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A few updates on interesting talks by Professor Peter Ng at this year’s NUS Arts Festival. Appealing to all sorts of faculty students and the public, these talks cover a wide range of issues including an non-exhaustive list of moral, social, environmental issues with local, regional and global consequences. Good stuff.

Life as a Sanctioned Professional Killer by Prof Peter KL Ng
LT 31 NUS Faculty of Science
07 Mar 09
Free Admission
220 pax

In conjunction with The Extinction Room. Prof Peter KL Ng, Director of the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, has in recent years become deeply involved in environmental and conservation biology. In the field of biodiversity science, the killing and preservation of animal specimens for research is an integral part of the discipline. If a biologist’s desire is to conserve – how should this need to kill be rationalized? In a wide ranging talk, these seemingly conflicting aspects will be discussed and hopefully parsimonised.

Admission is free and there are still seats available (: Sign up here.

A list of other events and talks held at the NUS Arts Festival are also found here (use this link to sign up for them as well).

How to get there:
Take SBS Bus 95 from Buona Vista MRT station.
Drop off at the second stop after the bus turns in to NUH/NUS.
See map.

BIOGRAPHYProf Peter Ng worked on his PhD at the National University of Singapore part-time while still an education officer with the Ministry of Education in the 1980s. He joined the then Department of Zoology in 1990, and has been involved in biodiversity and systematics research, primarily with crabs and fish over the last 17 years. Recognised as a international taxonomic expert on these groups, he also works on a wide variety of different biodiversity issues and has become deeply involved in  environmental and conservation biology. He is on the editorial board of over a dozen international journals, as well as being a member of  numerous international biological organizations, notably the international  Commission for Zoological Nomenclature. He is now director of both the  Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research and the Tropical Marine Science  Institute at NUS.


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