Paper at ASRI Distinguished Lecture Series Oct 2021
Núria Almiron at ASRI Distinguished Lecture Series
Núria Almiron introduced the COMPASS project's theoretical framework at the ASRI Distinguished Lecture Series on November 17, 2021 at 12.30pm PST time (9.30pm CEST Barcelona).
COMPASS (Lobbying and Compassion: Interest groups, Discourse and Nonhuman Animals) is a recently funded project for the period 2021-2025 which aims to examine how our internal moral compass, as Nussbaum defines compassion, may be prevented from flourishing and developing in modern society through the work of a major public relations and public affairs actor: interest groups. The project will be focused on Spanish interest groups but with output including results also for the general history of interest groups lobbying against our natural compassion towards other animals. The COMPASS project is coordinated by professor Almiron and it includes five UPF-CAE members in the research team: Catia Faria, Eze Paez, Laura Fernández, Daniela R. Waldhorn and Olatz Aranceta-Reboredo.
ASRI (Animals & Society Research Initiative) is an interdisciplinary institute that promotes critical thinking on interspecies relations. The centre was born in 2017 under the direction of Maneesha Deckha, Professor and Lansdowne Chair at the Faculty of Law, and is located at the University of Victoria (British Columbia, Canada)