PetrSU Student Addressed the UNESCO Headquarters
The Master Degree student of the Institute of History, Political and Social Sciences of PetrSU Aleksey Mikhailov is among the winners of the annual international contest on the Holocaust. He presented his research at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.
In his work, Aleksey studied the 2000 Stockholm Conference and interpretation of the Holocaust in Sweden in the political and academic community of the time.
The student has been doing research under the guidance of PetrSU teachers: the Associate Professor of the Department of World History, Political Studies and International Relations Varvara Inozemtseva and the Head of the Research Laboratory on the Problems of the Scandinavian Countries and Finland Ilia Solomeshch. The contest organizers awarded the teachers the Letters of Gratitude for training of the student.
Previously Aleksey presented his research at the 17th International Contest “Memory of the Holocaust – Path to Tolerance” organized by the Russian State University for the Humanities, Scientific and Educational Center “Holocaust” and interregional foundation “Holocaust”. Last autumn the students had an opportunity to take part in the young scientist school on the issues of anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, and genocides.
The young man shared his impressions of the presentation at the UNESCO and told about the friendly atmosphere and great responsibility, as he had to report to the heads of delegation of several countries and directors of French organizations engaged in the Holocaust studies.
“It is an amazing opportunity for a dialogue, exchange, and cooperation with different people who care about the remembrance and education on the tragic events of the past. It is also a great occasion to ask yourself questions and look for answers, contemplate why the Holocaust could happen and how to prevent such tragedy in the future. My sincere wish is to have the education in the humanities, history, and memory develop in the global context; people of science and education should speak their professional language, do research and present it to the general public. I think that by developing the international cooperation, including with the help of the UNESCO, we can avoid disagreement and misunderstanding,” believes Aleskey.