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March 2015

Grading Cuba on the Environment

March 10, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW
Washington, 20045 United States
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 9, 2015 NPC Newsmaker Program MEDIA ADVISORY TO: Daybooks/Calendar/Correspondents/Assignment Editors/Press Offices GRADING CUBA ON THE ENVIRONMENT: THE ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL IN WASHINGTON WASHINGTON, DC – Marine biologist Dr. David E. Guggenheim (President, Ocean Doctor), who will present the Environmental Film Festival program, “Frozen in Time: Cuba’s Pristine Coral Reefs and Their Future After the Embargo,” on March 10. He will discuss Cuba’s exceptionally healthy and vibrant coral reefs that stand in contrast to their decline in…

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Frozen in Time: Cuba’s Pristine Coral Reefs and Their Future After the Embargo

March 19, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Gala Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St., NW
Washington, 20010 United States
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Presented with the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development Discussion with Marine Biologist Dr. David E. Guggenheim and Cuban representatives “60 Minutes” Segment with Anderson Cooper Cuba’s exceptionally healthy and vibrant ecosystems illustrate the advantages of Cuba’s taking a different path from its more industrialized neighbors. Despite the dramatic decline of Caribbean coral reefs, Cuba’s reefs remain astonishingly healthy, especially in an area known as Gardens of the Queen, Cuba’s first marine protected area, now a National Park and one…

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Love and Hope Among Caribbean Reefs

March 21, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of Natural History, Johnson IMAX Theatre, 10th St. & Constitution Ave.
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Join renowned coral reef ecosystem experts, Drs. Nancy Knowlton and Jeremy Jackson, along with Ocean Doctor founder and president, Dr. David E. Guggenheim, for a film presentation and discussion about the fate of coral reefs in the Caribbean. A major 2014 report authored by Jackson and a team he led reveals a 50 percent decline in corals across the Caribbean since 1970. The situation is dire, but there are reasons for hope. One of them: Cuba where its coral reefs…

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May 2015

How Cuba Went Green: What Cuba can Teach Us about Sustainability and What their Future Holds

May 28, 2015 - June 6, 2015
How Cuba Went Green

Based on the success of this trip, additional trips are planned for 2016:Based on the success of this first trip, two additional trips are already scheduled for 2016: March 31 - April 9, 2016December 1-10, 2016Booking requests are now being accepted. Book early to ensure your spot for this unique experience. Join Cross Cultural Journeys Foundation, Ocean Doctor and The Baum Foundation on an exciting People to People exploratory journey as we explore the history, culture and sustainable practices of…

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June 2015

The Promise and Potential for Collaborative Marine Conservation with Cuba

June 9, 2015 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Newseum, Knight Conference Center, 555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Capitol Hill Oceans Week 2015

Special Lunch Session Following the dramatic December 2014 announcement by President Obama, the U.S. and Cuba are working toward normalized diplomatic relations for the first time in a half century. Prior to the announcement, among the few points of U.S. engagement with Cuba had been in marine research and conservation. With the announcement, the opportunities to expand collaborative marine research, conservation and education are profound and immediate. And the imperative could not be greater. While significant marine resource degradation has…

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September 2015

Newport Aquarium, Kentucky: Lessons from the DEEP by Dr. Guggenheim

September 9, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Newport Aquarium, One Aquarium Way
Newport, KY 41071 United States
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Marine Biology & Conservation Lecture Series - Newport Aquarium, Kentucky

Marine Biology & Conservation Lecture Series - Newport Aquarium, KentuckyDr. David E. GuggenheimLessons from the Deep: What the Oceans are Telling Us and Why it MattersSeptember 9, 2015Dr. David E. Guggenheim is a marine scientist, conservation policy specialist, submarine pilot, ocean explorer and educator. Guggenheim holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Public Policy from George Mason University in Virginia, a Master’s in Aquatic and Population Biology from University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Master’s in Regional Science and…

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November 2015

Cuba Facing Forward: Balancing Transition with Development in the Caribbean’s Most-Watched Nation

November 14, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Harvard University – William James Hall, Room B-1, 33 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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While the event is free to attend, we appreciate support in producing the event. Please click on the link below to provide a tax deductible donation. Even if you can’t make it, your donation will help us produce content you (and others) will be able to access later.DATE AND TIME: November 14, 2015 – 9:00am-6:00pmLOCATION: William James Hall, Room B-1, Harvard University, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138OVERVIEWAGENDAPANELSOVERVIEWThe thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations is creating space for dramatic change and improvement…

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December 2015

7th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit

December 1, 2015 - December 3, 2015
Casa Marina, 500 Reynolds Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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southeast florida regional compact climate change

Ocean Doctor president, Dr. David E. Guggenheim, will be the keynote speaker at the 7th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit December 1-3, 2015 in Key West, Florida.The annual summit is coordinated by the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, a partnership between Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe and Palm Beach counties, their municipalities and other partners.The Climate Leadership Summit is a major regional event focused on facilitating climate-related collaboration and knowledge sharing. The summit attracts innovative thinkers and leaders from business, government,…

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14th Annual Cuba in U.S. Foreign Policy Conference – Havana

December 14, 2015 - December 16, 2015
Raúl Roa García Higher Institute of International Relations, Calzada Nº 308 esquina H, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución
La Habana, Cuba
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CIPI - Cuba

Ocean Doctor president, Dr. David E. Guggenheim, will present "The Cuba-U.S. Sustainability Partnership (CUSP): Ensuring Cuba’s Sustainable Future as Relations Normalize with the U.S." at the 14th annual "Cuba in U.S. Foreign Policy Conference" December 14-16, 2015 in Havana, Cuba at the Dr. C. Pelegrín Torras de la Luz conference room of the Raúl Roa García Higher Institute of International Relations in Havana, Cuba.The Research Center for International Politics (CIPI) will be hosting the 14th edition of the series of…

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February 2016

22nd Annual Public Interest Environmental Conference “Five Oceans, One Earth”

February 11, 2016 - February 13, 2016
Levin College of Law, University of Florida, 309 Village Drive
Gainesville, FL 32611 United States
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Public Interest Environmental Conference 2016

“Five Oceans, One Earth” is the theme of the 22nd annual Public Interest Environmental Conference at UF Law. The keynote speakers will be New York Times writer Ian Urbina, whose series, “Outlaw Oceans,” has been highly praised for its in-depth and revealing look at the intersection of human trafficking and illegal fishing, and David Guggenheim, a marine scientist, conservation policy specialist, ocean explorer and founder and president of Ocean Doctor, a nonprofit ocean conservation organization.The conference will also feature numerous…

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