Keynote Speaker: Richard Wrangham
We’re sorry to report that several days ago, our scheduled keynote speaker Bob Barker sustained an injury and will no longer be able to attend the Future of Animal Law conference. Bob is recovering and sends his regrets. The Animal Legal Defense Fund appreciates his continued support and wishes him a speedy recovery!
We are honored to announce that Professor Richard Wrangham will now present the keynote address at our Saturday evening banquet. A student of Jane Goodall’s, Richard Wrangham is a professor of biological anthropology at Harvard University and the co-director of the Kibale Chimpanzee Project in Uganda. Professor Wrangham has spent three decades studying chimpanzee cultures in the wild, pursuing chimpanzee conservation efforts, and comparing chimp cultures to human ones.
His main interest is in the question of human evolution from a behavioral perspective. He is the author, with Dale Peterson, of Demonic Males: Apes, and the Origins Of Human Violence. He has spent three decades studying chimpanzee cultures in the wild and comparing chimp cultures to human ones. In the early 1970s, he was among the first primatologists to note the tendency of chimpanzees to conduct so-called lethal raids against neighboring groups. His books also include Chimpanzee Cultures, which he edited with a group of internationally distinguished primatologists.
Photo by Kathleen Dooher