Animal Ethics 2012-2013


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

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

SEPTEMBER 27  Clare Palmer, Professor of Philosophy, Texas A&M University

Seminar topic: Wild Animals, Ethics and Climate Change
Talk topic: Ethics, Conservation, and Animal Welfare:  Wildlife and Outdoor Cats

OCTOBER 18 Anne Vallely, Associate Professor, Department of Classics and Religious Studies, University of Ottawa

Seminar topic: Being Sentiently with Others: Humans and Nonhumans in Jainism
Talk topic: The Ambivalent Animal: Compassion, Passion, & the Good Death in Jainism

NOVEMBER 29 Alexandra Horowitz, Principal Investigator, Dog Cognition Lab, and Term Assistant Professor, Barnard College, Columbia University

Seminar topic: Attributions to Animals
Talk topic: (Mis)understanding Dogs

JANUARY 24 Ralph R. Acampora, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Hofstra University

Seminar topic: Extinction by Exhibition: Zoos as Pornography
Talk topic: Creating Conviviality with Other Creatures: Artful and Ethical Designs for Animal Encounter

FEBRUARY 28  Lila Miller, DVM,Vice President for Veterinary Outreach, ASPCA

Seminar topic: A Veterinarian’s Perspective on Animal Cruelty and Abuse: Legal and ethical issues
Talk topic: The Link between Animal Abuse and Human Violence

APRIL 4  John Rossi, V.M.D., M.Bioethics, Assistant Professor and Associate Director, Program for the Study of Public Health Ethics and History Drexel University School of Public Health

Seminar topic: Ethical Issues in the Pedigree Breeding of Companion Animals
Talk topic: How Should We Eat? Food choices and our obligations to the public’s health (4:15 PM at 309 Edwards Street, conference room)