Environmental writer Paul Greenberg to speak about ‘The Omega Principle’

Paul Greenberg with Poynter logo.

Paul Greenberg, a bestselling author who focuses on environmental issues, will speak at Yale on Thursday, March 29 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.

Greenberg will take part in two public events during his visit to Yale. He will present a talk, titled “The Omega Principle: Seafood and the Quest for a Longer Life and a Healthier Planet,” at noon in Burke Auditorium at Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect St. Lunch will be provided. Afterward, at 1:15p.m., Greenberg will take part in a Q&A in Rm. 321 in Kroon Hall. The events are free and open to the public.

Greenberg is the author of two award-winning books, and his third book, “The Omega Principle: Seafood and the Quest for a Longer Life and a Healthier Planet,” will be published in July. It investigates omega-3 fatty acids and their history, science, and business.

His first book, “Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food,” was a New York Times bestseller and the winner of the 2011 James Beard Award for writing and literature. In it, Greenberg investigates the four fish that appear often on our menus — salmon, sea bass, cod, and tuna — and how they get from the ocean to our tables.

Greenberg’s TED talk has received over a million views, and he co-wrote a 2017 PBS Frontline documentary called “The Fish on My Plate.” His writing has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Yale Environment 360. Greenberg, himself a fisherman, has been a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow and a Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation. He lives in New York City.

The Poynter Fellowship in Journalism was established by Nelson Poynter, who received his master’s degree in 1927 from Yale. The fellowship brings to campus distinguished reporters, editors and others who have made important contributions to the media. Among recent Poynter fellows are Alison Snyder, Eric Lipton, and Bernard Avishai.

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