Animals, People & Earth: Compassion and the Ethics of Inclusion
A public lecture by Professor Marc Bekoff
This public lecture by Professor Marc Bekoff is sponsored by the
Centre for Research on Social Inclusion to launch the Macquarie
Animals and Society Working Group.
'Animals, People and Earth: Compassion and the Ethics of Inclusion'
Date: 3 December 2010
Time: 6.00pm for 6.45pm
Place: Building Y3A, Theatre 1, Macquarie University
Marc Bekoff is Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and is a Fellow of the Animal Behaviour Society and a former Guggenheim Fellow.
In 2000 he was awarded the Exemplar Award from the Animal Behaviour Society for major long-term contributions to the field of animal behaviour.
Marc is also an ambassador for Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots program, in which he works with students of all ages, senior citizens, and prisoners, and also is a member of the Ethics Committee of the Jane Goodall Institute. He and Jane co-founded the organisation Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals: Citizens for Responsible Animal Behaviour Studies in 2000. His numerous books include Animal Matters: A Biologist Explains Why We Should Treat Animals with Compassion and Respect (2007, Shambhala Publications), Wild Justice: The Moral Lives of Animals (with Jessica Pierce, 2010, University of Chicago Press), and recently published The Animal Manifesto: Six Reasons For Expanding Our Compassion Footprint was published in February 2010 (New World Library).
This lecture is a Minding Animal International Pre-conference Event
and Professor Bekoff's Australian trip is sponsored by Voiceless: the
animal protection institute.
RSVP appreciated, please contact: ashley.soytemizATmq.edu.au or