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Address of the Russian intellectuals to the Congress of the United States of America

We urge the Congress of the United States to cancel the Captive Nations Week and thereby to do away with a Cold War relict, which undermines the trust in the U.S. foreign policy and is a serious obstacle for the spread of democracy in our complicated and multifaceted world. | July 14, 2008 |

 

SOCIAL DESIGN – 2007: SDC-Display (Humanitarian and Intellectual Results of the Year 2007 in Russia and in the World)

SDC-Rating (the Social Design Corporation Rating Center) presents SDC-Display Social Design 2007 - the results of the International Expert Appraisement in the format of nominations. The Annual Appraisement is prepared by the Expert Council consisting of representatives of intellectual and academic circles and is aimed at in-depth analysis of the processes that are under way in the modern world, as well as at the revelation of the main trends of the global socio-political development. MS-WORD (398 Kb). You may familiarize with the full version of the report in Russian on our site.

 

SOCIAL DESIGN – 2006: The International Expert Appraisement (Humanitarian and Intellectual Results of the Year 2006 in Russia and in the World)

SDC-Rating (the Social Design Corporation Rating Center) presents the results of the International Expert Appraisement Social Design 2006 in the format of nominations. The Annual Appraisement is prepared by the Expert Council consisting of representatives of intellectual and academic circles and is aimed at in-depth analysis of the processes that are under way in the modern world, as well as at the revelation of the main trends of the global socio-political development. You can download english version of the report in two formats: PDF file (87 Kb), MS-WORD (182 Kb). You may familiarize with the full version of the report in Russian on our site.

 

SOCIAL DESIGN – 2005: The International Expert Appraisement (Humanitarian and Intellectual Results of the Year 2005 in Russia and in the World)

SDC-Rating (the Rating Center of the Social Design Corporation) presents the results of the International Expert Appraisement «Social Design – 2005» in the format of nominations. The Annual Appraisement is prepared by the Expert Council consisting of representatives of intellectual and academic circles and is aimed at in-depth analysis of the processes that are going on in the modern world, as well as at the revelation of the main trends of the global socio-political development.
You can download english version of the report in two formats: PDF file (80 Kb) and MS-WORD file (182 Kb). You may familiarize with the full version of the report in Russian on our site.

 

About the Social Design Corporation

Goals and mission

 To develop a socio-cultural environment that will serve as a platform for generating progressive ideas
 To organize a professional, open and independent intellectual community
 To ensure a succession of generations of expert and intellectual elites
 To create a new dimension of socio-political climate and culture
 To enable the formation of a well-developed social infrastructure and the emergence of civil action practices

Code of Openness. See of all text...

 There is no way to make politics without discussing it if one don’t intend to isolate the political agents and one recognize the necessity of any answer the epoch challenges
 Importance of the theoretical alliance of philosophy and political science
 Supplying the society with methodological and informational resources

Background and historical steps

 In the 1990’s: several informal philosophical communities emerged in Moscow, including some with online activities
 2002: a philosophy workshop started working at the Philosophy Department of Moscow State University
 January 2004: Alexey Blinov and Andrey Ushakov decided to organize an independent analytical think tank
 2004: a club-format group of thinkers sharing similar opinions worked together
 November 2004: beginning of the Censura network project
 February 2005: foundation of the Social Design Corporation non-profit partnership

Corporate members

 Alexey Blinov – Chairman of the Board, Ph.D. of Law, MA in Political Science (University of Manchester, UK)
 Andrey Ushakov – Scientific Director, Ph.D. of Philosophy
 Dmitry Kralechkin – Member of the Board, Director of the Censura project and of the Program of Publications, Ph.D. of Philosophy
 Alexey Nikonov – Member of the Board, philosopher (Ohio State University, USA), MBA
 Alexey Nikulin – Executive Director
 Alexey Pilko – Head of the SDC-Rating, Ph.D. of Political Science
 Evgeny Savin – Member of the Board
 Alexey Skvortsov – Head of the Censura project section, Ph.D. of Philosophy
 Stanislav Stremidlovsky – Member of the Board
 Dmitry Suslov - Head of the Think tank

Contact information

 Legal addresses: Prospect Mira 36, building 1, Moscow, 129090, Russia
 Address for the correspondence: Prospect Mira 36, building 1, Moscow, 129090, Russia
 E-mail: office@socialdesign.ru

 

 

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