Dr. Timothy Pachirat, Associate Professor of Political Science at University of Massachusetts Amherst, delivered one of two LEAP Inaugural Lectures. Pachirat is the author of "Every Twelve Seconds: Industrialized Slaughter and the Politics of Sight."
Dr. Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Harvard University, delivered one of two LEAP Inaugural Lectures. For decades, Jasanoff has been one of the nation’s leading scholars studying the interactions of law, science and politics in democratic societies.
NYU's Jennifer Jacquet and Becca Franks spoke about the global state of fisheries and aquaculture, potential inroads for aquatic animal welfare, and their ongoing research projects, including arguments to end high seas fishing, the case against octopus farming, and positive emotions in fish.
LEAP Faculty Co-Director Jonathan Lovvorn discussed the relationship between climate change, humans, and animals. This talk explored how climate change is disrupting traditional wildlife and other animal protection efforts; highlighted the unique role farm animals play as both a cause and victims of climate change; and proposed concrete steps to confront this rapidly emerging global humane crisis.
University of Denver Professor of Law Justin Marceau discussed new book, "Beyond Cages: Animal Law and Criminal Punishment." In Beyond Cages, Marceau critiques the alliance between U.S. animal welfare organizations and the prosecuting state.