Peter Singer

Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University
Peter Singer Crosscut Festival 2021

Session: Animals & Us

5 p.m. Friday, May 7

Our relationship to animals — whether it’s the inefficiencies of meat-eating for a population of billions or conservation efforts for at-risk species — has arguably never been so vital to how we consider our plans to adjust for and mitigate climate change. And then there are the questions of morality. Peter Singer, best known for his defining book, Animal Liberation, is joined by Michelle Nijhous, author of the new book on the history of the conservation movement, Beloved Beasts, for a conversation with moderator and Crosscut Science & Environment Reporter Hannah Weinberger about our sustainability and empathy for animals.


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About Peter Singer

One of the great moral philosophers of the modern age, Peter Singer is Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University. The best-selling author of Animal Liberation and The Ethics of What We Eat, among other works, he lives in Princeton, New Jersey, and Melbourne, Australia.


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About Crosscut Festival 2021


Join journalists, politicians, authors, creators and newsmakers from our community and around the nation May 3-8, 2021 as we come together to take a hard look at the people, policy and events that shape our lives.


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