Professor Vladimir Davydov awarded the Latin America and the Caribbean Award in the field of social sciences
The prize is established by the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLASCO) and is awarded to politicians and outstanding researchers from all over the world for their contribution to the critical understanding of the present day, struggle for democracy, human rights, social justice, integration and international solidarity. In different years this award was given to such famous personalities as Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, Jose Pepe Mujica, Evo Morales, Dilma Rousseff, Pablo Gonzalez Casanova, Aldo Ferrer, and others.
The award ceremony will take place in November 2018, in Buenos Aires, at the 8th Latin American and Caribbean Conference on Social Sciences.
Vladimir Davydov is a professor, academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, academician-correspondent of the Portuguese Academy of Culture, academician of the International Academy of Management, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor honoris causa of the University of Athens.
Scope of his scientific interests - social and economic problems of Latin America, Spain and Portugal; general issues of the world economy and world politics. The expert has published over 350 scientific publications, including 34 monographs.
V.Davydov was awarded numerous awards, including the medal For Valorous Labor (1970), the Order of Rio Branco, the degree of commander (2002 - Brazil), the Order of O'Higgins (2003 - Chile), the RF MFA badge of honor (2006), Medal of the RF Security Council "For Personal Contribution to National Security" (2010), Order of the May Revolution "Grand Office" (2013 - Argentina), RF MFA Medal "For Contribution to International Cooperation" (2014).
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