Mykhailo Minakov (Shklar Fellow, Fall 2010) received his Doctor of Sciences in philosophy in 2007 from the Institute of Philosophy, Kyiv, and is Assistant Professor at the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. In addition to his academic work, Minakov has assisted with program development for the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, the Eurasia Foundation Kyiv Regional Office, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, and the International Renaissance Foundation. He is currently the Senior Program Manager at UNDP Ukraine. This fall Minakov will research the topic “The Fate of Modern Reason in Ukraine: The Development of Political Culture and the Transformation of the Public Sphere in Ukraine” through description and analysis of how philosophy, political regimes, approaches to governance and public administration, and the development of cultural identities since the nineteenth century are related within the framework of modernization. His most recent articles include “Disappointment with Reason,” Krytyka (2010), and “Tenebrae seu lux ex oriente? Reevaluation of the Soviet Philosophy in Contemporary Anglo-American Historiography,” Filosofska Dumka 3 (2009).