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January 22nd, 2018
                                Film Series

   Novel Tech Ethics (Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University) invites
you to attend a three-part film series with expert-led panel discussions
about 'Pushing Boundaries: What We Owe Other Animals.'

       *    Rise of the Planet of the Apes - Mon. 22 Jan 2018 (6:00 p.m.)
            in the BMO Room

       *    Megan Leavey - Mon. 29 Jan 2018 (6:00 p.m.) in the Lindsay Room

       *    Black Fish - Mon. 5 Feb 2018 (6:00 p.m.) in the Lindsay Room

                All events hosted at the Halifax Central Library,
                    5440 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax, N.S.

            Come early, seating is limited.  No reservations.

            NTE WEB PAGE:


   Do animals deserve to be treated by us with care, compassion, and respect?
Are there any relevant differences between us and them that could justify
treating them differently from how we should treat one another?  Movies both
shape and reflect our beliefs in these matters.  Come view these topical films
and join the discussions facilitated by experts in animal ethics, psychology,
biology, and behavioural sciences.


   Andrew Fenton (panelist, all 3 films): his specialties include animal
bioethics, animal philosophy (animal epistemology and the philosophy of
animal minds), and neuroethics (the philosophy and ethical implications
of contemporary neuroscience).  He has published in all of these areas in
such journals as Biology and Philosophy, the Cambridge Quarterly of
Healthcare Ethics, The Monist, and the Journal of Animal Ethics as well as
in such books as the Philosophy of Behavioral Biology (Kathryn Plaisance
and Thomas Reydon (eds), Springer) and the Routledge Handbook of Philosophy
of Animal Minds (Kristin Andrews and Jacob Beck (eds), Routledge).  Dr. Fenton
has broad experience in facilitating discussions with the public on pressing
ethical issues.  He has been on public panels discussing such topics as human
genetic modification and autism as well as participating on several film
panels organized by Novel Tech Ethics themed around various topics in

   Simon Gadbois (panelist, Megan Leavey): his specialties include animal
behaviour and learning, canid neurobiology, and neuroendocrinology.  He has
published in such journals as Behavioural and Brain Sciences, Behavioural
Processes, Marine Environmental Research, Canadian Journal of Diabetes,
and Canadian Journal of Zoology as well as in such books as Domestic Dog
Cognition and Behavior (Alexandra Horowitz (ed), Springer).  Dr. Gadbois
has extensive experience talking to members of the public media on such
topics as conservation and wildlife management.

   Mary Lee Jensvold (panelist, Rise of the Planet of the Apes): her
specialties include primate ethology as well as animal intelligence,
communication, language, and culture.  She has published in such journals as
Animal Cognition, Human Evolution, the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare
Science, Journal of Comparative Psychology, and Zoo Biology as well as in
such books as The Cognitive Animal: Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives on
Animal Cognition (Marc Bekoff, Colin Allen, and Gordon Burghardt (eds),
MIT Press).  Dr. Jensvold's experience with various publics includes being
the Primate Communication Scientist for the Fauna Foundation and Friends
of Washoe.

   Lori Marino (panelist, Blackfish): her specialties include animal cognition
and behaviour, animal welfare, and cetacean neurobiology.  She has published
in such journals as Animal Cognition, Anthrozoos, Evolution, International
Journal of Comparative Psychology, Journal of Animal Ethics, Proceedings
of the Royal Society B, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,
and Society and Animals as well as in such books as Ethics of Captivity
(Lori Gruen (ed), Oxford University Press), Oxford Handbook of Animal Studies
(Linda Kalof (ed), Oxford University Press) and The Politics of Species:
Reshaping our Relationships with Other Animals (Raymond Corbey and Annette
Lanjouw (eds), Cambridge University  Press). Dr. Marino's extensive
experience with various publics includes interviews in public news media
and her scholar activist work for the Kimmela Center for Animal Advocacy and
the Whale Sanctuary Project.


   Timothy Krahn (moderator & organizer) is a researcher at NTE Impact Ethics
(Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie).  Timothy has worked as a knowledge
translation consultant for the Faculty of Medicine; as a programmer, lead
organizer, and repeat moderator for many of NTE's public education events
(including many film series); and as a published researcher in the fields
of neuroethics, disabilities studies, film, and mental health ethics.  He
also edits the film review section of the Journal of Ethics in Mental Health.

   SPONSORED by La Societe royale du Canada Atlantique/The Royal Society
of Canada Atlantic Open Academy Program.