Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

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

Date and Time
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Grainger Hall, Board Room (Room 5109)


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New for the 2019–20 academic year, the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions is offering Policy Boot Camps to share our team's experience directly engaging with decision makers. Duke University students will have the opportunity to learn more about environmental policy making institutions—what they are, how they work, and how to engage them—through informal discussions with Nicholas Institute professionals.

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 Duke Energy Access Project, will cover tools of U.S. economic influence abroad, focusing on development finance, foreign assistance, and export facilitation.

A reception with free pizza and drinks will immediately follow the session. While students are encouraged to attend in person, a live stream and video replay will be available on Panopto with a Duke NetID by clicking here. Questions can be submitted before or during the discussion by emailing