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Workshop lectors & experts

Maria Baideldinova

Assistant Professor, KIMEP University (Almaty, Kazakhstan)

PhD, an expert in animal, civil and family law, lawyer of the KARE-Care Foundation for the legal support of Kazakhstani animal protection organizations, author of numerous publications on the development of legislation on the responsible treatment of animals
Maria Shabalina

Lawyer at the law firm "Kulkov, Kolotilov & Partners"

LL.M, an expert in the field of the application of the legislation on the responsible treatment of animals and resolution of big commercial disputes in courts, author of articles on the issues in the application of the Russian legislation on the responsible treatment of animals
Alexandra Astakhova

Founder and coordinator of the Laboratory Rat Assistance Foundation (V-Fund)

Junior research fellow at the Orekhovich Research Institute of Biomedical Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Science (IBMC RAS), a researcher in the field of molecular and mathematical modeling. Volunteer with over 5 years of experience working with laboratory animals. She's also got higher education in engineering (modern energy and nanotechnologies) and in marketing
Charlotte E. Blattner

Senior Lecturer and Researcher at the Faculty of Law, Institute of Public Law at the University of Berne (Switzerland)

PhD (University of Basel, Switzerland), LL.M (Harvard Law School, USA). Specializes in climate law, animal law, and environmental law, and operates as a Research Group Leader for the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research (OCCR) at the University of Berne (Switzerland). Authored a monograph "Protecting Animals Within and Across Borders: Extraterritorial Jurisdiction and the Challenges of Globalization" (Oxford University Press, 2019). Worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard Law School (USA) and at the Department of Philosophy of the Queen’s University (Canada), Her expertise comprises extraterritorial jurisdiction in animal law, the intersection of environmental and animal law, recognition of animal labor, just interspecies society, respectful research with (rather than on) animals) and victim standing in criminal law.
Dinara Ageeva

Chairman of the non-governmental organization "Voices for Animals"

Co-founder and head of the Law project as part of the NGO "Voices for Animals". Works in the field of animal protection for more than 12 years. Head of the Center for the Protection of Animal Rights "VITA" in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region (2011-2017). Winner of the competition of coordinators and activists of public projects of St. Petersburg "Petersburg Citizen" (2014)
Inna Baranova

Head of the Russian Kynological Federation (RKF) Department for training and testing the working qualities of dogs

Judge of the international category for the working qualities of dogs, sports judge of the 1st category, member of the FCI international commissions for shepherd service, obedience and dancing with dogs
Hilâl Nur Şarbak

Research and teaching assistant in the Public International Law Chair, Faculty of Law, Istanbul Bilgi University (Turkey)

Member of the Istanbul Bilgi University Human Rights Law Research Centre, a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and Public International Law in Heidelberg, from April 2021 to February 2022. Ph.D. candidate in Galatasaray University (Turkey) doing research on the intersection between global animal law, international environmental law, and human rights law. Her fields of expertise embrace critical legal studies, animal studies and law, international environmental law, and international human rights law
Tomaž Grušovnik

Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Education, University of Primorska (Slovenia)

PhD, the expert in ethics, bioethics, and philosophy of education. Visiting Fellow of the Department of Philosophy of the University of New Mexico (USA) under the Fulbright Program, visiting lecturer at the Center for Development and Environment at the University of Oslo (Norway) and the Institute for the Study of Education at the University of Innsbruck (Austria). In 2018-2020 - President of the Slovenian Philosophical Society. Author and editor of a number of books on the ethics of science, education, and the treatment of animals