Oceanography, Happiness and Terrorism – All at Tonight’s Lucid NYC

If you haven’t checked out Lucid NYC‘s enticing monthly presentation/party/thought-sparking event, tonight is a good night to catch it.  They are back at Drom Lounge (85 Ave. A) and are offering great bar and food specials beginnig at 7pm. Not to mention live music from Mulebone and so much more.  This month’s presenters include:

David Gallo - one of the first oceanographers to use a combination of submarines and robots to map the undersea world. The Director of Special Projects at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, he has taken part in an exploration of RMS Titanic and the German battleship Bismarck using the Russian MIR submarines, as well as a recent expedition to find the lost WWII submarine USS Grunion.

Gretchen Rubin – the best-selling writer whose book, The Happiness Project, is the account of the year she spent test-driving studies and theories about how to be happier.

She is also the author of the bestselling Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill; Forty Ways to Look at JFK; Power Money Fame Sex: A User’s Guide; and Profane Waste. (She has three dreadful unpublished novels locked in a drawer.)

Evan Kohlmann – an international terrorism consultant with years of experience tracking and analyzing Al-Qaida and other global terrorist movements. Mr. Kohlmann’s latest book, Al-Qaida’s Jihad in Europe: The Afghan-Bosnian Network, relates the story of how radical terrorist groups based in Afghanistan used the Balkans as a jumping point to expand into North America and Western Europe by training a clandestine army of North African terror sleeper cells.