Conversation on Animal Cognition with Isabella Rossellini
Deutsches Haus, 42 Washington Mews, New York University, New York, NY 10003
Please join the NYU Animal Studies Initiative for a conversation with Isabella Rossellini. We will begin by screening episodes from Rossellini's television shows about animals, including Green Porno and Mammas. We will then have a conversation about animal minds with Rossellini and Dale Jamieson (NYU). Finally, we will have an audience Q&A.
Isabella Rossellini is an acclaimed Italian actress, model, filmmaker, author, and philanthropist. She is noted for her 14-year tenure as a Lancôme model, and for her memorable roles in David Lynch’s Blue Velvet and Wild at Heart. She has since appeared in scores of films and television series, earning an Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead and a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress. In recent years, Rossellini has gained prominence for her quirky and provocative films about animals, including Green Porno and Seduce Me, which take an X-rated look at the sexual proclivities of various creatures. Rossellini is actively involved in conservation efforts as a board member of the Wildlife Conservation Network, and as president and director of the Howard Gilman Foundation. She is also a major benefactor of the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society and a National Ambassador the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.
Dale Jamieson is Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy, Affiliated Professor of Law, and Director of the Animal Studies Initiative. He is also Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College, London, and Adjunct Professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia. He is the author of Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle to Stop Climate Change Failed--and What It Means For Our Future (Oxford, 2014), Ethics and the Environment: An Introduction (Cambridge, 2008), and Morality's Progress: Essays on Humans, Other Animals, and the Rest of Nature (Oxford, 2002). He is also the editor or co-editor of nine books, and has published more than one hundred articles and book chapters.
This event is co-sponsored by the NYU Animal Studies Initiative and the NYU Deutsches Haus.