Robert McDermott

Robert McDermott is president emeritus of the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) and chair of the CIIS Philosophy and Religion Department. His books include The Essential Aurobindo (1973), The Essential Steiner (1984), The Bhagavad Gita and the West (2009), The New Essential Steiner (2009), American Philosophy and Rudolf Steiner (2012), and Steiner and Kindred Spirits (2015). He was chair of the board of Sunbridge College in NY and Rudolf Steiner College in Fair Oaks, CA, and served on the council of the Anthroposophical Society of America. For 15 years he chaired the board of the Sophia Project for Mothers and Children at Risk of Homelessness (Oakland and San Raphael).