Waves of Change: Challenges and Solutions for the Ocean

Mack Lipkin Man and Nature Series Panel Discussion

Our oceans face more threats than ever from overfishing, pollution, and climate change. Yet a number of innovative solutions have been proposed in the last few years, that can make a difference in how we think about protection of marine environments, how we manage fishing and consumer choices, and indeed how we frame our very relationship to coastal and marine environments. 

During this special evening panel, we panelists explored how managing the oceans through innovative policies and conservation approaches can help sustain seascapes and species — including the billions of people who depend on the ocean for their livelihoods and well-being. Video coming soon! 


Jeremy Jackson

Jeremy Jackson

Professor of Oceanography Emeritus, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Senior Scientist Emeritus, the Smithsonian Institution

A leader in the study of marine environments, Jeremy is known for his understanding of threats and solutions to human impacts on the oceans.

Naia Lewis

Naiʻa-Ulumaimalu Lewis

Creative Director, 84 and Sunny & Coordinator, Big Ocean

As a social entrepreneur, artist, and native Hawaiian practitioner, Nai'a uses creative strategies to empower communities and develop cross-cultural initiatives for effective conservation solutions.

Merry Camhi

Merry Camhi

Director, Wildlife Conservation Society New York Seascape

Leading the first WCS seascape in North America and serving as a member of the IUCN Shark Specialist Group, Merry is a recognized expert in marine conservation and management of large ocean fishes, and sharks in particular. 

Ana Porzecanski

Ana Luz Porzecanski (Moderator)

Director, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History


Event Details

Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Time: Doors open at 6 pm, program begins at 6.30 pm
Location: Kaufmann Teather. Enter at the Museum's 77th street entrance
Tickets: This event is free and open to the public

The Mack Lipkin Man and Nature Series was established in honor of Dr. Mack Lipkin, Sr., by his many friends and admirers. Dr. Lipkin was a physician who was a gentle and powerful force in advancing the most humane and caring practices of medicine.

This free public event is organized as a part of the Student Conference on Conservation Science-New York 2017.