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"What Is Animal Ethics?"
Sherwin B. Nuland Summer Institute in Bioethics.
Yale University.
June 5, 2017.

"Do We Have a Right to Use Animals in Biomedical Research?"
Department of Comparative Medicine colloquium.
Yale School of Medicine.
May 12, 2017.

"Animal Rights and Animal Welfare in Theory and Practice."
Animal Ethics course, Department of Relgious Studies and
Yale School of Foresty and Environmental Studies.
Yale Divinity School.
September 27, 2016.

"It Can't Happen Now: Fallacious Complacence about Planetary Defense."
Mathematics and Physics department colloquium.
University of New Haven.
October 15, 2015.

"Is the Sky Falling? Collisions with Asteroids and Comets."
Mathematics and Physics club meeting.
University of New Haven.
October 15, 2015.

"Animal Ethics and Human Health: Issues in Medical Research and Diet."
Honors course on Health Care in America: Ethics, Politics, and Policy.
University of New Haven.
November 18, 2014.

"From Three Rs to One: An Ethical Critique of Animal Experimentation."
Hastings Center Workshop on Biomedical Research with Animals: Science, Values, and Alternatives.
Yale University.
November 3, 2011.

“Ends and Means of Animal Activism.”
Animal Law course.
Quinnipiac University School of Law.
February 3, 2011.

“Animal Welfare vs. Animal Rights.”
Animals in America course.
Quinnipiac University.
February 2, 2010.

“Ethics without Consequences.”
Hartford Ethics Group meeting.
Trinity College.
March 12, 2009.

“Animal Experimentation.”
Bioethics, Health and Human Flourishing course.
Yale University.
April 1, 2008.

“We Matter because We Are Animals: The Moral Status of Humans.”
Hartford Ethics Group meeting.
Trinity College.
November 29, 2007.

“Philosophical Foundations of Bioethics.”
Summer Internship Program seminar.
Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics.
Yale University.
June 1, 2006.

“Socially Responsible Investing: Analysis and Trends.”
Robert Alvine Professional Enrichment Program seminar.
University of New Haven.
February 15, 2006.

“A Cure for the Common (Ethics) Code.”
Public Health Internship seminar.
Southern Connecticut State University.
January 31, 2006.

Stones and Fish Falling from the Sky.”
University of New Haven.
October 25, 2005.

“Professional Ethics: Two Models.”
Research Seminar Series.
University of New Haven.
March 16, 2005.

“Showdown: Mill vs. Kant.”
The Philosophy Debate,
organized by Philosophy for All.
Mary Ward Centre.
March, 2004.

"Stories for and by Students:
Personalizing the Teaching of Philosophy."
Symposium on narrative in philosophy,
sponsored by the Conference of Philosophical Societies and
the Society for Philosophy in the Contemporary World.
Central Division Meeting,
American Philosophical Association.
New Orleans.
May, 1999.

"The Global Culture of Work:
Ethics and the Workplace."
Ethics and Global Issues Lecture Series.
University of Connecticut at Hartford.
April, 1994.

Ninth International Workshop-Conference on
Teaching Philosophy.
The University of Vermont, Burlington.
August, 1992.

"Philosophical Skepticism Regarding the Self."
Yale Faith and Science Colloquium.
Yale University.
October, 1991.

"Dispassion and the Buddha's Middle Way."
Asian Thought Study Group.
Central Connecticut State University.
New Britain, Connecticut.
March, 1991.

"Integrating Oriental Philosophy into the
Introductory Curriculum."
Seventh International Workshop/Conference on
Teaching Philosophy.
Hampshire College.
Amherst, Massachusetts.
August, 1988.

"The Buddha's Compassion."
Radhakrishnan Centennial Conference.
Miami University.
Oxford, Ohio.
April, 1988.

"Critique of John P. Christman’s
'In Defense of Autonomy'."
Eastern Division Meeting,
American Philosophical Association.
New York City.
December, 1987.

"When Is a Fallacy Not a Fallacy?"
Conference '87 on Critical Thinking.
Christopher Newport College.
Newport News, Virginia.
April, 1987.

“Do We Always Do What We Want to Do?”
Faculty Fellowship Seminar.
University of New Haven.
April 22, 1986.

"The Difference Between Motivation and Desire."
University of Connecticut.
Storrs, Connecticut.
January, 1985.

"Goodness and Rationality."
University of Rochester.
Spring 1983.

October 28, 1982.

"A Theory of Emotion."
St. John Fisher College.
Rochester, New York.
Spring 1983.

"Art as Non-Illusion."
Bates College.
Lewiston, Maine.
Spring 1975.



A-moralism and the Philosophy of Desire."
Equal Time for Free Thought.
Host: Barry F. Seidman.
WBAI Pacifica radio, 99.5 FM, New York City.
June 29, 2013, 3-4 p.m.

“Love of Wisdom and Love of Chickens:
a discussion about philosophy and animal ethics."
Lee Elci morning talk show.
Guest host: Raymond Hackett.
WXLM radio, 104.7 FM, New London, CT.
December 29, 2009, 9-10 a.m.



"Jobs and the U.S. Economy.”
International Festival of Arts & Ideas.
New Haven. June, 2004.

"Call Me Impeachable?
Ethics, Law, and Governor Rowland."
(Co-organizer with Prof. Donna Morris)
University of New Haven. April, 2004.

"Same-Sex Marriage."
(Co-organizer with Prof. Donna Morris)
Inaugural Issues Forum.
University of New Haven. April, 2003.

"Business Ethics Revisited."
(Discussant and Chair)
Annual Conference,
Northeast Business and Economics Association.
Omni Hotel, New Haven. October, 1999.

"Ways of Thinking: Encountering Sunyata."
Symposium sponsored by the Society
for Asian and Comparative Philosophy.
Eastern Division Meeting,
American Philosophical Association.
Washington, D.C. December, 1992.

"Ahimsa in Buddhist and Gandhian Thought."
Annual Meeting, New England
Conference of the Association for Asian Studies.
Dartmouth College.
Hanover, New Hampshire. November, 1991.

"Emotion in Comparative Perspective."
(Organizer and Chair)
Nine?member symposium,
sponsored by the Society for
Asian and Comparative Philosophy.
Eastern Division Meeting,
American Philosophical Association.
Washington, D.C. December, 1988.

Conference on the Concept of Emotion.
(Session Chair)
University of Cincinnati.
March, 1985.


ANIMAL ETHICS Working Group at Yale University's Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics
(Founder/Advisor; Convener -- April 2013)

Monthly during academic year since January 2008.


ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE Symposium Series at the University of New Haven

"What Is a University?" (with UNH AAUP).
Keynote speaker: David Bromwich,
Housum Professor of English at Yale.
April, 1996.

"Police Ethics" (with Prof. W. Norton).
Featured: Commissioner of Public Safety Kenneth
Kirschner, Police Chief Kenneth Cruz, Attorneys
John Williams and John Kelly, and Criminalist
Henry Lee. November, 1995.

"People with Disabilities in the Workplace."
Keynote speaker: Timothy Shriver. April, 1995.

"Ethical Issues for the Engineering Profession"
(with Prof. M. Sanders). November, 1994.

"The Reform Debate in Education" (with Prof.
L. Soares). Featured: Commissioner of Education
Vincent Ferrandino, State Representative Nancy
Beals, Union Carbide CEO Robert Kennedy, and
State Federation of Teachers Vice President
Frank Carrano. April, 1994.

"Minority Hiring in Sports Management" (with
Prof. A. Sack). Featured: Fay Vincent, Richard
Lapchick, and New Haven Mayor John Daniels.
November, 1993.

"Health Habits Off the Job: Are They the
Employer's Business?" (with Prof. B. Garber).
Keynote speaker: Dr. David Musto, Yale School
of Medicine. April, 1993.

"Ethics and Elections: The Role of the Media"
(with Prof. J. Allen). Keynote speaker:
Al Terzi, Channel 8 News. November, 1992.

"The Arms Industry: A Connecticut Workplace."
Keynote speaker: State Representative Irving
Stolberg. February, 1992.



Monthly during academic year '96/'97.


UNH TEACHERS’ WORKSHOP at the University of New Haven

Monthly during academic years, spring ’85 – spring ’89.