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Careers in Peacebuilding Talk Story Series
10 November 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm HST
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As part of our “Careers in Peacebuilding Talk Story Series” we will be joined by Steve M. Wise, President of the Nonhuman Rights Project. The Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) is the only civil rights organization in the United States dedicated solely to securing rights for nonhuman animals.
The NhRP work challenges an archaic, unjust legal status quo that views and treats all nonhuman animals as “things” with no rights. As with human rights, nonhuman rights are based on fundamental values and principles of justice such as liberty, autonomy, equality, and fairness. All of human history shows that the only way to truly protect human beings’ fundamental interests is to recognize their rights. It’s no different for nonhuman animals.
The Matsunaga Institute for Peace is an academic department at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa that promotes cross-cultural understanding, collaborative problem-solving, critical thinking, and lifelong skills to groom leaders to address contemporary and complex issues near and far.