2016 Animal Matters Series Lectures

The Power of Entangled Empathy, and its Challenges

Present with Tufts Student Association for Veterinary Ethics (SAVE)

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
noon-1pm, Varis Lecture Hall,
Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in North Grafton
Lori Gruen, PhD
William Griffin Professor of Philosophy, Wesleyan University

Made possible by the generous support of:
Elizabeth A. Lawrence Endowed Fund

Search and Rescue Dogs: Veterinarians, the Rise of the Working Dog, and the Human-Animal Bond
Presented with Cummings School’s Veterinary Disaster Response Club

Thursday, April 14, 2016
at 12-1pm, Varis Lecture Hall,
Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in North Grafton
Lori E. Gordon, DVM
Urban Search and Rescue, Massachusetts Task Force 1,
Owner, Veterinary Surgical Care in Atkinson, NH

Made possible by the generous support of:
Elizabeth A. Lawrence Endowed Fund

The Healing Power of Pets:  Fact, Fiction or Somewhere In Between?

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
noon-1pm, Varis Lecture Hall, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in North Grafton
Hal Herzog, PhD
Professor of Psychology, Western Carolina University

Made possible by the generous support of:
Elizabeth A. Lawrence Endowed Fund

Farmed Animal Welfare: Changing Laws, Changing Public Perceptions and the Massachusetts Ballot Initiative

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Noon-1pm, Varis Lecture Hall
Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in North Grafton
David J. Wolfson, J.D.
Adjunct Professor, New York University School of Law
Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

David J. Wolfson is a partner in the Global Corporate Department of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, and an adjunct professor at the New York University School of Law where he teaches a seminar in Animal Law, and NYU where he teaches animal protection and public policy to undergraduates as part of the Animal Studies Initiative at NYU. He has also taught animal law at Harvard Law School and Columbia Law School, and will be teaching a Farmed Animal Law class at Harvard Law School in the Fall of 2016. He is a graduate of Columbia School of Law where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He is the author of a number of articles on animal law, with a focus on farmed animal issues, and was involved in ballot initiatives on farmed animal issues in Florida, Arizona and California. He currently represents The Humane Society of the United States, Compassion in World Farming and Mercy For Animals, among other public interest organizations.

Made possible by the generous support of: Elizabeth A. Lawrence Endowed Fund