Robert Howell, Philosophy ProfessorReceives Honorary Doctorate from the Moscow State University Faculty of Philosophy
Professor Howell, Department of Philosophy, was presented with an honorary doctoral degree from Moscow State University (MSU) Faculty of Philosophy at the 70th-anniversary conference in December, 2011. MSU is Russia’s leading university and the philosophy faculty the oldest—and the leading—philosophy faculty in Russia. The conference was held to honor the reestablishment of the faculty in 1941 after its closure by the Soviets in the 1920s.
Professor Howell has been active philosophically in Russia since 2006. Under the auspices of the SUNY Center on Russia and the US, he lectured in spring 2006 at Kaliningrad State University. In 2007-08 he was awarded a Fulbright, where he served as a visiting professor on the MSU Faculty of Philosophy and the academic co-director of the MSU SUNY office. In 2010-2011, Professor Howell again was a visiting faculty member on the MSU philosophy faculty and served as the academic co-director of the MSU SUNY office.
Professor Howell’s research specialties include, Kant and issues in aesthetics and metaphysics.