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Panelists Weigh Christian Concern
for Non-Human Animals

Peter Singer, Ph.D.

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A panel featuring Peter Singer, Ph.D., the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, will discuss the way humans think about other animals at Christians and Other Animals: Moving the Conversation Forward, on Friday, Nov. 16 at 4 p.m. in the Lincoln Center campus’ 12th-floor Lounge.

Currently a hot topic in academic theology and philosophy, concern for nonhuman animals is largely unengaged by the broader culture. Singer, one of the most influential philosophers alive today, is credited with being the intellectual heft behind the beginning of the animal rights movement in the 1970s.

Other panelists include David Clough, Ph.D., professor of theological ethics at the University of Chester and a leading voice for the defense of animals in the contemporary Christian conversation; Eric Meyer, a doctoral candidate in theology; and R.R. Reno, Ph.D., professor of theological ethics at Creighton University.

The panel will be moderated by Charles Camosy, Ph.D., assistant professor of Christian ethics.

Crime and Punishment, Front and Center


Three Fordham faculty members will present their original research on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 2:30 p.m. in the Lincoln Center campus’ 12th-floor Lounge in the first Growing Research at Fordham! event of the academic year, around the subject of crime and punishment. Deborah Denno, Ph.D., the Arthur A. McGivney Professor of Law, will speak on the use of behavioral genetics as evidence at trial. Olena Nikolayenko, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science, will discuss the unexamined origins of hate crimes. Edgar Tyson, Ph.D., assistant professor of social work, will talk on how police profile the hip-hop community, and vice versa.

The event is coordinated through Fordham’s Office of Research. To RSVP, contact


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