Alexander Asmolov — Director, School of Anthropology of the Future, RANEPA
Russian psychologist, politician, publicist; Head of the Department of Personality Psychology at the Psychology Department of Lomonosov Moscow State University, Director of the Federal Institute for Educational Development of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science, Doctor of Psychological Sciences, Professor, Academician of the Russian Academy of Education.
Asmolov is a follower of L.S. Vygotsky's school of cultural-historical psychology, a direct student of A.N. Leontiev and A.R. Luria. He developed the ideology of the system-activity approach and historical-evolutionary analysis of personality development and their implementation in the strategy and cultural practices of variable personal education.
He is the author of more than 400 works in Russia and abroad on the methodology of evolution of complex dynamic systems, neurocognitive science, cultural-historical psychology, psychohistory, political psychology, ethology, personality psychology, psychology of negotiations and conflicts, practical psychology of education and also on problems of intercultural dialogue, tolerance and prevention of aggressive behavior.
A.G. Asmolov is engaged in popularizing the ideas of human studies, culture of dignity, digital socialization of the rising generation, personal motivation, self-realization and development of each person's talents in various author series of programs on radio, television, in the media and on the Internet.
Under Asmolov's leadership a system of practical psychology of education in Russia, a new generation of standards for preschool and general education, a strategy of socio-cultural modernization of education in an era of uncertainty, complexity and diversity were developed.