Gale Prawda
26, rue de l’Avenir
92170 Vanves, France
tel. 01.40.95.05.67
fax: 01.46.45.85.49
email: galeprawda@wanadoo.fr
website : www.philodialogue.com

Dual Nationality: American/French

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:


 

2000 – present

Bull, S.A. Formation, St. Ouen : "Effective Business Communication : Cross-cultural Approach"

(3 day seminar) Management Perspectives, Business Perspectives, Effective Business Writing, Project Management Essentials
Project management training for PMI
(Project Management Institute) program of certification
ESC, Rouen
: UPEM, MEM, GPEM, international programs :  management & ethics, cross-cultural management; 1st and 2nd year programs : Contemporary Moral Philosophy, Theory of Organizations,

Masters thesis tutor

IFI, Rouen : 3rd and 4th year programs : Strategy, Business Communication Skills, International Management
ESC, Reims
 : CESEM international program, business ethics

1995 – present

Media Supplies and Services International, Ltd.
CEO : Training and pedagogical program development, consultant in human resources specializing in business ethics, cross-cultural communication, project management,  IT sector (clients : ACEP, ASFA, Société Générale, Verifone, Air Liquide, GDF, EDF, Bull) technical and commercial translations, interpreter (French to English)
 

1997 – present

3eme colloque national sur les nouvelles pratiques philosophiques, Nanterre juin 2003

(CRDP Versailles et Rennes) Philosopher : pratique Èlitiste ou objet de formation

facilitated a workshop on Socratic Dialogue in the classroom

JournÈe de la Philosophie à l’UNESCO, Paris November 2002

Facilitated a philosophy café discussion

Institut Français, London / Café de Flore, Café Bastille, Canard’Avril, Paris
philosophical events organizer and facilitator of philosophy cafés, philosophical dinners (themes: Truth, Identity, Normality, Morality, Trust, Success, Work, Private Life/Public Life, Business Ethics: Myth or Reality, Science & Ethics)  debates/discussions on various topics either spontaneously chosen or prepared with groups (20 – 150 participants)
Fondation ’93
philosophy project for inner-city schools : facilitate critical thinking around specific themes (Violence, Love, Learning, Identity, etc.)

Management & Philosophy Conference,  Oxford June 2002

Paper Presentation : The Cultural Dimensions of Business Ethics

4th Int’l Conference Ethics & Socratic Dialogue in Civic Society, Birmingham, U.K. July 2002

Philosophy for the public : a critique of dialogue in philosophy using a workshop method
3rd Int’l Conference
Socratic Dialogue and Ethics, Locuum, Germany  July 2000 Socratic Dialogue Facilitator, workshop: Socratic Dialogue and Business Ethics examining methodology in ethical decision making

Diverse Interviews / articles on Café philo : Financial Times, Bloomberg, BBC, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Daily News, etc.
 

1998

W.I.C.E. , Paris (adult education programs)
Philosophy & Life cycle – course in applied philosophy
 

1992 – 98

Institut Superieur de Gestion, Paris
Professor & Lecturer on : business ethics, international management, cross-cultural business communication, international marketing & finance, Leadership
 

1993 – 97

Lincoln International Business School, ICD, Paris
Professor & Lecturer on : international management, basic business principles, case studies, global strategies,  marketing, business ethics  for 3rd and 4th year levels
 

1986 – 91

Liaison International, Malakoff
Founder & CEO  :  import/export company of Anglo-american books, stationery, and educational material

·       Expanded and developed the French market

·       Opened up the market to specializations in : management, computer, graphic and fine arts

·       Created an efficient inexpensive transportation system (consolidation price per kilo)

·       Marketed specific products adapted to the consumer’s needs (clients : bookstores, FNAC chain stores, Museum shops: Louvre, Orsay, International schools, etc.)

·       Developed sales from 150.000FF to 5.000,000FF

1980 ñ 86

·       Independent Sales Representative – Major Anglo-American publishers (McGraw Hill, Random House, Hearst, Prentice Hall)

1973 ñ 85

American University in Paris
Bookstore manager : computerized all operations, developed sales from 350,000 FF to 3.500,000
 

PUBLICATIONS:

“Le Dialogue Socratique”,  dans Philo à tous les étages, 3è colloque sur les nouvelles pratiques philosophiques,  Nanterre juin 2003,  CRDP Bretagne Jan. 2004

The Cultural Dimension of Business Ethics,  Conference Papers, Oxford, U.K. (in progress)

Philosophy for the Public : Critique of Dialogue in Philosophy,  Conference Papers, Birmingham, U.K. (2003)

Contributor de Montfort journal, South Africa (since 2002)

Individu-Massifié Philos magazine (philosophy journal ) December 2000
Business Ethics & Socratic Dialogue
, Conference papers Locuum, Germany July, 2002
Philo News
, editor, bimonthly newsletter on philosophical events and debates, since Jan. 1998
Philosophy Now : "Would it Have Been Better Not to Have Been Born?"
, first Institut Français philo debate, London, Spring 1998
Enchelus : "Philo CafÈs – Marseille Convention",
U.S., Sept. 1997 

EDUCATION / TRAINING:

 

1999

SCP – Society for Consultant Philosophers, Certification philosophical consulting

1980 – 82

American University, Paris
courses in computer programming and business

1974 – 80

University Paris X, Nanterre Ph.D. in philosophy (doctorate 3Ëme cycle with honors),
doctoral thesis "Mass-Individual"(Individu-masifié), Thesis Director : Paul Ricoeur

1972 – 74

Master’s Degree (Maitrise es Lettres), (Licence es Lettres) Paris I Sorbonne

1971 – 72

Ecole de Beaux Arts, Nice

1967 – 71

Bachelor of Arts, Hunter College, New York
 

LANGUAGES & SKILLS:

English : Mother tongue
French
: Bilingual
PC and laptop computer : Word, Excel, Wordperfect, fax modem, E-mail, internet
 

ACTIVITIES :

Adjunct Member , American Philosophical Practitioners Association, USA
Member Society for Consultant Philosophers, SCP
U.K.
Member Ecole Française de Daseinanalyse
Founder
of CafÈ-Philo in English in Paris, April 1997 (at CafÈ de Flore), and London (at the French Institute), November 1997
President
of Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Paris September 1997

 

galeprawda@wanadoo.fr