity policy

Alexander Kondakov, Russia's Sexual Sovereignty

12.00-14.00 – Lunch

14:00-15.30 Discussion 2. Gender and Public Administration

Olga Isupova, Ekaterina Chemankova, Women's choice of police work: how does it happen?

Natalia Kotrikova, ‘Maximizing Bureaucrat’: rent-seeking behavior of female bureaucrats of Israel

Anastasia Zelenkova, Factors of career development of male and female public servants

Elena Khen, The role of civil servants in shaping the “conservative turn” of gender order.

Valeriya Utkina, Alina Efimova, Mikhail Raschupkin, Discrimination of women in public authorities of Russia and Ghana.

15:30-16:00 – Coffee break

16.00-17.30 Discussion 3. Work-Life Balance and Gender Policy

Larisa Shpakovskaya, What do women think about their social rights after socialism?

Anna Avdeeva, Attachment parenting in Russia: the socio-political resources and barriers of (intensive) mothering

Susanna Gasparyan, Restrictions for young women applying for a state civil service in the Russian Federation

Anastasia Minnikova, Work-life balance of female Bureaucrats in Russia and Azerbaijan

17:30-18:30 Final discussion for the day: Towards Gender-Sensitive Governance

18.30 – Continuing discussion over a glass of sparkling wine

Friday, March 29, 2019

10:00-12:00 – Roundtable: Towards Gender-equity policies: what can/shall be done?

Marianna Muravyeva, Alexander Kondakov, Maira Zeinilova, Valeriya Utkina, Olga Isupova, Larisa Shpakovskaya