Dr. Octavian Gabor to Present at Conference at Cambridge

Dr. Octavian Gabor, associate professor of philosophy at Methodist College, will present at the annual conference of the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies. The conference will be held April 13 - 15 at Fitzwilliam College, one of 31 colleges that comprise Cambridge University. 

Dr. Gabor will present two papers, Individuality and Personhood in Dostoevsky and Opposing Communism: Between Rationality and Pragmatism. While his primary area of research is Greek philosophy, Gabor has a personal interest in the writings of Fyodor Dostoevsky and the history of Russia and Eastern Europe.

Students at Methodist College are quick to sign up for one of Dr. Gabor's courses, Suffering and Forgiveness. A part of the college's general education program, the course takes students through the different experiences of suffering in communities, focusing on slavery in North America, the Holocaust in Europe, and communist prisons in Romania. Dr. Gabor previously led a student trip to Romania and leads frequent visits to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie.

In addition to his research, Dr. Gabor has translated several books from Romanian to English including his most recent project, published by Punctum books, Constantin Noica's Pray for Brother Alexander.