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38th IVU World Vegetarian Congress

Dresden, Germany

Sunday July 27 - Sunday August 3, 2008

Deutsch - English - Español - Français - Italiano


Tuesday 14.00 Speakers

Paul Turner, USA


Biography: Paul Rodney Turner is the current international director of Food for Life and was born in Australia. He has been a volunteer for the Food for Life Program since 1983 and has traveled to more than 50 countries, lecturing and starting Food for Life projects. He is a former IVU board member and currently resides in Washington DC, where he manages a graphic design and billards training business.

Lecture title: Food for Life – the World's Largest Vegan Food Relief Organisation

Abstract: Learn about Food for Life Global's worldwide network of vegan food relief programs that serve over 1 million meals daily; sustainable projects, animal sanctuaries, free schools for the poor, orphanages, fair trade projects and free medical services.

Date: Tuesday 29 July 2008; Time: 14:00; Room: Neumarkt; Language: English

Elena Pridie, Romania



Dorrit Franze, Germany

Biography: Studies of law and economics at the universities of Bayreuth and Innsbruck, worked in Bamberg and Rome. Lawyer and corporate lawyer in her own office in Bayreuth with emphasis on animal rights. Founder of the organisation „Humans for Animal Rights Bamberg e.V.“

Lecture title: Legal Tips and Tricks for Animal Rights Activists

Abstract: Working actively for animal rights often involves facing legal problems such as infringements, criminal charges, claims for damages and actions to restrain interference. Activists also have to deal with daily contact with authorities, courts, public prosecutors and the police. This lecture will give an overview with practical examples of what you need to consider in relation to German law, to sharpen your consciousness and avoid problems from the start of your activities.

Date: Tuesday 29 July 2008; Time: 14:00; Room: Bähr; Language: German

George Jacobs, Singapore

Biography:  Dr George Jacobs teaches courses on teaching methodology at the National Institute of Education in Singapore, where multiple intelligences is one of the subjects taught.  He is also president of the Vegetarian Society of Singapore and editor of IVU News.

Lecture title: Howard Gardner and his Theory of Multiple Intelligences

Abstract: Professor Howard Gardner is a world-renowned expert on education, best known for his theory of multiple intelligences. The purpose of this presentation is to help vegetarian activists use this theory in their public education work. Multiple intelligences theory derives its name from Gardner's claim that rather than one single form of intelligence, there are many - eight or more - different intelligences.  The key implication of this is that if we educate via a variety of modes our message will be more appealing and better understood. The presentation begins with an explanation of multiple intelligences theory and of each of the eight intelligences proposed by Gardner. Educational applications will then be suggested for each of these eight intelligences. The audience will be invited to share their own ideas.

Date: Tuesday 29 July 2008; Time: 14:00; Room: Brühl; Language: English


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