Talk: Human-animal relations: Views from primatology by Prof. Sindhu Radhakrishna
NIAS Wednesday Discussion Meeting
Topic: "Human-animal relations: Views from primatology"
Speaker: Prof. Sindhu Radhakrishna
Professor, School of Natural Sciences and Engineering, NIAS | firstname.lastname@example.org
Chairperson: Prof. Anindya Sinha
Professor and Dean, Academic Affairs, School of Natural Sciences and Engineering, NIAS | email@example.com
Date: 22 April, 2015
Time: 9.30 am
Venue: Lecture Hall, NIAS
All are cordially invited
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NHP or non-human primate is a term commonly used in primatology to distinguish primates from humans. Both an acknowledgement of our status as primates, as well as a reminder that we are separate from the Order, the term serves well as a starting point for any discussion on human-animal boundaries. Human interactions with primates cover a range of associations and primates, perhaps more than any other animal group, engender passionate debates on human ethics and animal sentience. For this reason, primatology has played a critical role in changing the way we think of animal species. This talk will explore how primatology and some emerging sub-disciplines, urge us to rethink the ways in which we view non-human species.
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