A panel discussion of the Academy Award-winning documentary My Octopus Teacher, moderated by Animal Law & Policy Program Faculty Director Professor Kristen Stilt.

Event Overview

Join us for a conversation about the film My Octopus Teacher, which focuses on a filmmaker forging an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest, learning as the animal shares the mysteries of her world. ALPP Faculty Director Professor Kristen Stilt will moderate the panel discussion about issues the film raises with experts in Psychology, Brain Science, and Veterinary Medicine.

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Kristen Stilt, JD, PhD


Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Faculty Director, Animal Law and Policy Program
Director, Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World


David Edelman, PhD


Visiting Scholar, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Dartmouth College


Megan K. Mueller, PhD


Elizabeth Arnold Stevens Junior Professor
Assistant Professor, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Senior Fellow, Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life
Co-Director, Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction
Tufts University

Alex Schnell, PhD


Research Associate, Department of Psychology
University of Cambridge