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Beasts of the Imagination: Familiars, Vampires, Werewolves and Things that go Bump in the Night

Presenter: Dr. Andrew Rowan
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Dr. Andrew Rowan

Dr. Andrew Rowan

Join this delightfully whimsical Halloween-themed presentation on the legends and beasts of lore that are part of a tradition deeply rooted in the often primordial relationship humans have with non-human animals.

Presented by Dr. Andrew Rowan, the president of Humane Society University, this webinar will draw on his vast historical and sociological knowledge of the human-animal bond and the legendary and imaginative creations of mythology and literature that have helped shape our dreams… and nightmares.


About the Presenter: In addition to his work as President of Humane Society University, Dr. Rowan also serves as president and CEO of Humane Society International; Chief International Officer and Chief Scientific Officer for The Humane Society of the United States; and president of The HSUS Wildlife Land Trust board of directors.

Prior to joining HSUS, he was director of the Tufts University Center for Animals and Public Policy. He chaired the Department of Environmental Studies at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. He was associate director for the Institute for the Study of Animal Problems at The HSUS, founding editor of the International Journal for the Study of Animal Problems, founding editor of Anthrozoos, an academic journal covering human-animal issues for the Delta Society, and scientific administrator for the Fund for the Replacement for Animals in Medical Experiments.

Rowan received a doctorate in biochemistry from Oxford University in 1975 after earning a master's degree in biochemistry from Oxford University in 1971, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

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