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Ian Mitroff

Fables and the Art of Leadership: Applying the Wisdom of Mister Rogers to the Workplace

Ian and Donna Mitroff recorded this Aquacast at the Aquarium on February 27, 2014. Ian Mitroff is an author and a professor at the Marshall Goldsmith School of Management at Alliant University in San Francisco. He is president of the consulting firm Comprehensive Crisis Management.
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Barry Sanders

The Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games

Barry Sanders recorded this Aquacast at the Aquarium on January 13, 2014. International corporate lawyer Barry Sanders is chairman of the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games. He led the effort to bid for the 2016 Olympic Games in Los Angeles and now leads the effort to bring the Games to Los Angeles in 2024.
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Barry Sanders

The World and the Dream of America: Thinking About How Others Think About Us

Perceptions of the United States are complex and emotional, frequently contain internal contradictions, and often change quickly, according to author Barry A. Sanders.
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Nan Ellin

The Tao of Urbanism

Nan Ellin, who spoke at the Aquarium on March 22, 2011, is a professor and chair of the Department of City and Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah. She has served on the faculty of Arizona State University, the University of Cincinnati, Southern California Institute of Architecture, the University of Southern California, and New York University.
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Aubrey Fine

Why We Love Animals: Understanding the Therapeutic Value of Pets in our Lives and in Therapy

Aubrey Fine, who spoke at the Aquarium on June 2, 2011, has been in the field of animal-assisted therapy for more than thirty years. His clinical practice focuses on the treatment of children with developmental, learning, attention, and behavioral disorders. He has been an active faculty member at California State Polytechnic University since 1981.
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Ana Pitchon

Sea Hunters or Sea Farmers? Transitions in Modern Fisheries

Ana Pitchon is an assistant professor of anthropology at CSU Dominguez Hills. She specializes in marine human ecosystems and fisheries policy, and has held consultancies in the U.S. with NOAA. She is currently working in collaboration with NOAA on issues related to coastal resource dependency as part of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act National Standard 8 research program.
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Ben Sherwood

The Survivor’s Club: The Secrets and Science of the World’s Most Effective Survivors and Thrivers

Ben Sherwood is an author, award-winning journalist, and executive director of TheSurvivorsClub.org. From 2004 to 2006 he worked as executive producer of ABC’s Good Morning America. Sherwood guided prize-winning coverage of the tsunami in Southeast Asia, the devastation of hurricane Katrina, and the presidential election of 2004. His newest book is titled "The Survivors Club".
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Eli Kintisch

The Dawn of the Age of Geoengineering

Eli Kintisch is a reporter for Science magazine, and has also written for Slate, Discover, MIT Technology Review and The New Republic. His reporting on geoengineering has included stories on Bill Gates funding planet-hacking research, DARPA exploring the idea, and a week-long historic meeting in 2010 to begin to draft voluntary rules on the concept. His new book, Hack the Planet, taps such first-hand experiences to draw a thorough portrait of this emerging field.
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Jim Sanchirico

Rights and Responsibilities in Marine Adaptation Policy

Sanchirico is a professor of environmental science and policy at the University of California, Davis and a nonresident fellow of Resources for the Future in Washington DC, non-profit environmental policy think-tank. He received his Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California, Davis.
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Woodrow “Woody” Clark II

Sustainable Communities

Dr. Clark founded Clark Strategic Partners in 2004 and has served as energy advisor for the LA Community College District. Currently he is co-chair of CleanTech Institute at the University of California, Berkeley Haas Business School Executive Program. In 2007, Clark was a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize due to his co-authorship and co-editorship for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) from 1995-2000.

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