Friday, October 23, 2020 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
On Friday, October 23rd, the Yale Program in Agrarian Studies is hosting a half-day conference titled “Industrial Livestock Production, Fish Farming, Global Climate Change & Global Health.” The conference aims to bring together perspectives from different disciplines to discuss the connections between humans, animals, environment, health and climate in the context of our industrialized animal agriculture.
Introductory remarks will be delivered by Anna Tsing, who is a professor of anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Tsing is the co-author of Feral Atlas, which explores the intertwining of human and nonhuman histories in the “more-than-human anthropocene.”
The first panel session, titled “Industrial Livestock Production, Fish Farming, and Global Health,” will examine the impacts of animal agriculture on biodiversity and antibiotic resistance. Featured speakers are:
Samuel Myers, of the Harvard School of Public Health, who is an expert on the global health implications of climate change.
Mike McCloskey, founder of Fair Oaks Farms, entrepreneur in sustainable farming practices.
The second panel session, titled “Industrial Livestock Production, Fish Farming, and Climate Change,” will examine food system contributions to global emissions and climate change. Featured speakers are:
Hannah Landecker, Director of UCLA’s Institute for Society and Genetics, who focuses in the intersections of biology and technology,
Heather Swanson, an environmental anthropologist at the School of Culture and Society, who is an expert on industrial fish farming.
The final session, “Cross Cutting Conversations,” will allow for a synthesis of the day and will be moderated by Elisabeth Wood and Timothy Pachirat.
The conference is being organized and moderated by Jim Scott, Elisabeth Wood and Timothy Pachirat. To receive access information and pre-circulated readings, please RSVP via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.