BIOGRAFI Prof. Dr. ANATOLI MIKHAILOV Date of birth: 1939 Academic degrees: PhD in philosophy, professor, member of the Belarusian National Academy of Sciences Primary workplace and position: European Humanities University, Rector Scientific area: philosophy Academic interests: History of German philosophy, philosophical hermeneutics, phenomenology, M. Heidegger’s fundamental ontology, the problem of language in the German philosophical tradition, methodology in the humanities, philosophy of science. Activities as a visiting professor: Lectures and conference papers presented at various German universities as well as universities and research centers in the USA. Academic activities: 1956 – 1961 Belarusian National University; Philosophical and Historical Studies 1961 – 1966 Belarusian National University and University of Jena (Germany), graduate student 1966 – 1974 Belarusian National University, Department of Philosophy, lecturer 1974-1980 UN (New-York, USA), Center for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs, Social Affairs Officer 1987 – 1991 Belarusian National University, lecturer, professor; Head of the Department of Philosophy 1994 – 1996 Head of the Department of Overseas Philosophy at the Belarusian National Academy of Sciences; Head of the Department of Humanities Education at the Republican Institute of Higher Education 1992 – 2004 Rector of the European Humanities University (Minsk, Belarus) 2005 – 2006 President of the Public Institution “E.H.U. International” (Vilnius, Lithuania) 2006 Rector of the European Humanities University (Vilnius, Lithuania) Professor at the Department of Philosophy Languages: Russian - mother tongue; fluent in Belarusian, English and German; uses French and Polish. Other professional activities: PhD in Philosophy, University of Jena (Germany) (1966) member of the German Heidegger Society (1990); member of the Belarusian National Academy of Sciences (1991) member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (Salzburg, Austria) (1993) member of the Belarusian National Academy of Education (1995) member of the Russian Academy for Humanities Research (1996); member of the International Academy of Philosophy (2003); Scholarships: University of Bochum, University of Bonn (Germany); Suffolk, Harvard and Kennan Institutes (USA). Involvement in international projects: Participated in the founding and organization of many international educational and research projects. 2004-2005 member of UNDP expert group 2007 - member of the International Council at the “International Centre for Democratic Transition” (Hungary) Editorial board member: “Топос” (Vilnius), “Crossroads” (Vilnius), “Problemos“ (Vilnius), and other Awards and distinctions: French Academic Palm (2003) Goethe’s Medal (2004) Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture Award (2007) Commander’s Cross for special merit to the Republic of Lithuania (2008) Bakgrunn Anatoli Mikhailov er rektor ved det hviterussiske eksiluniversitetet European Humanities University i Vilnius. Universitetet EHU ble grunnlagt i Minsk i 1992, men ble stengt av myndighetene i 2004. Med bl.a. støtte fra EU og Nordisk Ministerråd ble universitetet igjen åpnet i Vilnius fra 2005, og gitt status som et privat litauisk universitet i 2006. Om lag 2000 studenter er tilknyttet universitetet, mange i form av fjernstudier. En del uteksaminerte har reist tilbake til Hviterussland for å arbeide for det sivile samfunn og uavhengig presse, mens andre forblir i Litauen og andre europeiske land. Rektor Mikhailov, ledsaget av Vice Rector for Academic Affairs og Vice Rector for Development and International Relations, vil ankomme Oslo 26. juni og være i byen til 30. juni. Konferansen han deltar på, går av stabelen i Helga Engs Hus på Blindern 27.-29. juni og har tittelen “Reimagining democratic societies: A new era of personal and social responsibility?“. Konferansen er et samarbeid mellom Universitetet i Oslo, Europarådet og US Steering Committee of the International Consortium for higher Education, Civic Responsibility and Democracy. Arrangør er Europarådet og The European Wergeland Centre (EWC).