Harvard Magazine Features CIIS Professor Philip SlaterPosted on Mar 1 2013

By Zack Rogow

Harvard University's alumni magazine features CIIS faculty member Philip Slater in its March-April 2013 issue. The article on Slater, titled "The Sage of Tree Frog Lane," discusses his progression from a famous academic highlighted in Time magazine to a free-spirited, independent thinker.

Author of the classic sociology bestseller "The Pursuit of Loneliness," Slater lives in Santa Cruz and teaches in the PhD program in Transformative Studies and in the MA in Transformative Leadership at CIIS. In the article, Slater praises the style of teaching he gets to practice at CIIS, describing it as "very, very multidisciplinary, which is why I like it." He also speaks favorably of the students in the Institute's programs he teaches in: "What I love is that the students are all adults, mostly in their forties and fifties. They are very interesting people-open-minded, excited, motivated-who decided to get a Ph.D. They come from all over the world."

Slater's most recent book, showcased in the March-April 2013 issue of Harvard Magazine, is "The Chrysalis Effect: The Metamorphosis of Global Culture." The book is an examination of the transition taking place worldwide from a society based on control and conflict to a more open and interconnected culture and economy where war could become obsolete.

Photograph on news main page courtesy of Susan Helgeson.

Zack Rogow

Zack Rogow is senior editor at CIIS. His writings include a recent book of poems, "My Mother and the Ceiling Dancers," from Kattywompus Press.



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