Public Policy Events at Duke

The Purveyors of Green: The Organizational Legitimacy of Eco-Labels and Sustainability Ratings
Friday, April 18, 2014 10:00 AM // 11:30 AM
Graham Bullock, assistant professor at Davidson College, will present a talk titled "The Purveyors of Green: The Organizational Legitimacy of Eco-Labels and Sustainability Ratings" at Duke April 18. Many government agencies, advocacy organizations, and for-profit companies have established their own metrics of sustainable product and corporate performance. This talk will explore the concepts of legitimacy and accountability, and discuss them in the context of original research on existing product eco-labels and sustainability ratings, such as ENERGY STAR, LEED, and the Forest Stewardship Council. This talk is part of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and the University Program in Environmental Policy seminar series featuring leading experts discussing a variety of pressing environmentally focused topics.
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Visions for Successful K-12 Education in North Carolina: A discussion with Governor Pat McCrory's Senior Advisor on Education Eric Guckian and N.C. Representative Graig Meyer
Monday, April 21, 2014 2:45 PM // 4:00 PM
Sanford 223, Rhodes Conference Room
A discussion with North Carolina Representative Graig Meyer and Eric Guckian, Governor Pat McCrory's senior advisor on education
Contact: Layko, Erika
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Morris Fellows Presentations
Monday, April 21, 2014 4:00 PM // 5:00 PM
Rubenstein Hall 200
The Jacqueline Anne Morris Fellows will present their research.
Contact: Pollock, Barbara 613-9266
Energy Security in the Era of Climate Change
Monday, April 21, 2014 5:00 PM // 6:30 PM
Sanford Fleishman Commons
Climate change poses a growing threat to American energy security, adding an increasingly urgent layer to an already complex geopolitical issue. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman will outline the challenges and set out the vision and necessary actions for a future where Americans will drive the innovations and investments that will promote jobs and prosperity while addressing our technological, environmental and security needs
Contact: Lillard, Margaret 613-0436
The Referendum on Scottish Independence
Monday, April 21, 2014 6:00 PM // 7:00 PM
Sanford 223, Rhodes Conference Room
Professor Christopher Carman, head of the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow will talk about the Scottish referendum. If passed, the referendum would make Scotland an independent country and no longer part of the United Kingdom. The vote will take place in September. This event is free and open to the public and sponsored by the Sanford School undergraduate program. Refreshments will be served. Contact Meghann Lail,
Contact: Lindsley, Mary
Teju Cole: The Crisis of Equality in the Age of Social Media
Thursday, April 24, 2014 7:30 PM // 9:30 PM
Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium
The 2014 Kenan Distinguished Lecturer will be Teju Cole, author of the PEN/Hemingway Award winning novel Open City. Cole is a writer, art historian, photographer, and Distinguished Writer in Residence at Bard College.The talk will touch on the personal and global themes raised in Open City and will incorporate other topics, such as population pressure in the city of Lagos, the use of Twitter as an activist space during the Arab revolutions, and the recent testimony by drone victims before the US congress.The annual Kenan Distinguished Lecture in Ethics brings a distinguished speaker to campus to address moral issues of broad social and cultural significance.
Contact: Scott, Katherine
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Panel - Cass R. Sunstein: "The Most Dangerous Man in America"
Friday, April 25, 2014 11:00 AM // 12:30 PM
Sanford 04
The Duke Center for International Development and the Sanford School of Public Policy invite you to a panel discussion on Cass R. Sunstein's book, Simpler: The Future of Government, which proposes that simplifying government leads to smarter regulations and a healthier, happier and more prosperous population. Join us as a panel of Sanford faculty discuss the ideas of the man who spent three years as President Obama¿s "regulatory czar" and was once called "the most dangerous man in America" by Glenn Beck. Panelists include Elizabeth Ananat, Nicholas Carnes, Amar Hamoudi, Marc Jeuland and moderator Mac McCorkle. Lunch will be provided. RSVP online at
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Update on China's CO2 Pilot Cap and Trade Programs
Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:00 PM // 1:30 PM
Richard Morgenstern, senior fellow at Resources for the Future, will present a talk titled "Update on China's CO2 Pilot Cap and Trade Programs" at Duke May 1. In less than three decades China has developed from a relatively poor country to become the world¿s second-largest economy after the U.S. Recognizing that the resulting damages to human health and the environment are increasingly unacceptable both at home and abroad, Chinese authorities have embarked on a number of efforts to improve overall environmental conditions while maintaining strong economic growth. A key element of this new strategy is a series of pilot cap and trade programs to reduce CO2 emissions in the highly industrialized, mostly eastern section of the country. The near term aim of the pilots is to reduce emissions and to build the institutions necessary for long run operation of a trading regime. This talk is part of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and the University Program in Environmental Policy seminar series featurin
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Child Policy Research Certificate Commencement
Friday, May 9, 2014 2:30 PM // 3:30 PM
Rubenstein Hall 200
Child Policy Research certificate students will receive their certificates during a short ceremony.
Contact: Pollock, Barbara 613-9266

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