Heterodox Academy Launches HxA Speakers Bureau, Connecting Audiences with Intellectual Thought Leaders
NOVEMBER 9, 2023, NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Heterodox Academy (HxA), a non-partisan, non-profit membership organization committed to improving institutions of higher education by advocating principles of open inquiry, viewpoint diversity, and constructive disagreement is thrilled to announce the launch of its HxA Speakers Bureau. This exciting initiative is set to bridge the gap between event organizers and intellectually curious audiences by facilitating access to professional, engaging, and thought-provoking speakers from HxA's esteemed membership.
The HxA Speakers Bureau showcases a diverse lineup of academic professionals who embody the principles of open inquiry, viewpoint diversity, and constructive disagreement with a commitment to improving academic research and teaching across higher education. These speakers lead by example, support their arguments with robust evidence, engage with differing perspectives constructively, and uphold the highest standards of academic integrity in their work.
Martha McCaughey, Director of Campus Engagement at Heterodox Academy, described the Bureau's mission by stating, "The HxA Speakers Bureau highlights academic professionals who can take audiences on a joyous intellectual journey. From scientists to philosophers, constitutional scholars to criminologists, the Speakers Bureau features speakers and workshop leaders who practice the HxA Way.”
The HxA Speakers Bureau boasts an impressive roster of distinguished academics across various fields, encompassing arts and humanities, business, education, health and medicine, law, libraries and museums, STEM, and social sciences. Its user-friendly interface allows event organizers to search for speakers by topic, name, event type, and geographic region. It also provides specialized expertise for events like Constitution Day and offers authors available for book talks. Importantly, the HxA Speakers Bureau is accessible to anyone seeking a speaker for their next event, and HxA membership is not a requirement to utilize the platform.
This innovative new offering aligns with Heterodox Academy's ongoing mission to empower academic insiders on university campuses across North America and beyond to champion open inquiry and viewpoint diversity across higher education.
Scholars in the HxA Speakers Bureau include:
Sociologist Bradley Campbell
Librarian Sarah Hartman-Caverly
Professor of Law & Religion John Inazu
Historian Amna Khalid
Biologist Luana Maroja
Rhetorician Erec Smith
About Heterodox Academy
Heterodox Academy (HxA) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit membership organization of thousands of faculty, staff, and students committed to advancing the principles of open inquiry, viewpoint diversity, and constructive disagreement to improve higher education and academic research. The HxA membership is made up of more than 6,200 faculty, staff, and students who come from more than 1,800 institutions, from large research universities to community colleges, across the globe.
Nicole Barbaro, Director of Communications
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