Policy Boot Camps Archive
As the school year comes to a close, the Nicholas Institute is hosting a virtual social hour for Duke students. Join Institute professionals to chat about advice for starting a career in environmental or energy policy, how to search for a job or internship, or anything else that is on your mind.
In this virtual session, 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?