Lectures & Panels

Upcoming Events

Aquaculture and Animal Advocacy, Thursday, October 22, at 12:00–1PM ET on Zoom. Register for the event

Join the HLS Animal Law Society and HLS Food Law Clinic for a webinar with Erin Wing, undercover investigator, and Will Lowrey, counsel at Animal Outlook.

Past Events

World Farm Animals Day webinar World Farm Animals Day webinar with our clinic director Katherine Meyer, Friday October 2 at noon EDT.
Helen Harwatt, Animal Law & Policy Program’s Food & Climate Policy Fellow will be a panelist on Carbon Brief’s webinar Do We Need to Stop Eating Meat to Tackle Climate Change?” on Zoom, 9am EDT, Thursday, September 17, 2020. 
• Timothy Pachirat, political scientist and author, Animal Law Weeks talk Our Own Souls to Damn: Industrialized Animal Agriculture in an Age of Complicity” (not recorded), Harvard Law School, Pound 102, 12-1pm on Thursday, March 5, 2020.
Professor Justin Marceau and Professor Hadar Aviram Animal Law Weeks talk Animal Rights and the Criminal Processat Harvard Law School, Pound 102, 12-1pm on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.
• Megan Watkins, CEO of Farm Sanctuary, Animal Law Weeks talk “The Power of Sanctuaryat Harvard Law School, Pound 102, 12-1pm on Tuesday, March 3, 2020.
• Tracye McQuirter, lunch talk It’s about your Greens Not Your Genes: Why I’m helping 10,000 Black Women Go Vegan in 2020at Harvard Law School, Pound 102, 12-1pm on Monday, March 2, 2020.
• Professor Christine Korsgaard, Animal Law Weeks talk A Precis of Fellow Creatures: A Kantian Account of Our Obligation to Animals at Harvard Law School, Pound 102, 12-1pm on Friday, February 28, 2020.
Astha Sharma Pokharel, Animal Law Weeks talk Defending Dissent: Challenging State & Private Movement Suppressionat Harvard Law School, Pound 102, 12-1pm on Thursday, February 27, 2020.
• Nicole Negowetti and Deepti Kulkarni, Animal Law Weeks talk Cell-Based Meat: The Pathway to Market and Implications for Societyat Harvard Law School, Pound 102, 12-1pm on Wednesday, February 26, 2020.
• Professor Rajesh K. Reddy, Animal Law Weeks talk The Politics of Meat, Milk, Murder, and Moral Progress in India” at Harvard Law School, Pound 102, 12-1pm on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.
• Professor Kristen Stilt, Animal Law Weeks talk Islamic Conceptions of Animal Rights” at Harvard Law School, Pound 102, 12-1pm on Monday, February 24, 2020.
• Talk by Professor Delcianna Winders on Protecting Animals in an Era of Deregulationat Harvard Law School, WCC 1023 Classroom, 12-1pm on February 19, 2020.
Charlotte Blattner, Animal Law & Policy Program Visiting Scholar, will be speaking about her new book, Protecting Animals Within and Across Borders. Discussant: Professor Kristen Stilt. November 18, 2019 at noon in Pound 102.
Leah Garcés, President of Mercy for Animals, will be speaking about her new book GRILLED: Turning Adversaries into Allies to Change the Chicken Industry, November 7, 2019 at noon in Pound 100.
Lou Cooperhouse, CEO & Founder of BlueNalu, a cultivated seafood start-up, October 22, 2019 at noon in Pound 100.
Ralph Nader, will be speaking to Harvard’s Animal Law & Policy Clinic and Animal Law Society about the importance of public interest advocacy, and particularly advocacy on behalf of non-human animals, October 9, 2019 from 4:30-5:30pm, 3rd floor, 1607 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge. 
• “Where Do Dogs Come From? –  Lecture by Prof. Cass Sunstein “Where Do Dogs Come From?”, September 30, 2019 from Noon-1:00pm in Milstein West A. Beyond Burgers for the first 100 attendees. 
•“War Over Words: Plant-Based, Cellular, and Novel “Meats” and “Dairy” ProductsPanel with Animal Law & Policy Clinical Instructor Nicole Negowetti, September 26, 2019 from 4:15-5:15pm in Washington, DC. 
• “#NextGenFood – Innovation You Can Eat– Panel with Animal Law & Policy Clinical Instructor Nicole Negowetti, September 25, 2019 from 2pm-2:55pm on ISGP’s Facebook Live.
Animal Law Course Advising” – Lunch with Prof. Kristen Stilt & Chris Green, April 8, 2019 from Noon-1:00pm in WCC 3012
“Ag-Gag” Anti-Whistleblower Laws:  Rise, Fall, and Re-emergence – Lecture and Q&A with Chris Green , April 11, 2019 from Noon-1:30pm in Pound 101
Farmed Animal Legislation – Panel Discussion and Q&A with Laura Hagen, Stephanie Harris, and Cailen LaBarge, April 18, 2019 from Noon-1:00pm in WCC 1015
Coffee Chat with Jay Shooster– Attorney for Richman Law Group, April 3, 2019 from 3:15-4:45pm in WCC 3011
Coffee Chat with Irina Anta & Keith Jamieson– Attorneys for Compassion Over Killing, March 11, 2019 from 3:30-5:30pm in WCC 4057
• “Animal Agriculture Liability for Climatic Nuisance: A Path Forward for Climate Change Litigation?” – Lecture and Q&A with Daniel Walters, University of Pennsylvania School of Law, March 8, 2019 at Noon in Pound 101
5th Annual Animal Law Week :
• “#MeToo and the Sexual Politics of Meat” – Lecture and Q&A with Carol Adams, Feminist-Vegan Writer and Social Justice Activist, February 25, 2019 at Noon in WCC 1010
• “Animal Welfare Litigation at the Department of Justice” – Lecture and Q&A with Varu Chilakamarri, Counselor for Animal Welfare Matters, U.S. Dept. of Justice, February 26, 2019 at Noon in WCC 1010
• “Undercover Animal Cruelty Investigations” – Lecture and Q&A with “Pete”, International Undercover Investigator, February 27, 2019 at Noon in WCC 1010
• “A Global Vision of Animal Protection in the 21st Century” – Lecture and Q&A with Kitty Block, President & CEO of the Humane Society of the United States and President of Humane Society International, February 28, 2019 at Noon in WCC 1019
• “Accelerating Alternatives to Animal Experimentation” – Panel Discussion and Q&A with Aysha Akhtar, Warren Casey, Kate Willett, Nathan Herschler –– March 1, 2019 at Noon in WCC 1023
• “Ethics Chat with Brian Berkey” – Lecture and Q&A with Brian Berkey, Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, February 6, 2019 at Noon in WCC 3008
• “The Challenge of Christian Animal Ethics” – Lecture and Q&A with David Clough, University of Chester, February 1, 2019 at Noon in WCC 1023
Global Animal Law Conference III” – May 3-4, 2018, Hong Kong
How Science Is Misused in Making Animal Welfare Laws”– Lecture and Q&A with Malcolm Caulfield, University of Wollongong, April 10, 2018
Defending Animals Around the World– Lecture and Q&A with Sharon Nuñez, Founder & President, Animal Equality, March 2, 2018
Oppression in the Food System– Lecture and Q&A with David Carter, The 300-lb Vegan & former NFL player, March 1, 2018
The Duty to Bear Witness– Lecture and Q&A with Anita Krajnc, Founder, Toronto Pig Save, Feb. 28, 2018
Don’t Ban Animal Tests; De-fund Them– Lecture and Q&A with Justin Goodman, Vice President, White Coat Waste Project, Feb. 27, 2018
A Veterinarians Perspective of the Live Animal Export Trade– Lecture and Q&A with Lynn Simpson, former Australian Live Export Ship Veterinarian, Feb. 26, 2018
• “Representing International Nonprofits” – Lecture by Daina Bray, General Counsel of the International Fund for Animal Welfare, November 3, 2017
• “The Death of Factory Farming” – Panel for the “HLS in the World” Bicentennial Event, October 27, 2017
• “Lean, Clean & Sustainable: Creating Animal-Free Meat that is Healthier, More Humane, and Less Harmful to the Planet” – Panel for the Fourth Annual Harvard-UCLA Food Law and Policy Conference, October 13, 2017
• “Sentience and the Law in New Zealand” – Lecture by M. B. Rodriguez Ferrere of New Zealand’s University of Otago Faculty of Law, September 28, 2017
• “Science, Sustainability, and the Future of Food” – Lecture by Pat Brown, CEO of Impossible Foods, September 21, 2017
The Machinery of Oppression: Deconstructing Violence Against Humans and Other AnimalsLecture by Hanh Nguyen, September 12, 2017
Cutting-Edge Constitutionalism Discussion with Prof. Mark Tushnet, Jessica Eisen, and Erum Sattar, April 6, 2017
“New Directions in Animal Ethics and the Future of Animal Studies” – Lecture by Dale Jamieson, March 29, 2007
• “The Intersection of Race, Class, and Gender with Animal Protection” – Conversation with Angela Harris, March 23, 2017
Corporate Strategies for Animal Welfare: New Ways to Improve Conditions for Animals– Lecture and Q&A with Leah Garces, March 3, 2017
Nonhuman Rights?– Lecture and Q&A with Steven Wise, March 2, 2017
Ending Animal Testing– Lecture and Q&A with Theo Capaldo, March 1, 2017
Climate Change Beyond Environmentalism– Lecture and Q&A with Jonathan Lovvorn, Feb. 28, 2017
Big Ag’s Dirty Secrets: Corporate Efforts to Criminalize Journalism, Whistleblowing, and Research as ‘Terrorism’– Lecture and Q&A with Will Potter, Feb. 27, 2017
“Endangered Species and International Law” – Discussion with Nathan Herschler and Chris Green, Nov 8, 2016
“Is Eating Meat Healthy or Ethical?” – Debate with John Mackey and Bruce Friedrich, Oct 27, 2016
“How Not To Die” – World Food Day Lecture & Book Talk by Dr. Michael Greger M.D., Oct 21, 2016
“Of Milk and the Constitution” – Journal of Law and Gender Author Talk with Prof. Mathilde Cohen, Oct 18, 2016
“Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?” – Interview, Book Signing, and Reception with Frans de Waal and Vicki Croke, May 12, 2016
“The Humane Economy” – Conversation with HSUS President Wayne Pacelle & author Michael Pollan, April 25, 2016
“Seeds of Disruption:  VC, Tech and the Future of Food” – Lecture by Bruce Friedrich, April 21, 2016
Lecture by Vandhana Bala, Mercy for Animals General Counsel, April 6, 2016
“You Don’t Know What Pain Is:  Affect, Religion, and Animal Ethics” – Book Talk by Donovan Schaefer, March 31, 2016
“What Can Animal Law Learn From Environmental Law?”– Book Talk by Randall Abate, Feb. 19, 2016
“Prosecuting Animal Cruelty: Common Issues & Hot Topics” – Lecture by Scott Heiser & Niki Caferri, Feb. 19, 2016
“Direct Democracy and Animal Protection,” lecture by Nancy Perry, Feb. 17, 2016
“Legal Protections for Farmed Animals” – Lecture by David Wolfson, Feb. 16, 2016
“The Women’s Movement, Animal Welfare, and Islamic Law: Constitutional Animal Protection in Egypt” – Lecture by Prof. Kristen Stilt, Feb. 15, 2016