About The Speaker
Steven M. Wise
Founder and president of the Nonhuman Rights Project
Steven M. Wise is president of the Nonhuman Rights Project, the only civil rights organization in the US dedicated solely to securing rights for nonhuman animals. Wise founded the NhRP in 1996 after working for decades as an animal protection attorney. Steve holds a J.D. from Boston University Law School, teaches and guest-lectures at law schools across the US and around the world, and is the author of four books, including Rattling the Cage: Toward Legal Rights for Animals and Though the Heavens May Fall: The Landmark Trial That Led to the End of Human Slavery.