On the 2nd of February the member of the editorial board, assistant professor of the Department of public relations and media policy of the Faculty of Journalism of the Institute of Public Administration and Management at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration Vera Zakharova held a visiting lesson for the 1st year part-time and full-time undergraduate students in the course of Law in the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
During the lesson, the students visited all the factions of the State Duma, communicated with the parliament members and public officers, explored the issues of division of powers, familiarized with the structure of the Federal Assembly, the legislative process technology, the procedure of legislative initiatives and inspections (both governmental and non-governmental), fundamentals of administrative ethics, business etiquette and organizational culture.
"Practical lessons for the students held in the State Duma, the heart of the legislative activity of the Russian Federation, provide invaluable knowledge about the foundations and processes of statehood; such knowledge will be improved in practice and thus will shape a new generation of future management professionals and patriots of their country," - said Vera Zakharova.
Active discussions took place in the framework of the meeting, focusing around the problems of political and socio-economic situation in Russia. Students were interested in the issues of legislative initiatives addressing the anti-crisis measures in the country, the issues of Crimea, youth policy, education, culture and sports. The issues related to new forms of cooperation between the state authorities and civil society were also highlighted. Public officers of the State Duma told the students about the work of the Youth Parliament, expert and public councils.
Many members of the Institute of Public Administration and Management student community got interested in the prospect of employment in the State Duma. Representatives of the factions offered the students to have their internship in the offices, press service, centers, and invited the students to their youth groups.