Presented by Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy
Course Director: Allen Rutberg, Ph.D., Director, Center for Animals and Public Policy
The M.S. program in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program provides students with the knowledge and skills to improve society’s treatment of animals. Creating a safe space for civil and thoughtful conversations about human-animal relationships, we discuss how language frames and directs policy controversies, explore how science informs policy, and weigh different approaches to creating change that will improve the lives of animals and people.
The faculty of the Center for Animals and Public Policy will conduct
the 2nd annual one-week summer course to examine some of the
high-profile animal issues that we explore in depth in the MAPP program. Topics to be covered include policy, companion animals, wildlife, farm animals, and research animals.
The course will take place on the campus of Cummings School of
Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, North Grafton, Massachusetts. Mixed lectures, short field trips, and group discussions will enable class participants to sift through the material covered and apply it to their own experience.