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Date and Time
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location
Zoom Online Meeting

Virtual Social Hour

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.

Date and Time
Friday, April 3, 2020 - 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location
Zoom Online Meeting

Virtual Policy Boot Camp: Federal Environmental Authorities

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

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, 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 7, 2020 - 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location
Grainger Hall, Board Room (Room 5109)

Policy Boot Camp: Green Banks

Jen Weiss, senior policy associate at the Nicholas Institute's Climate and Energy Program, will discuss how green banks are helping to increase investment in clean energy and energy efficiency at the local, state, and national levels.

Date and Time
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location
Grainger Hall, Board Room (Room 5109)

Policy Boot Camp: Foreign Governments and U.S. Institutions Abroad

Jackson Ewing, senior fellow at the Nicholas Institute, and Jonathan Phillips, director of the Duke Energy Access Project, will explore pathways for working with foreign governments and institutions to further positive environmental policy outcomes.

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

Policy Boot Camp: Water and Ecosystem Restoration Policy

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.

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

Policy Boot Camp: International Institutions

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 1, 2019 - 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location
Grainger Hall, Board Room (Room 5109)

Policy Boot Camp: Federal Departments and Agencies

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

Policy Boot Camp: Congress

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?