Archived Events – ASRI and Affiliates

Global Research Network – Animals & Biodiversity

Book Talk: ‘Animals as Legal Beings: Contesting Anthropocentric Legal Orders’ with Maneesha Deckha

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Conversation Series on Animal Justice and
Animal Politics

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In Tune to Nature Podcast: Animals as Legal Beings

Host: Carrie Packwood Freeman

Guest: Maneesha Deckha, University of Victoria

Wednesday, January 20th, 2021. 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. EST (3:30-4:00 p.m. PST)

How to ListenListen live to the show Wednesday from 6:30-7pm EST (3:30-4:00 p.m. PST) on or on radio station 89.3FM (live in metro-Atlanta). Links to the show’s topics, action items, and interviewee websites are posted on the show’s webpage Audio from the show is posted as an archive on the podcasting site  which makes it easy to share on social media. You can find the In Tune to Nature podcasts on major streaming services too (itunes, google play, etc.).

“Animals as Legal Beings: Contesting Anthropocentric Legal Orders”

26 January 2021, 5.00—6.30 pm GMT (online)
Maneesha Deckha

Professor, Lansdowne Chair in Law, University of Victoria

More info at Event Host: Cambridge Centre for Animal Rights Law or click here to register for this talk.

NYU Animal Studies presents: Seeing Octopuses

Monday, February 1, 2021
9:30-10:45am EST

Even if you have not met an octopus in real life, chances are you have seen an octopus in a video. What are we learning from real-world encounters and footage of octopuses? What do these images mean for individual octopuses and for octopus species?

“Seeing Octopuses” is a 75-minute Zoom panel on Monday, February 1, 2021 at 9:30-10:45am EST and will feature Pippa Ehrlich (co-director of My Octopus Teacher), Peter Galison (historian and philosopher of science, Harvard University), Adi Khen (PhD candidate, Scripps Institution of Oceanography), and Peter Godfrey-Smith (philosopher of science, University of Sydney).

This event is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by NYU Animal Studies. Registration link:


Writing Animals Program is a motivational forum for animal law and policy scholars to come together to move forward in their writing projects, generate outstanding scholarship, and further the academic and public influence of animal law and policy as a field.


  • Writing Practice, 9 week series
  • 2.5 hours online twice-weekly, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. – 1:35 p.m. (PST)
  • Winter 2021 Session: Jan. 12th – Mar. 11th
  • Writing mentorship with Brooks Animal Studies Academic Network (BASAN) scholars

Please view the Writing Animals Program – Call for Interest for full information. This program is being offered at no cost. Find out more by emailing Maneesha Deckha:



Emerging Scholars Workshop (ESW) in Law, Animals and Society
December 8-10, 2020

The Emerging Scholars Workshop, originally scheduled for May 2020, will now take place as an online workshop December 8-10, 2020 with confirmed participants.

Hosted by the Animals & Society Research Initiative, University of Victoria and supported by the Brooks Animal Studies Academic Network and the Brooks Institute for Animal Rights Law and Policy.

The Animals & Society Research Initiative at the University of Victoria is delighted to present the Emerging Scholars Workshop in Law, Animals, and Society. The Workshop is intended to be a premier socio-legal and critical animal forum where emerging scholars can receive close attention to their animal-centered work and benefit from productive feedback in view of publication from experienced scholars in the field. The Workshop is also designed to be a forum to enable participants to engage closely with the work of their peers and interact with senior scholars in a smaller setting. It is an event aimed at nurturing the next generation of socio-legal scholars and scholarship in animal rights, law, and policy through inspiring conversations and connections and generating scholarly community.

Applications are now closed. Questions may be directed to Professor and Lansdowne Chair Maneesha Deckha, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria at or (250) 721-8175.