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

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. Following four well-attended sessions in the fall, upcoming topics for the spring will include: 

  • Working with foreign governments and U.S. institutions abroad
  • Green banks
  • Environmental justice
  • Electricity policy
  • Federal environmental authorities

Policy Boot Camps will be held on select Friday afternoons in the Grainger Hall Board Room (Room 5109). A reception with free pizza and drinks will follow each session.

While students are encouraged to attend in person, a live stream and video replay will be available on Panopto with a Duke NetID. A video link and more details for each session will be available below.

Scheduled Policy Boot Camps

Date and Time
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location
Grainger Hall, Board Room (Room 5109)

Policy Boot Camp: Environmental Justice

Kay Jowers, senior policy associate in the Nicholas Institute's State Policy Program, and Chris Timmins, professor in the Department of Economics, will explore avenues for working with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and communities to support and resource progress toward environmental justice.

Date and Time
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location
Grainger Hall, Board Room (Room 5109)

Policy Boot Camp: Energy Policy

Jennie Chen, senior counsel at the Nicholas Institute's Climate and Energy Program, will discuss her experience working at organizations that shape energy policy, what they do, and how they work.

Date and Time
Friday, March 27, 2020 - 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location
Grainger Hall, Board Room (Room 5109)

Policy Boot Camp: Federal Environmental Authorities

Kate Konschnik, director of the Nicholas Institute's Climate and Energy Program, will describe the overlapping environmental authorities of U.S. federal agencies and how these institutions work together (or don’t) on far-reaching challenges, as well as unforeseen disasters