Kate Konschnik and Brian Murray will discuss energy and utilities as part of the "Beyond Talking Points: What’s in Store for the New Administration and Congress?" seminar series on March 5.
With the 2020 election now behind us, what can we expect next in Washington, D.C.?
Martin Doyle, director of the Nicholas Institute’s Water Policy Program, will lead this session exploring life within the Executive from his experience at the Department of Interior, and particularly working across Bureaus and other federal agencies such as the USFWS, Corps of Engineers, USDA, and CEQ.
In this talk, Bill Bonvillian will examine some of the basics of the public policy behind, and the government’s role in, the science- and technology-based innovation system.
New Mexico’s water management challenges are complex and one critical attribute of these challenges is the ability of decision makers, water managers and other stakeholders to marshal the data and information necessary to support sustainable water management decisions. In 2019, New Mexico enacted the Water Data Act to identify, share and integrate key water data. This legislation launched the NM Water Data Initiative (WDI), a multi-year effort of communication and collaboration among key agencies and others collecting or managing water data for the state.
The Duke University Oceans and Human Health Initiative is a research and educational program that stands at the crossroads of the environment and human health. In this panel discussion we will discuss our ongoing efforts to 1) leverage the unique biological and biochemical diversity of the marine environment to benefit human health, and 2) understand how our human-induced impacts on the world’s oceans influence our health and nature’s health.
This session will explore pathways for working with foreign governments and institutions to further positive environmental policy outcomes. Jackson Ewing, senior fellow at the Nicholas Institute, will discuss working directly with environmental ministries—with stories from Singapore and China. Jonathan Phillips, director of the Energy Access Project at Duke, will cover tools of U.S. economic influence abroad—focusing on development finance, foreign assistance, and export facilitation—and related priorities of the new administration.