Events

Events from 31 July, 2014

  • Date
    Time
    Event
  • 14th April, 2014 to 4th August, 2014
    12:00-2:00pm

    Zoopolis Reading Group

    In preparation for Professor Will Kymlicka’s visit, HARN will be organising a Reading Group, a small group of up to 15 participants who will read and discuss Sue Donaldson and Will Kymlicka’s Zoopolis in 3 x 2 hour sessions. Lunch will be provided. A fourth and final meeting of the group will be held on Monday August 4th 12-2pm, where Will Kymlicka will be joining the group in discussion.

    Registration essential

  • 5th August, 2014
    6:00-7:30

    Animals and Social Justice

    Professor Will Kymlicka, Canadian Research Chair in Political Philosophy, Queen’s University

    Co-presented with the Human Animal Research Network (HARN) and the Sydney Environment Institute

    Animals have been largely neglected by theories of justice. While there have been some improvements in welfare and public awareness of animal suffering, political philosophers have been slow to address how we might construct societies to provide social justice towards animals. This forum generates more debate on how we can imagine social justice when we also consider animals.

    Will Kymlicka, Canadian Research Chair in Political Philosophy, Queen’s University will address the question of why progressive and social justice movements have failed to take up issues relating to the welfare and rights of animals. Drawing from his recent work (co-authored with Sue Donaldson)  Zoopolis: A Political Theory of Animal Rights, as well as his internationally renowned work on multiculturalism and citizenship, Professor Kymlicka will examine the political and cultural challenges to animal rights recognition.

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  • 6th August, 2014
    1-5pm

    Working Towards Social Justice for Animals: SEI and HARN Seminar

    ALL WELCOME

    This is a Free Event. Refreshments will be served.

    RSVP Essential

    Animals have been largely neglected by theories of justice. This workshop builds on the Sydney Ideas Will Kymlicka Public Lecture to imagine social justice for animals. Four speakers will offer different perspectives on the histories, and futures, of animal advocacy and re-conceptualisations necessary for developing a social justice agenda that includes the welfare and rights of animals. 

    Professor Will Kymlicka, Canadian Research Chair in Political Philosophy, Queen’s University will provide a final response.

    Seminar Featuring:

    Christine Townend (University of Sydney)- 'A Personal Perspective on the History of Animal Advocacy in Australia'

    Christopher Degeling (University of Sydney) - 'The Publics of Animal Welfare'

    Jane Johnson (Macquarie University) - 'Patient Citizens – Rethinking the role of nonhuman animals in research'

    Danielle Celermajer (University of Sydney) - 'From blueprint to 'access': On the work of transformative praxis towards animals'

    Response by Will Kymlicka (Queen’s University)