Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
Policy Boot Camps

Policy Boot Camps

The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions offers Policy Boot Camps to share our team's experience directly engaging with decision makers. The sessions give Duke University 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 2020–21 academic year with a session on the Supreme Court in October. A full slate will be offered during the spring semester.

Past topics include: 

  • Congress
  • Federal departments and agencies
  • International institutions
  • Water and ecosystem restoration policy
  • Working with foreign governments and U.S. institutions abroad
  • Green banks
  • Environmental justice
  • Electricity policy
  • Federal environmental authorities

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

Additional Policy Boot Camps will be scheduled soon. Follow us to keep up-to-date on Nicholas Institute events.

See the archive of Policy Boot Camp sessions and recordings.