Edward V. Demenchonok has worked as a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, and is currently a Professor of Foreign Languages and Philosophy at Fort Valley State University, USA. He is listed in 2000 Outstanding Scholars of the 21st Century and is a recipient of the Twenty-first Century Award for Achievement in Philosophy from the International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, UK.He has published numerous books and articles in the fields of the philosophy of culture, social philosophy and ethics. His most recent publications include: “Michel Foucault’s Theory of Practices of the Self and the Quest for a New Philosophical Anthropology” in Peace, Culture, and Violence (Brill, 2018); “The Quest for Change: From Domination to Dialogue” (Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute, 2016); “Intercultural Transformation of Philosophy and Society as an Alternative to Crisis” (Topologik, no. 19, 2016); “Демократия в рецессии?” (Is Democracy in Recession?) Public Policy Journal, no. 2, 2017; “Межкультурный диалог как альтернатива глобальному беспорядку” (Intercultural Dialogue as an Alternative to the Global Disorder) Vestnik of the Russian Philosophical Society, 4, 2015; “Zur Debatte über kulturelle Diversität und Interkulturalität in den USA und Kanada” in Zur Geschichte und Entwicklung der Interkulturellen Philosophie (Aachen, Germany: Wissenshaftsverlag Mainz, 2015); and “Practices of the Self: Hesychasm and Synergic Anthropology” in Traditions of Formation, Spirituality and University: Transformation Perspectives or Intercultural Renewal (Aachen, Germany: Wissenschaftsverlag Mainz, 2015). He edited and contributed to Between Global Violence and Ethics of Peace: Philosophical Perspectives (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009); Philosophy after Hiroshima (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010); Intercultural Dialogue: In Search of Harmony in Diversity (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016), and A World Beyond Global Disorder: The courage to Hope (with Fred Dallmayr, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017).