AFLSE Washington, DC: Presentation on "Save the Oceans: Feed the World"
The Washington DC Chapter of the AFLSE will host Andrew Sharpless, CEO of Oceana, for a presentation entitled "Save the Oceans: Feed the World"
World population is expected to reach 9 billion people by 2050. By the same time, it's projected that humanity must increase food production by 70%. Yet, as terrestrial resources become increasingly limited and global fish catch continues to decline, an obvious question arises: How will we feed our growing population?
In this session, Andrew Sharpless will explain how saving the oceans may be the answer. Mr. Sharpless will discuss how a fully productive ocean can benefit both the environment and humanity, how it can responsibly feed 700 million people a day, and what it will take to get there.
Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
Mayer Brown LLP
1999 K Street, NW
An advance RSVP is required and must be received by noon on September 25th - all attendee's full names, including guests, must be provided in advance for admittance to the lecture. Space is limited.
Free for AFLSE member and one guest of member/$10 per person non-members and additional guests.
About Andrew Sharpless
Andrew Sharpless has led Oceana since 2003 as its Chief Executive Officer. Oceana, founded in late 2001, has grown in that time to be the largest international conservation organization fully dedicated to protecting the oceans.
Sharpless holds degrees from Harvard Law School, the London School of Economics, and Harvard College and is an advocate and a manager with wide leadership experience in business and NGO start-ups. He served as Executive Vice President of Discovery.com, the online division of Discovery Communications, the cable television programmer behind The Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Discovery Health and The Travel Channel.
Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of the initial management team which launched RealNetworks, the company which pioneered online streaming media. As VP at the Museum of Television & Radio in New York City, he helped manage its move to a new and expanded Philip Johnson-designed building in midtown Manhattan.
Sharpless was a management consultant at McKinsey & Co., working for a variety of corporate, non-profit, and governmental clients. As an advocate, Sharpless joined People for the American Way shortly after its founding, serving as deputy director of development. He was a grassroots organizer for the Center for Study of Responsive Law, and the leader of the launch of the Wisconsin Citizens Utility Board. His volunteer work includes serving as trustee and treasurer of Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.
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