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Professional activities

Ruben G. Apressyan

 

Professional activities 

 

  • Co-chair, Ethics section, The 24th World Congress of Philosophy. 13–20.08.2018;
  • Member, Science Advisory Council, Stockholm Environment Institute (Stockholm Sweden), 2017 – present;
  • Member, Expert Committee for Publication Program, Russian Foundation for Basic Research, 2017 – present;
  • Vice-Chair UNESCO Ad Hoc Expert Group (AHEG) For The Declaration on The Ethical Principles in Relation to Climate Change, 2016–2017;
  • Member of the General Committee, Higher Attestation Commission of Russian Federation, 2016–2017;
  • Member, Advisory Board, Uppsala University Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies, 2011–2017;
  • Member, UNESCO Working Group for the Ethics of Climate Change, 2008–2011;
  • Director, International project, “Environmental Ethics in Teaching Social Sciences and Humanities” (ReSET-HESP, Open Society Institute – Soros Foundation): 2007–2010;
  • Member, Expert Counsel for Philosophical Sciences and Sociology, The Higher Qualification Commission of the Russian Federation, 2006–2013;
  • Member, Russian Committee for Bioethics, 2006–2013;
  • Member, UNESCO Advisory Expert Commission for the Teaching of Ethics: 2005–2009;
  • Member, UNESCO World Commission for the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology, 2004–2011;
  • Director, International project, “The Advancement of Teaching Ethics in Higher Education” (ReSET-HESP, Open Society Institute – Soros Foundation): 2004–2007;
  • Member, Board of Experts, Sub-Program of Tolerance, Open Society Institute (Soros Foundation – Russia), 1999–2002;
  • Member, Editorial Board, New Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 1998–2001;
  • Expert; Chairman (1999), Secondary Education Program Board, Open Society Institute (Soros Foundation – Russia), 1996–1999;
  • Co-editor, Encyclopedia of Ethics, 1995–2001 (together with A.A. Guseinov);
  • Expert, Russian Foundation for Humanities, since 1995–2016;
  • Director, “Responsible Citizenship – Rational Choices”, Russian-American education and publication project, 1995–1997;
  • Director, “The Ideas and Principles of Nonviolence for Teachers”, Russian-Lithuanian-American Training Project, March-November 1994;
  • Expert, Russian Foundation for Basic Researches, 1993–1995;
  • Coordinator, “Foundations of Civil Society: Western Democratic Traditions and Russian Experience”, Russian-American Research Project, 1993–1995;
  • Executive coordinator, Organizing Board, “Ethics of Civil Society”, International Summer School in Moral and Political Philosophy, Plios, Ivanovo region, 1992–1994;
  • International Member, Advisory Council for the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Study of Nonviolence, Christian Brothers University, USA , 1992–1997;
  • Member, Intersocietal Relations Committee, The Ethikon Institute, USA, 1992–1997;
  • Executive secretary, Organizing Board, “Nonviolent Conflict Resolution”, Soviet-American Workshop for police officers, Moscow, 1991;
  • Member, Board of Directors, “Survival of the Planet”, Conference and Course, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia, 1989, 1991;
  • Member, Organizing Committee, “Ethics of Nonviolence”, International Conference, Moscow, 1989;
  • Deputy Chair, Director (since 1992), The Research and Education Centre for the Ethics of Nonviolence, Moscow, 1989–1999;
  • Academic Secretary, Annual Summer School for Postgraduate Studies, Philosophical Society, Moscow, 1983-1985,1987,1988;
  • Member, Commission for Ethics and Moral Education, Moscow Society for Popular Education, “Znanie”, 1982–1992;
  • Executive Secretary, Commission for Ethics, USSR Ministry for Higher Education, 1981–1987.