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 SMC Global Citizenship is proud to welcome three speakers as part of the National Geographic Live series.

Please note: these events are only open to Santa Monica College students, faculty, and staff.  SMC ID will be required to attend this event.  If you are interested in seeing one of the speakers below, but are not a student, faculty, or staff member of SMC, you may purchase tickets to the Broad Stage performances here:

Upcoming Events:

Steve Winter: On The Trail of Big Cats: Tigers, Cougars, and Snow Leopards

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 11:15 AM, HSS 165

Steve Winter in the field Brazil CR Steve WinterTiger Mother and Cub CR Steve Winter

Photographs courtesy Steve Winter

Go around the world in search of big cats with award-winning photographer
Steve Winter. A determined explorer, Winter will lead you from Asian jungles
where resilient tiger populations persist, to the Himalaya, home of the rare snow
leopard. Follow him into the rainforests of Latin America to view the elusive
jaguar⎯and to Hollywood in pursuit of the American cougar. He’ll share both
dangerous and lighter moments: from getting stuck in quicksand to mishaps with
remote-controlled cameras. Co-author of the new National Geographic book Tigers Forever,
Winter’s mission is to share the beauty of big cats while working to save them.


Mike Libecki and Cory Richards: Untamed Antarctica

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 11:15 AM, HSS 165

Mike Libecki and Cory Richards CR Cory RichardsIce field with mountains in distance CR Cory Richards
Photographs courtesy Cory Richards

Few had seen it, and no one had ever set foot on it. Those factors made Bertha’s
Tower, a 2,000-foot spire in Antarctica’s remote Wohlthat Range, irresistible to a
small team of accomplished climbers led by veteran Mike Libecki.
Irresistible⎯but also nearly inaccessible. As reported in the September 2013
National Geographic, Libecki, climber-photographer Cory Richards, and two
colleagues battled extreme cold, furious katabatic winds, and fickle weather in an
epic, ten-day climb to the summit. Join Libecki and Richards for a humorous but
gripping firsthand account of this first ascent at the bottom of the world.


David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes: Coral, Fire, and Ice

 Thursday, February 19, 2014, 11:15 AM, Location TBD

David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes CR Kelly Stremmel Feather star crinoids Kimbe Bay CR David Doubilet
Photographs courtesy Kelly Stremmel (left) and David Doubilet (right)

 Explore rarely seen undersea worlds with two photographers creating a visual
voice for the world’s oceans. David Doubilet is a legend in underwater
photography. Together with his wife and underwater partner, photojournalist
Jennifer Hayes, he has explored three unique marine environments for National
Geographic. Join them to explore the rich and diverse waters of Kimbe Bay,
Papua New Guinea, part of the “coral triangle.” Follow them into the world
beneath the Antarctic ice, then north to the Gulf of St. Lawrence to see whales,
wolfish and harp seals. Together, they’ll go beyond the published stories to share
the reality of “behind-the-camera” adventures.


Past Events:

Bryan Smith: The Lens of Adventure

Bryan-Smith and camera platform suspended from trees Copyright Reel Water Productions
Photograph courtesy Reel Water Productions

Santa Monica College and Global Citizenship would like to thank Bryan Smith
and the National Geographic Live team for a great presentation!
This event took place on December 5, 2013.

Mireya Mayor: Pink Boots and a Machete

Mireya Mayor with pink boots Copyright Brent Stirton
Photograph by Brent Stirton
Santa Monica College and Global Citizenship would like to thank Mireya Mayor
and the National Geographic Live team for another great presentation!
This event took place on March 6, 2014.

Jodi Cobb: Stranger in a Strange Land

Jodi-Cobb on assignment Copyright Viron
Photograph courtesy Viron
Santa Monica College and Global Citizenship would like to thank Jodi Cobb
and the National Geographic Live team for another great presentation!
This event took place on May 1, 2014.
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