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San Francisco

Ian Urbina, Director of The Outlaw Ocean Project

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There are few remaining frontiers on our planet. But perhaps the wildest, and least understood, are the world’s oceans: too big to police, and under no clear international authority, these immense regions of treacherous water play host to rampant criminality and exploitation.

Join us for a conversation with Ian Urbana, director of The Outlaw Ocean Project, a nonprofit journalism organization based in Washington, D.C., that focuses on environmental and human rights concerns at sea globally.

MLF Organizer
Andrew Dudley

Copies of Urbina's book can be purchased during checkout (U.S. domestic shipping only).

This program has 2 types of tickets available: In-person and online-only. Please pre-register to receive a link to the live-stream event.

Safety Protocols for in-person attendance:

• We follow best practices laid out by the CDC and state and local guidelines.

• All guests, staff, and volunteers must be fully vaccinated and boosted (14 days after receiving the second dose of a 2-dose vaccine series or 14 days after receiving a single dose vaccine and received a booster dose). Guest must show proof of full vaccination with photo I.D.

• N95 Masks (or equivalent) are required at all times indoors (If you do not have one, one will be provided).

• In-person capacity is limited.

• Elevators are limited to a maximum of four (4) people at a time.

Our LEED Gold-certified building is designed to cool with outside air, using digitally controlled moveable windows and large ceiling fans. We are deploying additional HEPA filters inside to scrub the air. This is all in addition to increased cleaning of surfaces throughout the building.

We welcome donations made during registration to support the production of our programs.

MLF: People & Nature

Main image by dexmac / Pixabay.

All ticket sales are final and nonrefundable.

Tue, Feb 1 / 5:30 pm PST

The Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
Toni Reme Rock Auditorium
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

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Ian Urbina
Director, The Outlaw Ocean Project
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Andrew Dudley
Co-Host and Producer, Earth Live; Chair, People & Nature Member-Led Forum, The Commonwealth Club of California—Moderator

5:30 p.m. doors open & check-in
6–7 p.m. program
(all times PST)