Bretzlaff-Holstein Featured at Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics Summer School
The Ferrater Mora Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, based in Oxford, England, is committed to putting ethical concerns for animals on the intellectual agenda. And as a fellow of the Centre, Professor of Social Work, and Director of the Online Adult BSW Program, Cini Bretzlaff-Holstein, DSW, LSW, has had the opportunity to continue her research and interest in integrating animals into social work practice and education.
Bretzlaff-Holstein was featured in a video highlighting her presentation at this year’s Summer School held at Merton College at Oxford University. The topic at this year’s Summer School was Animals and Public Policy, held in partnership with The Brooks Institute for Animal Rights Law and Policy, The Kirkpatrick Foundation, Compassion in World Farming, and Susan and Dan Boggio.
Timothy S. Midura, the President and Executive Director of The Brooks Institute for Animal Rights Law and Policy, said, “The Summer School is truly a unique environment of high-quality thinkers, both new and legacy, a great diversity of perspectives the enhanced environment moving to Merton College just creates a wonderful environment.”
“Attending the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics Summer School feels like coming home,” said Bretzlaff-Holstein. “It is a conference unlike any others I frequent and present at. It is an opportunity to engage in conversations and learn from like-minded academics, scholars, researchers, practitioners, and students from around the world whose work focuses on giving animals the attention and care they deserve as fellow creatures of God’s creation. This year’s 2022 summer school afforded me the chance to bring my discipline of the social work profession to the table in which I presented on Animals in Social Work Practice & Education: Moving Toward Inclusivity & Normalization versus Specialization. I am grateful to be a small part of this illustrious and vital organization as a fellow and contribute to the mission and vision of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics.”
Click here to view the video, which features Bretzlaff-Holstein, and learn more about the Ferrater Mora Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics.