Dr. Andrew Rowan of the Humane Society International will close the 3rd edition of the Master in Animal Law and Society.
As this academic year ends we are honoured to host Dr. Andrew Rowan, the CEO, President, Chief International Officer, and Chief Scientific Officer of the Humane Society International for the last class of the 3rd edition of the Master in Animal Law and Society. The upcoming 19th and 20th June 2014, from 3:30 to 7 PM, in the Aula 1, Dr. Rowan will give two interesting lectures on the following topics: The History of Animal Issues in Human Society: a Broad Overview Enriched with Specific Examples and The Development of the Modern American Animal Movement: Campaigns and Trends (Including Animal Research, Farm Animals, Wildlife, Animal Cruelty)
Dr. Rowan is a doctor in biochemistry from Oxford University and has been -from the very beginning of his career- involved in animal testing issues, receiving the 2001 Henry Spira Award from the Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing. He is also the scientific administrator for the Fund for the Replacement for Animals in Medical Experiments. Among his many tasks, Dr. Rowan currently serves on the committees of several animal protection groups, such as the World Society for the Protection of Animals, the advisory committee on animal testing for Royal Dutch Shell, and the National Institutes of Health.
Last but not least on Friday 20th of June, at 7 PM, in the Aula Magna of the Faculty of Law of the Autonomous University of Barcelona, we will celebrate the graduation of our students in the presence of the Master´s Coordinator, Prof. Dr. Teresa Giménez-Candela, Dr. Andrew Rowan, and other distinguished guests. With this day the third generation of Animal Law professionals will conclude a fundamental stage of its formation and leave the UAB, headed to a professional future, which contemplates rights and welfare for animals, enriching our culture and giving an added value to society.
Farewell and good luck dear students!