Philosophical scooter: How does academic solidarity work in an age of catastrophe?

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T-invari­ant is launch­ing a series of videos called «Philosophical Scooter». Conversations with schol­ars who left Russia at dif­fer­ent times. The first issue is devot­ed to emi­gra­tion to Israel.

In 1922 — 1923, the Soviet author­i­ties expelled promi­nent fig­ures of sci­ence and cul­ture from the coun­try. Scientists sailed from Petrograd, Odessa, and Sevastopol, leav­ing by train from Moscow. One hun­dred years lat­er, thou­sands of sci­en­tists are still leav­ing Russia, who have not only «styl­is­tic dis­agree­ments» with the authorities.

The first issue of «Brain Drain: How Scientists Go to Israel»The first issue is devot­ed to the coun­try with the most Russian sci­en­tists who left Russia after February 24, 2022. What are the pecu­liar­i­ties of this wave of emi­gra­tion? What ques­tions in schol­ar­ly ethics did the war raise? How does aca­d­e­m­ic sol­i­dar­i­ty work in an age of cat­a­stro­phe? What awaits those who were forced to sud­den­ly aban­don their lab­o­ra­to­ries and fac­ul­ties in their home­land? We dis­cuss with Yakov Krasik, Professor, Department of Physics, The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.