The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' Center for Neurotechnology Studies presented an introductory symposium on ethical animal research entitled "Neuroscience and Non-Speciesist Neuroethics: Implications for Animal Welfare and the Responsible Conduct of Research," on February 4, 2011. The program was presented in conjunction with the Capital Consortium for Neuroscience: Ethical, Legal and Social Issues (CCNELSI, Speakers included Rep. James P. Moran (D-VA-8), Co-Chair of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus: Prof. James Giordano, PhD, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies; Cathy Liss, Animal Welfare Institute; Paul A. Locke, DrPH, JD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing; and Joseph Barber, PhD, Hunter College (CUNY) New York, NY.

Click below to see Prof. Giordano's comments about the symposium and some of the controversies surrounding this topic.


Click below to watch a video of the event.

Please note: The views of guest speakers are the speakers' alone and do not represent the views of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies or its staff.  The Potomac Institute is a non-partisan, not-for-profit research organization dedicated to the free exchange of ideas for the purpose of informing public policy.





The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
Ballston Metro Center Office Towers
901 North Stuart Street, Suite 1200
Arlington, VA 22203
Tel 703.525.0770

Click here for map  

Our Mission

The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is an independent, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit public policy research institute. The Institute identifies and aggressively shepherds discussion on key science and technology issues facing our society. From these discussions and forums, we develop meaningful science and technology policy options and ensure their implementation at the intersection of business and government.


Follow Us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter Connect with us on LinkedIn  See us on YouTube