A limited number of lunches will be available during the lecture. Please arrive early to partake during this lunch lecture.
Taras Dobko (Spring 2013) is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Senior Vice-Rector at the Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv, Ukraine). His research interests include classical phenomenology; secularization in post-modern culture; phenomenology of religion; homo post-sovieticus in the Ukrainian context, and university autonomy and academic culture. Dr. Dobko was one of the leading advocates for the recognition of theology as an academic field and its introduction into university curricula in post-Soviet Ukraine. In 2005-2009, he was a member of the working group of the Consortium of Ukrainian Universities promoting university autonomy for the development of civil society in Ukraine. In 2009-2010, Dr. Dobko was a member of the National Team of Higher Education Reform Experts that worked to enhance progress toward the Bologna objectives in the country. He has a number of publications on the issues of university autonomy, academic culture and their role for modernization of higher education in Ukraine.