Animal Ethics 2013-2014

Chairperson:   Susan Kopp, DVM, Bioethics Center Scholar, Professor of Health Science, LaGuardia Community College Veterinary Technology Program, City University of New York

SEPTEMBER 26 Paul B. Thompson, Ph.D,  W.K. Kellogg Chair in Agricultural Food and Community Ethics, Michigan State University

Public lecture: Food Nanotechnology as Emerging Technology: Framing the Ethical Issues (Co-sponsored with the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and taking place at 309 Edwards St at 12:30 PM)
Seminar (invitation only): Battery Cages vs. Free Range: Science and Ethics in the Development of Animal Welfare Standards for Egg Production

NOVEMBER 7 Lourdes Maria Alvarez, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, University of New Haven

Seminar (invitation only): The Case of the Animals vs. Man: A Medieval Islamic Vision of Pluralism and Environmental Ethics

JANUARY 23 Allen T. Rutberg, Ph.D., Director, Center for Animals and Public Policy, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Tufts University

Seminar (invitation only): Strengthening the Ethical Foundation of Wildlife Contraception
Public lecture: Wildlife Contraception: Successes and challenges
A NY Times article of relevance, in which Dr. Rutberg is interviewed

FEBRUARY 27

Seminar (invitation only): What is the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee?

APRIL 3 Robert Bass, PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Seminar (invitation only): What Can One Person Do? Causal Impotence and Dietary Choices
Public Lecture: Moral Risk and Moral Lore