April 20, 2011

Nicholas Institute Researcher Chosen as a Graduation Speaker

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, April 20, 2011

CONTACT: Erin McKenzie
(919) 613.3652

DURHAM, N.C. -- Christopher Galik, research coordinator at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, has been selected to serve as the alumni speaker at a Duke University graduation ceremony next month.

Galik, who earned his master’s degree in environmental management from Duke’s Nicholas School of Environment, is slated to speak at their annual Recognition Ceremony May 14.

The ceremony will start at 9 a.m. on the Great Lawn, Leon S. Levine Science Research Center. He will join keynote speaker Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change; and a student speaker.

At Duke Galik works with the Nicholas Institute to better document issues associated with on-the-ground implementation of climate and low-carbon energy policy. He also sits on the Alumni Council, an advisory board tasked with helping the Nicholas School Dean grow participation in the school’s Alumni Association.

In addition to his degree from Duke, Galik holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Vassar College.