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Date and Time
Friday, June 4, 2021 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location
Webinar

Infrastructure Priorities: Water’s Role in Promoting Equitable Planning and Investment

Martin Doyle, Director of the Water Policy Program, will speak at "Infrastructure Priorities: Water’s Role in Promoting Equitable Planning and Investment," part of the virtual event series Beyond Talking Points: Policy Solutions for Environmental Justice. The event will feature faculty experts from across Duke and the Aspen Institute to discuss the connection between environmental justice and a variety of other policy areas.

Date and Time
Friday, May 28, 2021 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location
Webinar

The Role of Environmental Justice in International Trade and Diplomacy

Jackson Ewing, Senior Fellow, will speak at "The Role of Environmental Justice in International Trade and Diplomacy," part of the virtual event series Beyond Talking Points: Policy Solutions for Environmental Justice. The event will feature faculty experts from across Duke and the Aspen Institute to discuss the connection between environmental justice and a variety of other policy areas.

Date and Time
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Location
Webinar

The Global Plastic Pollution Pandemic

Since its popularization in the 1950s, plastic use has skyrocketed due to its low cost and versatility, and it has become widely used in many sectors from packaging to the automotive industry. However, due to plastic’s longevity and resistance to decomposition, its widespread use has led to an epidemic of mismanaged waste. This plastic waste is entering the ocean at a rate of around 11 million metric tons a year, where it harms marine life, damages habitats, affects food safety and quality, and threatens human health.

Date
Thursday, April 15, 2021 to Friday, April 16
Location
Online Event

2021 Fortin Foundation Bass Connections Virtual Showcase

Join the 2021 Fortin Foundation Bass Connections Virtual Showcase to celebrate the accomplishments of 2020–2021 Bass Connections project teams. The Virtual Showcase will be divided into three synchronous sessions over two days.

Date and Time
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Location
Online event

Film Discussion: Beyond Zero

Register to join a discussion with Beyond Zero director Nathan Havey, executive producer Diana Propper de Callejon, and Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions director Tim Profeta. This event is organized by Sustainable Duke, the EDGE Center at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, and the Duke University Energy Initiative.
 
This event is open to current Duke students, faculty, and staff. Registrants will receive a link to screen the film (good through April 14) and link to join the panel discussion.

Date and Time
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location
Webinar

Deep Sea Mining: Assessing Challenges and Opportunities

An important international policy struggle is underway, one that is invisible to most citizens. Countries are preparing to mine the ocean floor in the deep sea, hoping to secure minerals that are deemed important to supporting a modern economy.

Date and Time
Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location
Webinar

Making Peace with Nature: A Global Endeavor We Can Achieve

Marking its 75th anniversary, in January 2020, the United Nations (UN) launched a global consultation of 1.5 million survey respondents from over 195 countries and territories with the aim of gathering information about perceptions and aspirations concerning the world we want. In the framework of the Rethinking Diplomacy Program, the Duke Center for International and Global Studies (DUCIGS) has launched a UN75 webinar series to address key issues of global concern highlighted by the global consultation.

Date
Monday, April 5, 2021 to Saturday, April 10
Location
Online Event

Enviro-Art Gallery 2021

The Enviro-Art Gallery presents art as a call to action, working to connect people to places, ecosystems, and international experiences of nature through engaging visual dialogues.
 

Date and Time
Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Location
Webinar

The Power of Deserts

The oil-rich countries of the Arabian/Persian Gulf currently face a dual challenge. As climate predictions for their region suggest conditions could become intolerable later this century, renewable energy stands to eclipse demand for oil. What if these countries decide it’s in their best interest to turn away from oil, harness their immense solar potential, and emerge as vanguards of global climate action?

Date and Time
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location
Online Event

Virtual Policy Boot Camp: Foreign Governments and U.S. Institutions Abroad

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.

Date and Time
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location
Webinar

Exploring the Foundations: Basics of Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy

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.

Date and Time
Friday, March 5, 2021 - 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location
Online Event

Virtual Policy Boot Camp: Water and Ecosystem Restoration Policy

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.

Date and Time
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 12 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location
Online Event

Bass Connections Works in Progress Symposium

This virtual event will feature presentations by student team members from eight 2020-2021 Bass Connections project teams that are currently tackling research related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date and Time
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location
Online Webinar

Energy in Emerging Markets Career Talks – Government & Development Banks

Duke students, are you curious about careers related to energy access and transitions in low- and middle-income countries? The Duke University Energy Initiative and the Energy Access Project invite all Duke undergraduate and graduate students to come hear from professionals (including several Duke alumni!) about their orgs, roles, career journeys, and advice.

Date and Time
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location
Online Event

Virtual Policy Boot Camp: International Institutions

In this session, John Virdin, director of the Nicholas Institute's Ocean and Coastal Policy Program, will introduce participants to international institutions and discuss what they do and how they differ from each other. Institutions covered will include the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Date and Time
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location
Online Webinar

Energy in Emerging Markets Career Talks – Private & Non-Profit Sectors

Duke students, are you curious about careers related to energy access and transitions in low- and middle-income countries? The Duke University Energy Initiative and the Energy Access Project invite all Duke undergraduate and graduate students to come hear from professionals (including several Duke alumni!) about their orgs, roles, career journeys, and advice.

Date and Time
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location
Online Event

Virtual Policy Boot Camp: Congress

In this session, Tim Profeta, Director of the Nicholas Institute, will take a closer look at Congress:

  • What is a congressional office vs. a congressional committee?
  • Do staffers really matter?
  • The congressional calendar and when to engage.
Date and Time
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location
Online Webinar

Fireside Chat with Ambassador Virginia Palmer

Ambassador Palmer, Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Energy Resources at the U.S. Department of State, will speak about her experience as a career foreign service officer, the State Department’s efforts to advance the global energy transformation, and career opportunities for new and recent graduates. Organized by the Duke University Energy Initiative and the Nicholas School of the Environment. Open to all. Advance registration required.

Date and Time
Friday, January 29, 2021 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location
Online Event

2021 Bass Connections Virtual Fair

Before applying for 2021-2022 Bass Connections projects, we invite all Duke undergraduates and graduate/professional students to learn more about each team through our website and virtual fair on January 29th. These Zoom sessions are designed to provide the opportunity for students to meet the team leader(s) and ask questions specific to the project.

Date and Time
Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Location
Webinar

Community Conversation: Election 2020 – What Now?

As part of the Nicholas School of the Environment's Leading the Change speaker series, Robert Bonnie and Tim Profeta will discuss how a Presidential transition to a new Administration or to the second term of an existing Administration works.