Laila Kassam

Laila Kassam

Laila Kassam has an MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics and a PhD in Development Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She has worked in international development since 2003 conducting research related to poverty and food security for projects in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Her research has been published in peer reviewed journals and by international organisations including the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN.

Laila became vegan in 2013 and started to learn more about animal rights and the connections between social, economic and environmental justice issues. She is co-founder of the Veterinary Vegan Network and a founder of Ethical Globe, a community which seeks to support vegans to live their values, launching in 2019. She occasionally blogs at Everyday Justice and is currently co-editing a book for Academic Press entitled ‘Rethinking Food and Agriculture: New Ways Forward’.


Deepening Our Understanding and Practice of Veganism

Animal liberation is an end goal of vegans. Achieving this requires a clear understanding of the nature and causes of animal oppression. This includes the recognition that the same systems of domination underpin animal exploitation, human oppression and environmental degradation. This talk will explore these connections. It will suggest ways we can challenge these oppressive systems and work towards liberation for all.

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