24.11.2023: Lovely news — the Swiss Federal Council elected me into the Federal Ethics Committee on Non-Human Biotechnology ECNH for the period of 2024 to 2027!
1.11.2023: Ich bin an ein Podiumsgespräch im Stadthaus Zürich eingeladen zum Thema «Vom Streichelzoo zur Schlachtbank - Unsere konfliktreiche Beziehung zu Tieren».
15.10.2023: It is now possible to register for the 2nd Swiss animal and environmental ethics network meeting that I am co-organizing. All information can be found here.
5.10.2023: Good news! My application that I co-write together with Prof. Steve Cooke (University of Leicester) an which was submitted to the Forum Basiliense was approved. Steve will visit my research group in spring 2023 for 7 weeks to collaborate on the project ‘Animal Liberation and Humans’ Freedom in Liberal Societies’.
1.10.2023: A Masterstudent in animal ethics from the University of Strasbourg will do an internship in my PRIMA-Project from October to the end of the year. Bienvenue, Pauline!
25.9.2023: I will be speaking at a roundtable on ethical and legal aspects regarding genetically modified surplus animals in animal research at the University of Geneva.
20.9.2023: The program of the Basel society of philosophy (of which I am the president) has been published. The details can be found here.
17.7.2023: I was invited to a podium discussion in Munich (Germany) on 19.7.2023, about pandemic prevention. My talk will center around One Health, animals, and ethics. More information about the panel can be found here: https://www.zepp.uni-muenchen.de/veranstaltungenlehre/aktuelle-veranstaltungen/pandemien-verhindern/index.html
28.4.2023: My monograph ‘The Moral Implications of Human and Animal Vulnerability’ was published open access with Palgrave Macmillan. It can be downloaded free of charge here.
25.4.2023: Two Masterstudents in animal ethics from the University of Strasbourg will do an internship in my PRIMA-Project during the month of May. Bienvenue à Marie et Margaux!
27.3.2023: The project of my former postdoctoral researcher Matthias Eggel on improving harm-benefit analysis in animal research was selected in the 2nd call for proposals in NRP 79 “Advancing 3R” of the Swiss National Science Foundation. Congratulations, Matthias, for this fantastic achievement!
24.3.2023: To my great surprise and delight, I have been informed that I have been nominated for the Teaching Excellence Awards at the University of Basel (category: service to teaching). I thank those students who nominated me — what a lovely surprise.
10.3.2023: I will be giving a public talk on animals and politics (in German) at the library of the University of Berne. More information can be found here.
1.3.2023: The program of the philosophical society Basel (of which I am currently president) has been published. The topic is ‘variety of life forms’ and the list of talks for the spring semester can be found here.
24.2.2023: I was invited to give a talk on the ethics of animal research in the Winterschool on Ethics of Neuroscience and AI in Berlin from February 27th to March 3rd 2023, organized by the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin and the Berlin School of Mind and Brain.
24.1.2023: I am currently (January and February 2023) an academic visitor in the Law & Philosophy Group at Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain.
1.12.2022: I am giving quite a few talks in November and December:
On 21.11.2022, I gave a talk on Emergency planning in Animal Facilities –Ethical Issues at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland).
On 3.12.2022, I was invited to give a talk on The Political Representation of Animals — Problems and Pitfalls at the University of Strasbourg (in French).
On 8.12.2022, I was invited to give a talk at the Emergency Planning Symposium on Emergency Planning in Animal Research Facilities: Ethical Issues in Berne.
On 9.12.2022, I was invited to give a talk on Animal Research that Respects Animals’ Rights (“La recherche animale peut-elle respecter les droits des animaux ?”) at the 1ère journée d’éthique en expérimentation animale du CIEPAL-Azur (Nice, France; in French).
22.11.2022: The article Limited Aggregation for Resolving Human-Wildlife Conflicts that I co-wrote with Matthias Eggel was published in Ethics, Policy & Environment.
11.10.2022: I am going to be one of the speakers at the public event ‘le véganisme est-il un impératif moral?’, organised by the University of Neuchâtel philosophy students’ association Phink!.
7.10.2022: I am going to be one of the keynotes at the conference ‘Utopia Animalia’, taking place on Monte Verita.
27.9.2022: I was invited to give academic career advice to PhD students in the field of animal ethics at the ‘Animal Rights PhD Researcher Networking Workshop’, organized by Prof. Steve Cooke (Leicester University)
1.9.2022: My article ‘Limited aggregation and zoonotic disease outbreaks’, co-written with Matthias Eggel, has been published open access in the volume Transforming food systems: ethics, innovation and responsibility.
6.5.2022: I was invited to present advice on academic career planning for early career female researchers at the ‘Réseau romand de mentoring pour femmes’ meeting at EPFL in Lausanne.
22.4.2022: I was elected as president of the philosophy society of Basel, starting Autumn 2022, together with my colleague Wacyl Azzouz. The first series of lectures we organize will be on the topic of philosophy and war. The program can be found here: https://philosophie.philhist.unibas.ch/de/fachbereich/philosophische-gesellschaft/
5.4.2022: I am co-organizing two workshops in animal ethics and environmentmental ethics:
2nd and 3rd of May 2022: Workshop What we owe to Animals at the University of Fribourg and Basel
3rd of November 2022: 1st Swiss Animal-Environmental Ethics Network Meeting, University of Fribourg
26.6.2021: My PhD student Emnée van den Brandeler won the Vonne Lund Prize at the 2021 Congress of the European Society for Agriculture and Food Ethics (EurSafe) for the best student oral paper presentation. Her paper can be read here (open access). Congratulations, Emnée!
21.6.2021: My article ‘Epidemics and food security: the duties of local and international communities’ was published in the conference proceedings Justice and food security in a changing climate, edited by H. Schübel and I. Wallimann-Helmer. It can be read here (open access).
22.3.2021: Matthias Eggel will join my team as a postdoc on April 1st! Welcome, Matthias!
21.3.2021: FORBES discusses in the essay ‘Tackling Racial Discrimination: Can Unconscious Bias Training Create Real Change?’ the article “Interventions designed to reduce implicit prejudices and implicit stereotypes in real world contexts: a systematic review” I co-wrote with Chloë Fitzgerald, Delphine Berner and Samia Hurst.
16.3.2021: Die Kommission für Tierversuchsethik KTVE, bei welcher ich Mitglied bin, publiziert die Stellungnahme: Umgang mit Versuchstieren während der Covid-19 Pandemie.
2.2.2021: The article Preventing Zoonotic Emerging Disease Outbreaks: The Need to Complement One Health with Ethical Considerations I co-authored with Salome Dürr was just published in the Journal of Applied Animal Ethics Research.
13.1.2021: The article Emerging Zoonotic Diseases: Should We Rethink the Animal–Human Interface? I co-authored was cited in the analysis paper The link between biodiversity loss and the increasing spread of zoonotic diseases of the European Parliament.
3.9.2020: PhD student Emnée van den Brandeler has just joined my team.
Mira Reyes is visiting my group during September 2020 to discuss chapters of her PhD thesis.
Welcome to both of them!
30.4.2020: Starting June 2020, I will join the editorial board of The Journal of Ethics as associate editor. I will be responsible for submissions in animal ethics. I am looking forward to this new task!