Jessica Catto Dialogue | Carl Safina

Join ACES at the Hotel Jerome Ballroom for "Caught in the Same Net; The Ocean and Us,"  a lecture by Carl Safina, renowned ecologist, conservationist, author, and president of the Safina Center at Stony Brook University. This event will reach capacity, so please arrive early to find a seat.
Fisheries, coral reefs, forests, climate change, poverty, literacy for girls, and peace—these are all facets of the same issue.
Drawing on two acclaimed recent books—The View From Lazy Point and A Sea In Flames—scientist/author Dr. Carl Safina will weave a story that is both deeply personal and broadly global. 
Sharing travels that take us from his Long Island beach house to the high Arctic, Antarctica, and across the coastal tropics, Carl will show how the changes he’s witnessed challenge not just nature, but all of humankind.  
Safina will also discuss how science has ethical implications, how religion and science are converging toward common cause on environmental matters, and how moral responses can add momentum toward increasingly crucial solutions. Despite serious trends, there is a path forward. 
Books will be available for signing by the author following the event.
"As people change the world, Carl Safina’s work reveals how the future of living nature and the durability of human dignity are increasingly intertwined. His work probes the science as well as the ethics of our moment with nature… [Carl] has studied nature as a scientist, stood for it as an advocate, and conveyed his travels among sea creatures and coastal people in lyrical non-fiction writing." More info at

Carl has a Ph.D. in Ecology, is author of six books (including Song for the Blue Ocean and Eye of the Albatross) and approximately 200 scientific and popular articles including features in The New York Times and National Geographic. Carl hosts Saving The Ocean on PBS and has received a Pew fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a MacArthur "genius" Prize.


Hotel Jerome Ballroom