Bioethics professor from Copenhagen to deliver talk on animal welfare Oct. 29

Peter Sandoe
Peter Sandoe

Sept. 11, 2014 - Peter Sandoe, professor of bioethics at the University of Copenhagen, will deliver the talk, "Reverence for Life vs. Animal Welfare: An Attempt to Situate Albert Schweitzer's Thinking in the Context of Modern Discussions Concerning Human Obligations to Animals," at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29, in the Carl Hansen Student Center Piazza on the Mount Carmel Campus.

Sandoe has been a professor of bioethics at the University of Copenhagen since 1997, currently serving as chair of the Department of Large Animal Sciences and the Department of Food and Resource Economics. He was educated in philosophy at the University of Copenhagen and the University of Oxford. Since 1990, the major part of his research has been within bioethics with particular emphasis on ethical issues related to animals, biotechnology and food production. He is committed to interdisciplinary work combining perspectives from natural science, social sciences and philosophy. "Ethics of Animal Use" which he co-authored with Stine B. Christiansen in 2008, is one of his many published works.

The event, sponsored by the Albert Schweitzer Institute at Quinnipiac, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 203-582-8652.

The Albert Schweitzer Institute, which has been affiliated with Quinnipiac since 2002, is committed to introducing Schweitzer's philosophy of "reverence for life" to a broad audience in order to bring about a more civil and ethical human society characterized by respect, responsibility, compassion and service. The institute conducts local, national and international programs that link education, ethics and voluntarism. A dynamic presence at Quinnipiac, the institute has drawn notable humanitarians to the University.