WHO & WHAT: Ian Urbina, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist for the New York Times, will discuss his book, The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier, which explores the rampantly criminal world that runs lawless on the world’s oceans. Too big to police and under no clear international authority, the oceans’ vastness leaves it open to exploitation. Urbina’s research will be discussed with the nationally-syndicated environmental public radio show, “Living on Earth.”
Urbina has degrees in history and cultural anthropology from Georgetown University and the University of Chicago. Before joining the Times, he was a Fulbright Fellow in Cuba and wrote about the Middle East and Africa for publications like the Los Angeles Times, Vanity Fair, and Harper’s Magazine. He won a George Polk Award for Foreign Reporting and lives in Washington DC with his family.
This event is part of Good Reads on Earth, a series of events where “Living on Earth” hosts do live interviews with authors of the latest environmental books. It is sponsored by the show, UMass Boston School for the Environment, the UMass Boston McCormack Graduate School, and the New England Aquarium.
WHEN: Tuesday, November 5 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m., and there will be a cash bar from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Books will be available for signing and purchase after the presentation.
WHERE: New England Aquarium Simons IMAX Theatre, Central Wharf, Boston
HOW: Pre-registration is encouraged on the Aquarium’s website, www.neaq.org/learn/lectures/upcoming-lectures/ or call 617-973-5200 for more information.
NOTE: The Aquarium Lecture Series is presented free to the public through the generosity of the Lowell Institute. Registration is requested. Most lectures are recorded and available for viewing on the New England Aquarium YouTube channel.