Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
Policy Boot Camps
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Policy Boot Camps

The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions offers Policy Boot Camps for Duke University students to share our team's experience directly engaging with decision makers. The sessions give students 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.

Policy Boot Camps are returning for the Spring 2021 semester with four sessions that will cover: 

  • Congress
  • Working with foreign governments and U.S. institutions abroad
  • Water and ecosystem restoration policy
  • International institutions

Policy Boot Camps are held virtually via Zoom on select Friday afternoons. A Duke email address is required to register.
 
If you have not attended a Policy Boot Camp before, you can read about what to expect in this article.

Scheduled Policy Boot Camps

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
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.