Lecture "Intimate Partner Violence in the Russian Federation" by Dr. Nikolai Shchitov
Mon, November 23, 2009 • 12:00 PM • Sinclair Suite, Texas Union 3.128
The Fulbright Scholar Program, The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, The Department of Psychology, The Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, The Department of Sociology, and The Center for Women and Gender studies present:
Prof. Dr. Nikolai G. Shchitov, Full Professor, Department of Psychology and Social Sciences, Far Eastern National University, Vladivostok, Russia, Fulbright Fellow at Psychology Department, St. John's University, NYC.
Dr. Alexandra Lysova is a docent at the Institute of Psychology and Social Sciences at the Far Eastern National University in Vladivostok, Russia. In 2006-2007 she was a visiting scholar through the German Chancellor Scholarship (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation) at the Max Plank Institute for the International and Foreign Law in Freiburg, Germany and she has also studied psychotherapy at the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City in 2004. She has presented her work at national and international conferences, and published in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Lysova is currently a Visiting Scholar through the Carnegie Research Fellowship Program and studied with Dr. Murray Straus at the Family Research Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire.
Intimate Partner Violence in the Russian Federation
In their first talk, they plan to speak about the general crime rate in Russia, as compared with the US and other countries, but will especially focus on family and intimate partner violence (IPV). They will present information about the prevalence of and risk factors for IPV in Russia. Specifically, Dr. Shchitov and Dr. Lysova will discuss psychological, sexual, and physical violence against women, men, elders, and children. They will also address the question of gender
symmetry in the perpetration of IPV based on the results of the International Dating Violence Study and official crime statistics.