13 May 2014

2014 WVS Global Conference

2014 WVS Global Conference

On April, 27-29 WVS conducted 2014 Global Conference. The event consisted of three interrelated parts: workshop “Politics and society in the MENA region” (April, 27), WVS General Assembly (April, 28), Global Conference “Values and societies between stability & change” (April, 30).

Conference took place at the University of Qatar (Doha, Qatar) ( and was organized with the organizational and financial support of SESRI research institute ( and Silatech (

WVS expresses its gratitude to Dr.Darwish Al-Emadi and Dr.Nader Kabbani who were representing respectful institutions at the conference.

The conference consisted of two opening ceremonies and four sessions and involved over 50 scientists and researchers from the countries of Middle East and Northern Africa, European Union, Eastern Europe, Central and Southern Asia, Australia and Oceania, Northern and Southern Americas.


Workshop “Politics and society in the MENA region” took place on April, 27 and was devoted to consideration and analysis of data obtained in WVS wave 6 in MENA region and teams’ experience of doing the survey.

WVSA General Assembly session was conducted on April, 28 and was devoted to discussion of the vectors of future development of WVS as well as the acceptance of the new constitution of WVS.

Global Conference “Values and societies between stability & change” was conducted on April, 29. Welcoming notes were addressed by Dr Shaikha Al-Misnad, President of Qatar University; Prof.Christian Haerpfer, President of the World Values Survey Association, and Dr.Darwish Al-Emadi, Director of SESRI.


Presentations of the participants of the conference:

• “The history and future of WVS(by Prof. Christian Haerpfer);

• “Growing up democratic: Political Generations in Latin America(by Prof.Alejandro Moreno);

• “The Perception of Security in an International Comparative Perspective(by Prof. Juan Díez-Nicolás);

• “Presenting the New World Values Survey web-site(by Eng. Jaime Diez-Medrano);

• “Determinants of Civic Activities(by Prof. Renata Siemienska);

• “Public Opinion Friend or Foe(by Sir Robert Worchester);

• “Individualism and democracy” (by Dr. Marta Lagos);

• “The Evolution of Democratic Values in South Africa(by Prof. Hennie Kotze);

• “Discussion on happiness and Public Policies(by Prof. Marita Carballo);

• “Post-Soviet Politics and Society between Europe and Eurasia” (by Prof. Christian Haerpfer & Ms Kseniya Kizilova);

• “Human Security and the Long Quest for Peace. Citizens’ preferences in a comparative perspective” (by Prof. Bi Puranen);

• “Tolerance to Homosexuality and its Dynamics in Post-Soviet Countries(by Dr. Irina Vartanova);

• “Career VS Children: the effects of institutional background on females’ subjective well-being across Europe(by Dr. Tatyana Karabchuk);

• “Disentangling Trust and Perceived Trustworthiness. Towards a more distinguished analysis of trust(by Dr. Anna Almakaeva);

• “Ways to use geospatial mapping software with survey data(by Roberto Foa);

• “Differences in attitudes and values between government and opposition supporters(by Dr. Grace Lee);

• “Measuring Democracy: Armenia in context of transition economies” (by DSc Heghine Manasyan);

• “Social and Political situation in Jordan(by Dr. Musa Shteivi);

• “WVS First Time Experience in Kuwait: Challenges and Suggestions(by Dr. Samir Aburumman);

• “Trusting Democrats?: Democratic Preference and Institutional Trust among Filipinos(by Jorge Tigno);

• “Thais’ Value Changes(by Thawilwadee Bureekul).




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