The international interdisciplinary conference “The role of mentality in human life and culture” is dedicated to the unique and insufficiently explored phenomenon of mentality. The significance of mentality in human activity and its role in all spheres of individuals’ lives, society, and culture is unquestionable. Mentality as a scholarly subject intersects a massive range of disciplines: intercultural studies, philosophy, psychology, history, geography, myth and folklore studies, anthropology, criminology; studies related to business, management, communication, marketing, and other areas. In one way or another, all of them have to confront the manifestations of mentality, which becomes either an obstacle to the solution of a scientific or practical problem or, on the contrary, becomes an additional lens for exploring and understanding a discipline’s undertakings and their practical implications.
This conference brings together scientists, experts, researchers, and journalists, from different fields of science and practice, who have studied mentality, its role, manifestation, and influence on various aspects of our lives. Each conference participant and speaker has an opportunity to share their research findings, theories, and hypotheses by addressing the questions of the conference and even an opportunity to raise questions that may not yet have been at the center of research programs on the phenomenon of mentality.
The European Academy of Sciences of Ukraine is a non-governmental institution, the main purpose of which is promoting and advancing science and scholarship in Ukraine and other countries around the world; the academy conducts academic research and unifies scientists, academics, and experts with the goal of developing and popularizing science. To implement these goals, the European Academy of Sciences of Ukraine conducts joint scientific research in order to develop scientific technologies (methodologies); regularly organizes and conducts academic conferences, seminars, symposiums, round tables, meetings and readings; cooperates with Ukrainian and foreign institutions, academies, scientists and any kind of scientific institution; organizes cooperation with American, European and other international media; promotes public awareness of research, development and new technologies; invests in science; creates, implements and promotes technologies in the field of public safety; creates and develops new technologies; carries out other kinds of activities aimed at popularizing and spreading science in Ukraine and in other countries uniting scientists, academicians, and experts to develop and popularize science.
Murray Koppelman Professor, and Professor Emeritus, at Brooklyn College of The City University of New York. After graduating from the elite Brooklyn Technical High School in 1960, he went on to study at Indiana University’s Bloomington Campus. There, after a three-year enlistment in the U.S. Army, he earned a BA in Sociology, with minors in History and Philosophy, in 1967. In 1973, he received a Ph.D. in Sociology at New York University in 1973.
Professor, Ph.D. New York University, President of the International Society of Criminology and of the Bellagio Forum for World Security & Social Development. He is on the Harvard University list of National Security Professors. Editor in Chief of the International Annals of Criminology (Cambridge University Press). A member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Penal Law (AIDP), of the International Society for Social Defense and of the International Forum on Crime and Criminal Law in the Global Era.
Douglas Kellner Author, critical theorist. Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Education, Gender Studies, and Germanic Languages at UCLA. Academician of European…
Dr. Oleg Maltsev Author, founder and head of the “Memory Institute,” named after G. Popov. Presidium member and academician of the European…