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Philosophers Beyond Academia Network Kick-Off Event with CEO of

Friday, March 9, 2018   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Erin Shepherd
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In conjunction with the 2018 Pacific Division meeting, the APA will hold a special event, A Conversation with Patrick Byrne, CEO of, on Saturday, March 31, at 1 p.m. at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego. Preregistration is not required but is strongly recommended, as there will be a $5 fee for those who register at the door. (Those who registered for the Pacific Division meeting may attend the session at no additional charge.)

The event celebrates the launch of the APA’s Philosophers Beyond Academia Network, which was created to help philosophers working outside academia stay connected to scholarly societies and vice versa. The Philosophers Beyond Academia Network is open to anyone with a degree in philosophy (bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate) whose primary profession is not as an academic, as well as those studying or working in philosophy who are interested in exploring non-academic opportunities. We welcome those with philosophy backgrounds who are working in alternative-academic careers, such as university administration or academic publishing, as well as those whose careers are in business, journalism, the arts, nonprofits, government, and other sectors.

Byrne, who earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from Stanford University, will speak about the value of philosophy and humanities in the business world, in conversation with Andrew Cullison, director of the Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University.

Preregister for the Philosophers Beyond Academia Network Kick-Off Event.

If you are unable to attend the San Diego event in person but would like to be contacted about future events and resources for philosophers working outside the academy, please join the APA’s Philosophers Beyond Academia Network.

We hope to see you in San Diego!


Lynne Tirrell says...
Posted Saturday, March 17, 2018
Excellent initiative! Thanks, Pacific APA!

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