UPEP Seminar Series

Join the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and the University Program in Environmental Policy (UPEP) for our seminar series featuring leading experts discussing a variety of pressing environmentally focused topics. Seminars are jointly sponsored by the Nicholas School of the Environment and the Sanford School for Public Policy.

Date and Time
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Location
Grainger Hall, Room 2102

The Creation of Social Norms Under Weak Institutions

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to join the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and the University Program in Environmental Policy for the first presentation of their Fall 2019 seminar series. The featured speaker will be Florian Diekert, junior professor for resource and environmental economics at the University of Heidelberg.

Date and Time
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Location
Grainger Hall, Room 2102

Engagement or Control? The Chinese State’s Burgeoning Presence in Online Environmental Discourse

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to join the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and the University Program in Environmental Policy for the first presentation of their Fall 2019 seminar series. The featured speaker will be Dr. Coraline Goron, an assistant professor of environmental policy at Duke Kunshan University.

Date and Time
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location
Field Auditorium, Grainger Hall (formerly Environment Hall), 9 Circuit Drive, Durham, North Carolina

Living With Wildlife: Insights from Conservation Research, Technology and Education Programs in India

Krithi Karanth presents “Living with Wildlife: Insights from conservation research, technology and education programs in India” on Monday, April 15, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST in Duke University's Field Auditorium in Grainger Hall.

Date and Time
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location
Field Auditorium, Grainger Hall (formerly Environment Hall), 9 Circuit Drive, Durham, North Carolina

Conflict and Coexistence: A Story of People and Elephants in the Okavango

Dr. Amanda Stronza presents "Conflict and Coexistence: A Story of People and Elephants in the Okavango" on Friday, March 29, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. EST in Duke University's Field Auditorium in Grainger Hall.

Date and Time
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location
Field Auditorium, Grainger Hall (formerly Environment Hall), 9 Circuit Drive, Durham, North Carolina

Bringing an Economic Focus to our Nation’s Water Challenges: An RFF Water Initiative

Ann M. Bartuska, Vice President for Land, Water, and nature at Resources for the Future, will present "Bringing an Economic Focus to our Nation’s Water Challenges: An RFF Water Initiative" on Friday, March 22, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. EST in Duke University's Grainger Hall, Room 2102.

Date and Time
Friday, January 25, 2019 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location
Field Auditorium, Grainger Hall (formerly Environment Hall), 9 Circuit Drive, Durham, North Carolina

Beyond Coal? Exploring Global Variation in Protests Against Proposed Coal-Fired Power Plants

Jennifer Hadden, Associate Professor in the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, will present "Beyond Coal? Exploring Global Variation in Protests Against Proposed Coal-Fired Power Plants" on Friday, January 25.
 

Date and Time
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location
Field Auditorium, Grainger Hall (formerly Environment Hall), 9 Circuit Drive, Durham, North Carolina

Quantifying the Rebound Effects of Residential Solar Panel Adoption

Yueming (Lucy) Qiu, assistant professor in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland College Park, will present "Quantifying the Rebound Effects of Residential Solar Panel Adoption" on Friday, December 7.

Date and Time
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location
Field Auditorium, Grainger Hall (formerly Environment Hall), 9 Circuit Drive, Durham, North Carolina

Economic Incentives in Policy for International and Interstate Resources Management

Linda Fernandez, associate professor of environmental and resource economics at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Department of Economics and Center for Environmental Studies, will present "Economic Incentives in Policy for International and Interstate Resources Management" on Friday, November 30.

Date and Time
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location
Field Auditorium, Environmental Hall, 9 Circuit Drive, Durham, North Carolina

The Political Economy of Pricing Carbon for a 2°C World

Joseph E. Aldy, associate professor of public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, university fellow at Resources for the Future, faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and senior advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, will present The Political Economy of Pricing Carbon for a 2°C World on the Duke University campus, Friday, October 12.

Date and Time
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Location
Environment Hall, Room 2102

Future Design: Bequeathing Sustainable Natural Environments and Sustainable Societies to Future Generations

Tatsuyoshi Saijo, program director and member of the Board of Advisors at the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature in Kyoto, Japan, will discuss "Future Design: Bequeathing Sustainable Natural Environments and Sustainable Societies to Future Generations" at Duke University on Friday, September 7.