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Ruben Apressyan
Chair of the Department of Ethics, Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow

Author of The Idea of Morality, Comprehending the Good, Ethical Sentimentalism, and other books

Robert Belknap
Columbia University . Professor Emeritus of Slavic Languages; Director in University Seminars

Author of The Structure of the Brothers Karamazov and Genesis of The Brother Karamazov: The Aesthetics, Ideology, and Psychology of Making a Text; co-author of Tradition and Innovation; editor of Russianness: an Examination of Russian and the West: in Memory of Rufus W. Mathewson

Jacques Catteau
Director of Revue des etudes slaves, Professor of Russian Language and Literature, University of Paris - Sorbonne

Author of Dostoyevsky and the Process of Literary Creation, Dostoievski, and other books
Caryl Emerson
Professor of Slavic Languages and Comparative Literature, Princeton University

Author of The First Hundred Years of Mikhail Bakhtin, The Life of Musorgsky, Dickens, and Gogol (with Donald Fanger), Mikhail Bakhtin: Creation of a Prosaics (with Gary Saul Morson), and other books
Joseph Frank
Professor of Comparative Literature, Emeritus, Princeton University
Professor of Comparative Literature and Slavic Languages and Literature, Emeritus, Stanford University

Author of Dostoevsky: The Seeds of Revolt, 1821-1849, Dostoevsky: The Years of Ordeal, 1850-1859, Dostoevsky: The Stir of Liberation, 1860-1865, Dostoevsky: The Miraculous Years, 1865-1871, Dostoevsky: The Mantle of the Prophet, 1871-1881, and other books
Sergey Sergyevich Horujy
Director of the Institute of Synergetic Anthropology, Moscow

Author of Anthropological Turn in Christian Theology, Crisis of Classical European Ethics in the Prism of Anthropology, Discourses of the Inner and the Outer in Practices of the Self, Philosophy versus Theology, Russian Spiritual Tradition, and other books

Robert L. Jackson
Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature, Emeritus, Yale University

Author of The Art of Dostoevsky: Deliriums and Nocturnes, Dialogues with Dostoevsky: The Overwhelming Questions, Dostoevsky’s Quest for Form: A Study in his Philosophy of Art, and other books

Deborah A. Martinsen
Associate Dean of the Center for the Core Curriculum, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature, Columbia University

Author of Surprised by Shame: Dostoevsky’s Liars and Narrative Exposure, Literary Journals in Imperial Russia, and other books

Olga Meerson
Professor of Russian Literature at Georgetown University

Author of Dostoevsky's Taboos and Svobodnaja Veshch: Poetika Neostraneniia U Andreia Platonova

Robin Feuer Miller
Professor of Humanities and Professor in Russian and Comparative Literature, Brandeis University

Author of The Brothers Karamazov: World of the Novel, Dostoevsky’s Unfinished Journey, Dostoevsky and The Idiot: Author, Narrator, and Reader, and other books