Symposium on Great Apes Draws Attention

A story in The Hartford Courant focuses on the Second Annual Lauren B. Dachs Chair in Science and Society Symposium, which this is year is titled “Protecting Great Apes: How Science and Ethics Contribute to Conservation.” The day-long symposium coincides with Earth Day and examines the science, conservation, and ethics surrounding the treatment of great apes, both in captivity and in the wild. The conference was organized by Lori Gruen, chair and associate professor of philosophy, associate professor of environmental studies, associate professor of feminist, gender and sexuality studies. Gruen is also teaching a course this semester titled “Primate Encounters” and has published a book Animals and Ethics.