Animal Law is emerging in Brazil thanks to in large part to the efforts of some dedicated folks at the Federal University in Bahia. Below follows a call for papers for the Second World Conference on Bioethics and Animal Rights which will be held in Salvador this August. It is sponsored by the
Instituto Abolicionista Animal.
I’ll be speaking there and I hope to bring some Pace students with me. Please spread the word and consider attending as well.
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DA BAHIA
FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF BAHIA/BRAZIL
Faculdade de Direito/Law School
Programa de Pós-Graduação
II CONGRESSO MUNDIAL DE BIOÉTICA E DIREITO ANIMAL
II World Conference on Bioethics and Animal Rights:
perspectives for life on a changing planet
The Program of a Postgraduate degree in Law from Federal University of Bahia/Brazil and Abolitionist Animal Institute cordially invite you to participate in the II World Conference on Bioethics and Animal Rights, which will take place at Federal University of Bahia/Brazil, from 25 to 28 August 2010.
Brazil has been one of the most developed countries in modern Age. Salvador/Bahia was its first capital. It is a great honour for Salvador to host the Congress. The conference´s goal is to transform this city as a regional centre and facilitator for bioethics and animal rights.
After the experience of the First World Conference on Bioethics and Animal Rights, organizers would like to provide a greater atmosphere for debate and discussion on the future on Earth.
Therefore, the II World Conference on Bioethics and Animal Rights has as its theme – perspectives for life on a changing planet -.
The Earth is the habitat for all living beings and it will be at the center of discussions. The purpose will be creating an open space for the exchange of experiences between the various participating countries. We would like to share experiences and new cultures in the various international legal systems. As well, being a space for new forms of collaboration between researchers from around the world.
So do join us for the II World Conference on Bioethics and Animal Rights in August!
We look forward to welcoming you in 2010 in Salvador/Bahia/Brazil.
With best wishes and Axé
The Organizing Committee of the II World Conference on Bioethics and Animal Rights.
Bahia is the fifth state of the country in territorial extension and represents 36,3% of the total area of the Brazilian Northeast and 6,64% of the national territory. From the 564.692,67 km² area, around 68,7% are in the semi-arid region, while the seashore which is the largest in Brazil, measures 1.183km, shelters different kinds of ecosystems and favors tourism with its rare beauty.
Home of cultural diversity, Bahia presents its range of tours and trips through Brazil’s history. From secular churches to the typical handcraft of small cities, the diversified faith of its people to the myths and rites of the local folklore, the state opens itself in a true mosaic of attractions for those who wish to unveil Bahia in all its grace and poetry.
Land of orixás, patuás (amulets) and babalorixás (Candomblé’s spiritual leaders); land of the cult of all saints, Bahia is also the land of all myths and rites. The different folkloric expressions exhibit the richness of the popular imaginary. Samba circles, Puxadas de Mastro, Capoeira, Terno de Reis, Bumba-meu-boi, Afoxé and many others add color, energy and display the unshakable faith of Bahia’s people all over Salvador and the countryside. A mosaic of festivals and celebrations of beliefs of African, indigenous and Portuguese origins, with the singular touch of Bahia.
Bahia’s people are the fruit of the miscegenation of the native indigenous people, the European and the African. We are a people of singular characteristics that are expressed in our culture and religiosity. Bahia’s people are, by nature and excellence, hospitable, welcoming, nice and merrymaking.
The miscegenation process started at the discovery time, when the Portuguese that settled here with the native indigenous women formed their families. The cycle continued with the arrival of African slaves from different ethnical groups.
II World Conference on Bioethics and Animal Rights
25 to 28 August 2010
Federal University of Bahia – Brazil
Theme: perspectives for life on a changing planet
Congress Website: www.abolicionismoanimal.org.br
Congress Secretariat: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission of abstracts or travel grant applications to:
(Prior to submission, please check the Congress website for any changes to the submission process)
Deadline: 1 July 2010
|REGISTRATION FEES(inclusive of taxes)||EarlyRegistration(before 1 May 2010)||LateRegistration(after 1 May 2010)||IAA Members|
|IAA MembersNB: To become an IAA member, please visit http://www.abolicionismoanimal.org.br|
|Students (Graduation)||R$ 50,00||R$ 75,00||R$ 25,00|
|Students (Post graduation)||R$ 75,00||R$ 100,00||R$ 50,00|
|Professionals||R$ 125,00||R$ 150,00||R$ 100,00|
Please note that registration fees must be paid in Brazilian money (R$). US$1 = R$ 1,80.
Sexism, Racism, and speciesism
Sexismo, Racismo e Especismo
Climate change and endangered animals
Mudanças climáticas e animais em extinção
Animals and religion
Animais e religião
Antropologism and Intolerant
Antropologia e Intolerância (LEI)
Rights to live and to die
Direito de nascer e direito de morrer
Animals and politics
Animais na arena política
Veganism and starvation
Veganismo e Fome no mundo
Life on Ethics
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