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.

For the fall semester, 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. Those institutions include: 

  • Congress 
  • International institutions 
  • U.S. departments and agencies

The Policy Boot Camps will be held in the Grainger Hall Board Room (Room 5109), with a reception to follow each session.

Scheduled Policy Boot Camps

Date and Time
Friday, October 25, 2019 - 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location
Grainger Hall, Board Room (Room 5109)

Policy Boot Camp

Tim Profeta, director of the Nicholas Institute, will take a closer look at Congress: What is a congressional office vs. a congressional committee? Do staffers really matter? And what is the congressional calendar and when to engage?

Date and Time
Friday, November 1, 2019 - 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location
Grainger Hall, Board Room (Room 5109)

Policy Boot Camp

Robert Bonnie, a Nicholas Institute executive in residence and former Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will discuss how federal departments and agencies are organized and operate.

Date and Time
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location
Grainger Hall, Board Room (Room 5109)

Policy Boot Camp

John Virdin, director of the Nicholas Institute's Ocean and Coastal Policy Program, will introduce participants to international institutions and discuss what they do and how they differ from each other.

Date and Time
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location
Grainger Hall, Board Room (Room 5109)

Policy Boot Camp

Martin Doyle, director of the Nicholas Institute's Water Policy Program, will lead this session discussing the best mechanism for affecting water and ecosystem restoration policy.