Prof. Marietta Stepanyants since March 2012 is a Main Research Fellow at the Institute of Philosophy where she was the Head of the Center for Oriental Philosophies’ Studies (1980 – March 2012).
She is the Founder and the Chairholder of UNESCO Chair in “Philosophy in the Dialogue of Cultures”. Her writings were published in about 30 countries. They include about 20 monographs and about 30 books of which she is the editor. She directed many international conferences including “East & West Philosophers’ Conferences” in Honolulu (1995, 2000). In 2008 Prof. Stepanyants was elected as the 1st Vice-President of FISP (2008-2013).
Main awards: Plehanov’s Award of the Russian Academy of Sciences “For the outstanding achievements in the field of philosophy” (2006); “The Best Book of the Year” award of the National competition (2009); Silver Medal “For Contribution in the Development of Philosophy” (2010).