The Minding Animals Conference 2012 is the second in a series of conferences about scientific, ethical and social issues related to animals and human interactions with animals. The aim of the conference is to bring together academics and scientists from different disciplines with politicians and a broad variety of interest groups. A detailed program, including more than 400 oral presentations and 100 poster presentations, can now be downloaded from the conference website. Early bird registration until 1 June 2012!
- Colin Allen, Professor of Philosophy, specialized in Philosophy of Biology and Cognitive Science, in particular animal behavior and cognition
- Marc Bekoff, Emeritus Professor of Animal Behavior, author of numerous books about animal capacities and the human-animal relationship
- John Coetzee, Nobel Prize winning author
- Julia Driver, Professor of Philosophy, exploring a Humean account of duties towards animals
- Robert Garner, Professor of Political Theory, specialized in the political representation of non-human interests and animal rights
- Dale Jamieson, Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy
- Christine Korsgaard, Professor of Philosophy, developed a novel Kantian account of our duties towards animals
- Will Kymlicka, Professor of Political Philosophy, recently co-authored a book on political philosophy and animal rights
- Raj Panjwani QC, practicing lawyer of the Supreme Court of India, specialized in animal protection.
- Harriet Ritvo, Professor of History, specialized in the history of human-animal relationships
- Jill Robinson, animal protectionist and founder of Animals Asia
- Paul Schnabel, Professor of Sociology and director of the Dutch Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau
- Peter Singer, Professor of Philosophy, developed a utilitarian approach to animal ethics