September 4, 2018

National Academies Keck Futures Initiative Announces Winners of the NAKFI Challenge

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Lydia Olander, director of the Ecosystem Services Program at Duke's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, is among the recipients of one of three National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) Challenge awards. The project, "Institutionalizing Interdisciplinarity: A Cross-Institutional Network to Synthesize What is Working (and Not) in the Pursuit of Transformative Sustainability Science," aims to create a cross-university network to review and synthesize three central challenges to institutionalizing interdisciplinarity: measuring impact, supporting students, and fostering co-development. The models will be drawn from sustainability science—an emerging field that spans natural and social sciences.