Thursday, October 16, 2014

Colloquium and Lunch Chat (10/23): Gary Francione on the Ethics of Veganism and Animal Rights

Professor Francione

Gary Francione, Board of Governors Distinguished Professor of Law & Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Scholar of Law and Philosophy

Lunch Chat: Wednesday, Oct. 23rd @ 12 PM   » Traditional Reading Room, Bertrand Library

Talk: Wednesday, Oct. 23rd @ 7:30 PM   » Forum, Elaine Langone Center

We're very pleased to welcome Professor Francione, the leading animal rights legal theorist worldwide, to campus for two events. The first is a Lunch Chat that asks "Why Don't Philosophers Take Animal Rights Seriously?" The second is a talk entitled "The Ethics of Veganism." Both events are co-sponsored by the Philosophy Department, the Environmental Studies Program, the Center for Sustainability and the Environment, and Managing for Sustainability.

For more information about Professor Francione, check out his website and blog, Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach. Also, Professor Francione has been in the news recently discussing the outrage that followed the posting of a video in which a man kicks a cat. For his contribution to a NYTimes "Room for Debate" discussion, see here. For his CNN interview, see here.