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.
Sylvia Hood Washington, creator and editor-in-chief of the first international environmental health disparities journal Environmental Justice, will speak on "Resilient Resources: Pathways to Sustainable Justice" on the Duke campus April 4.
This event is co-sponsored by the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, the Kenan Institute for Ethics, the Nicholas School of the Environment, and the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute.
In much of the developing world, states fail to collect accurate information on social and political phenomena such as protest activity, the extent and reach of public services, and corruption. Crowd-sourced data—data sourced electronically from disparate individuals or groups—now offers researchers new information on such processes. Alison Post, assistant professor at the University of California-Berkeley, will speak at Duke University on "Crowd-Sourced Data for Comparative Politics: Lessons from the Indian Water Sector" 10-11:30 a.m. April 1.
Come hear five Duke MEM/MBA students who placed first in the Yale Responsible Investing Case Competition and second in the Business for a Better World Case Competition at the World Economic Forum introduce concepts and theories that are driving interest in the field of sustainable investing, March 30 from 4-5 p.m. The students will demonstrate how sustainable investment ideas are being put into practice and discuss how this connects to efforts such as the divestment initiative and management of the Duke endowment.
A reception will follow the discussion.
Growing evidence suggests that poor and minority communities are relatively more vulnerable to environmental pollution. Indiana University's David Konisky will speak at Duke University on "Regulatory Enforcement, Riskscapes and Environmental Justice," 10-11:30 a.m. March 4 in LSRC A247.
Konisky will discuss his research, which finds that state regulatory agencies pursue a mixture of instrumental and political enforcement but that these tactics are applied unevenly across traditional environmental justice communities.
Corey Johnson, an associate professor at the University of North Carolina will speak at Duke University on "Examining the Environment and Development Tradeoffs through the Resource Nexus: The Case of Urban Governance," at 10 a.m. February 26 in Environment Hall, room 1112.
Robert Melchior Figueroa, associate professor of philosophy at Oregon State University, will speak at Duke University on “Arrested Environmental Heritage and Climate Refugees: On the Environmental Justice of Re-Placement,” 10:30 a.m. February 25 in LSRC A158.
Tom Evans, a professor in the Department of Geography and senior fellow with the Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University, will speak at Duke University on "Food Systems Governance, Food Security and Climate Change Adaptation in Africa," 10-11:30 a.m. February 12 in room 1112 of Environment Hall.
Millions of American households suffer an everyday energy crisis, lacking affordable or reliable energy access to adequately heat their homes. Although energy efficiency is seen as the key site of intervention to address energy affordability problems, we know little about energy efficiency disparities. Tony Reames, research fellow at the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan, will discuss this recent work, 10 a.m. Feb. 5 in Environment Hall, room 1112.
Due to the inclement weather forecast, Corey Johnson's Friday lecture on "Examining the Environment and Development Tradeoffs through the Resource Nexus: The Case of Urban Governance," has been rescheduled to Feb. 26 in Environment Hall, room 1112.
Corey Johnson, an associate professor at the University of North Carolina will speak at Duke University on "Examining the Environment and Development Tradeoffs through the Resource Nexus: The Case of Urban Governance," at 10 a.m. January 22 in Environment Hall, room 1112.
Dorothey Daley a professor at the University of Kansas will speak at Duke University on "Exploring Multilevel Climate Governance and Environmental Performance in the United States," at 10 a.m. November 20 in Environment Hall, room 1112.
The long-term and large-scale issues stemming from climate change include scientific, technical, social, and political/policy challenges. In her talk, Daley will explore different types of subnational policy approaches to minimize greenhouse gas emissions.