May 17, 2021

My Octopus Teacher: Virtual Panel Discussion

Please join us on Monday, May 17th at 6:30 pm (ET), for a conversation about the Academy Award-winning film My Octopus Teacher––which documents a filmmaker forging an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest, learning as the animal shares the mysteries of her world. ALPP Faculty Director Professor Kristen Stilt will moderate a discussion of the issues raised by the film with experts in Psychology, Brain Science, and Veterinary Medicine:


Kristen Stilt, JD, PhD
Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Faculty Director, Animal Law and Policy Program
Director, Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World


David Edelman, PhD
Visiting Scholar, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Dartmouth College

Megan K. Mueller, PhD
Elizabeth Arnold Stevens Junior Professor
Assistant Professor, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Senior Fellow, Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life
Co-Director, Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction
Tufts University

Alex Schnell, PhD
Research Associate, Department of Psychology
University of Cambridge

More information can be found here