Lectures & Panels

Upcoming Events

All upcoming events have been postponed for the rest of the academic term due to Coronavirus concerns.

Past Events

• 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 Week 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