December 2-3, 2016
The Animal Law & Policy Program at Harvard Law School is pleased to announce The Animal Welfare Act at Fifty, a conference that will bring experts together to assess the first fifty years of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) and consider recommendations for the future.
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- Larry Carbone (University of California San Francisco)––”Publication Practices for Better Animal Welfare and Better Animal Data”
- Alka Chandna (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)––”Biased Animal Experimentation Oversight Committee Membership Undermines the Animal Welfare Act”
- Varu Chilakamarri (U.S. Dept. of Justice)––”Criminal & Civil Enforcement of the AWA”
- Kevin Esvelt (MIT Sculpting Evolution Group)––”Engineering Improved Animal Well-Being for Medical Research”
- Anna Frostic (The Humane Society of the United States)––”Commercial Use of Infant Exotic Animals”
- Samual Garner (Washington University School of Law)––”A Primer on Animal Research Ethics: The State of the Field”
- Lori Gruen (Wesleyan University)––”Ethical, Moral & Philosophical Perspectives”
- Kathy Hessler (Lewis & Clark Law School)––”Aquatic Species under the Animal Welfare Act”
- Rebecca Huss (Valparaiso Law School)––”The Use of Civil Asset Forfeiture and Cost Reimbursement Provisions to Support the Prosecution of Animal Fighting and Other Animal Welfare Act Violations”
- Jenni James (PETA Foundation)––”Unchecked: How the Animal Welfare Act Evades Judicial Review”
- Bernadette Juarez (U.S. Dept. of Agriculture)––”Animal Welfare Act Enforcement Actions”
- Ron Kagan (Detroit Zoo)––”The Role of Zoos in Animal Rescues”
- James Keen (University of Nebraska–Lincoln)––”Your Tax Dollars at Work: Food Animals in Federal Research, a Case Study”
- Garet Lahvis (Oregon Health & Science University, Department of Behavioral Neuroscience)––”Non-Human Psychological Experiences and Their Implications”
- Sue Leary (Alternatives Research & Development Foundation)––”Rats, Mice, and Birds Under the AWA”
- Cathy Liss (Animal Welfare Institute)––”AWA Regulation: Why Industry Has Embraced Performance Standards, but Animal Welfare Advocates Shouldn’t”
- Michael McFadden (Farm Forward)––”Animals Raised for Food”
- Katherine Meyer (Meyer, Glitzenstein & Eubanks LLP)––”Contemplating a Citizen Suit Provision for the Animal Welfare Act”
- Bruce Myers (Animals | Environment PLLC)––”From the Animal Welfare Act to the Toxic Substances Control Act—How Chemical Toxicity Testing Reform Is Poised to Reinvigorate the Protection of Laboratory Animals”
- Carney Anne Nasser (Animal Legal Defense Fund)––”Rescue and Placement of Exotic Animals”
- Kimberly Ockene (The Humane Society of the United States)––”History of Commercial Breeding Regulations and Necessary Upgrades”
- Bernard Rollin (Colorado State University)––”Ethical, Moral & Philosophical Perspectives”
- Naomi Rose & Georgia Hancock (Animal Welfare Institute)––”AWA’s Application to Captive Marine Mammals Including the APHIS Rulemaking and Enforcement History”
- Leslie Rudloff (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine)––”‘Considering’ ‘Alternatives’ to Procedures Likely to Cause Pain or Distress”
- Ani Satz (Emory University School of Law)––”Animal Protection and the Myth of AWA Preemption”
- Joyce Tischler (Animal Legal Defense Fund), and Valerie J. Stanley (formerly, Animal Legal Defense Fund)––”Analysis of Early Regulatory and Litigation Efforts to Enforce the Animal Welfare Act”
- Paul Waldau (Canisius College)––”Ethical, Moral & Philosophical Perspectives”
- Delcianna Winders (Harvard Animal Law & Policy Program)––”Discounted Penalties and Ineffective Warnings in AWA Enforcement” and “The Endangered Species Act and the AWA”
- David Cassuto––Professor of Law and Director, Brazil-American Institute for Law and Environment, Pace Law School
- Varu Chilakamarri—Attorney & Chief of Staff, Environment & Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice
- David Favre––Professor of Property and Animal Law, Michigan State University College of Law
- Holly Fernandez Lynch––Executive Director, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics, Harvard Law School
- Kristen Stilt––Professor, Harvard Law School
- Justin Marceau––Professor, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
- Joan Schaffner––Associate Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School
- Jay Shimshack––Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics, University of Virginia
- Delcianna Winders––Animal Law & Policy Fellow, Harvard Law School
- The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School with support from the Oswald DeN. Cammann Fund at Harvard University.
- The Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic, a division of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation at Harvard Law School.
For a list of nearby accommodations, click HERE.
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Date(s) - Friday, December 2, 2016 - Saturday, December 3, 2016