Thursday, May 30, 2013

Stanford De-Extinction Conference - Final Program

De-Extinction: Ethics, Law & Politics

May 31, 2013 8:00am - 5:00pm
Stanford Law School, Room 290

What if extinction is not forever? Recent work by biologists, conservationists, and other pioneers has made it increasingly likely that some once extinct species could, in the near future, be "revived." While much of the recent popular attention has focused on the mechanics of bring back once extinct species, ethical, legal, and social concerns about the practice have come to the fore. Come join the Center for Law and the Biosciences on May 31, 2013, as we host scientists, lawyers, and ethicists from across the world to discuss the implications about this fascinating development in humanity's ability to control life.

This event is co-sponsored by the U.C. Irvine Center for Land, Environment, and Natural Resources.

Confirmed Speakers Include:

Hilary Bok, Johns Hopkins

Chuck Bonham, California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Stewart Brand, The Long Now Foundation

Alex Camacho, University of California at Irvine Law School

Jamie Rappaport Clark, Defenders of Wildlife

Daniel Farber, University of California, Berkeley

Hank Greely, Stanford Law School

Kate Jones, University College London

Matthew Liebman, Animal Legal Defense Fund

Jay Odenbaugh, Lewis and Clark College

Ronald Sandler, Northeastern University

Beth Shapiro, University of California at Santa Cruz

Jake Sherkow, Stanford Law School

Stanley Temple, University of Wisconson - Madison

Andrew Torrance, University of Kansas Law School


8:30 AM - Welcome and Introduction (Hank Greely)

8:45 AM - Science (Beth Shapiro)

9:30 AM - Environmental Law and Related Issues
International plus US GMO (Andrew Torrance)
US federal (Alex Camacho)
State fish and wildlife (Chuck Bonham)

10:45 AM - Break

11:00 AM - Other Legal Issues
Animal Welfare (Matthew Liebman)
Liability Issues (Dan Farber)
Property issues (Jake Sherkow)

12:15 PM - Lunch (Stewart Brand)

1:30 PM - De-Extinction and Conservation Biology
Conservation Uses of De-Extinction (Stanley A. Temple)
Conservation Biology and Priorities (Kate Jones)
Politics of De-Extinction (Jamie Rappaport Clark)

2:45 PM - Break

3:00 PM - Justice, Hubris, and Moral Issues
Justice (Hilary Bok)
Hubris and Naturalness (Jay Odenbaugh)
Species Ethics (Ronald Sandler)

4:15 PM - Plenary Session

5:30 PM - Closing