Animal Ethics 2010-2011

Co-conveners:

Susan Kopp, DVM, Professor, Veterinary Technology Program, LaGuardia Community College (CUNY)

Joel Marks, Professor Emeritus, Philosophy, University of New Haven

September 23: Marc Bekoff, Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado

Animals as Moral Agents

October 28: Bryan Bannon, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the College of the Environment at Wesleyan University

Of Seeing and Speaking: Gestural Communication as a Basis For Caring For Animals

December 2: G. Kenneth Bernhard, principal attorney, Cohen and Wolf, P.C. 

Efforts to Counteract Elephant Poaching in Kenya

February 10 : Scott L. Plous, Professor of Psychology, Wesleyan University

Do Americans See Their Diet and Lifestyle Choices as Ethical?

February 24: Parker Shipton, Professor of Anthropology and Research Fellow in African Studies, Boston University; Co-editor, On the Human (online), National Humanities Center

Animal Sacrifice and Classification

March 24: Alice Crary, Associate Professor of Philosophy, The New School for Social Research

Speciesism and its Discontents

April 21: Linda Brent, President and Director, Chimp Haven, Keithville, LA

Chimpanzee Sanctuaries:  Reflections of  Changing Ethics or Financial Considerations?