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Animal Matters Series

The Center for Animals and Public Policy offers a venue for balanced, informed and respectful discussion of the difficult issues in animal ethics, policy and practice that face the veterinary profession and society. The Center sponsors conferences, workshops, and symposia covering topics ranging from the welfare of elephants in captivity to feral cat management to human relationships with horses.

The Center’s flagship speaker series is “Animal Matters.” Presented by distinguished scientists, animal professionals, ethicists, advocates, and others, these lunchtime talks expose the Cummings community and the public to a broad sampling of the issues in which society is currently grappling with changing relationships between people and animals.

Upcoming Animal Matters Seminars

Photo courtesy of The MARA Elephant Project


Combating Poaching and Solving Human-Elephant Conflicts in the Maasai-Mara

Friday, September 14, 2018

noon-12:50pm, Varis Lecture Hall, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in North Grafton, MA

Speaker: Marc Goss, CEO, The MARA Elephant Project

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Members of the public are invited to this free seminar.

Made possible by the generous support of:
Elizabeth A. Lawrence Endowed Fund


Rangers. Rhinos. Redemption.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

noon-12:50pm, Varis Lecture Hall, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in North Grafton, MA

Speaker: Matt Lindenberg 

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Members of the public are invited to this free seminar. Join online or on campus.

Made possible by the generous support of:
Elizabeth A. Lawrence Endowed Fund


Ecotourism Ended the Traditional Lives of Uganda’s Batwa Pygmies

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

noon-12:50pm, Varis Lecture Hall, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in North Grafton, MA

Speaker: Tony Schwartz, DVM, PhD, DACVS
Sole Proprietor, Tony Schwartz Photography
Professor Emeritus, Clinical Sciences, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

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Members of the public are invited to this free seminar. Join online or on campus.

Made possible by the generous support of:
Elizabeth A. Lawrence Endowed Fund


Making Peace with Urban Deer

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

noon-12:50pm, Varis Lecture Hall, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in North Grafton, MA

Speaker: Allen Rutberg, PhD

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Members of the public are invited to this free seminar. Join online or on campus.

Made possible by the generous support of:
Elizabeth A. Lawrence Endowed Fund