Animals, Climate Change and Global Health
A collaboration between the University of Berne, Johns Hopkins University & Wageningen University. “Animals, Climate Change and Global Health” is a series of seminars with leading international experts in animal studies, critical animal studies, animal ethics, animal politics, animal law, environmental studies, environmental law, migration studies, as well as climate law/studies, with the aim of inspiring an in-depth conversation at the nexus animals x climate change x global health.
Six webinars, each lasting around 2-2.5 hours, held online via Zoom with 300-500 participants, taking place over six months in Fall 2020.
- Session 1: Animals, Pandemics and Global Health – September 18, 2020
- Session 2: COVID-19 Research: With or Without Animals? – October 16, 2020
Speakers: Aysha Akhtar (Center for Contemporary Sciences), Elizabeth Baker (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine), Thomas Hartung (Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing), Lindsay Marshall (The Humane Society of the United States/ Humane Society International)
- Session 3: Animals in Crises – November 11, 2020
- Session 4: Animals Affected by Climate Change – November 20, 2020
- Session 5: Animals as Drivers of Climate Change – December 9, 2020
- Session 6: Future Areas of Research – Date tba
Sessions are recorded and uploaded at https://animalsclimatehealth.com/webinars/.
Animal Labour: Ethical, Legal and Political Perspectives on Recognizing Animals’ Work
Queen’s University, Workshop “Animal Labour: Ethical, Legal and Political Perspectives on Recognizing Animals’ Work,” The Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning, Kingston ON, May 18-19, 2018
Co-organized with Will Kymlicka and Kendra Coulter, sponsored by the Animals in Philosophy, Politics, Law, and Ethics research group (APPLE) at Queen’s University and the Humane Jobs Initiative at Brock University (11 speakers; 40 participants).
Are animals workers?
Under what conditions could animal labour become a source of meaning and well-being for animals?
What legal, political and social changes would be required to create interspecies workplaces that are just? How can we ensure that talk of animal work is not used to gloss over existing forms of exploitation?
Is there a post-work world for animals?
- Omar Bachour, Queen’s University
- Alasdair Cochrane, University of Sheffield
- Charlotte Blattner, Queen’s University
- Jessica Eisen, University of Alberta
- Nicolas Delon, University of Chicago
- Kendra Coulter, Brock University
- Renée D’Souza, Queen’s University
- Alice Hovorka, Queen’s University
- Dinesh Wadiwel, University of Sydney
- Sue Donaldson, Queen’s University
- Will Kymlicka, Queen’s University