Duck Family Graduate Workshop

Lake and Forest

2nd Annual Duck Family Graduate Workshop
Seattle, WA, May 25-27, 2016

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The annual Duck Family Graduate Workshop provides a venue for doctoral students to present their work, receive feedback, and network. We invite select faculty to serve as resource persons. Our endeavor is to host this event every year.

Why the workshop? Understanding the governance, policy, and political aspects of environmental issues is critical for addressing environmental challenges. The multi-disciplinary nature of environmental research poses a challenge for scholars to share ideas, concepts, and findings across relevant disciplines. We hope this annual graduate workshop will help overcome these barriers and provide a multi-disciplinary venue for doctoral students to contribute to the study of governance, policy, and political dimensions of environmental issues.

This workshop has been made possible by the support of Gary and Susan Duck.

The 2016 workshop was held on May 25-27, 2016 at the University of Washington campus. We have received 89 high quality submissions from students pursuing graduate studies in top universities located in 10 different countries. These students come from disciplines such political science, public policy, economics, sociology, anthropology, geography, and law along with engineering and environmental sciences. From a very competitive pool, we invited 24 doctoral students who examined environmental governance (actors, institutions, and policies) issues from different perspectives

We are very sorry to report that Susan Duck passed away in December 2015. She was a wonderful individual and, along with her husband Gary, a passionate supporter of the Center for Environmental Politics. Our prayers are with the Duck family and we dedicate this workshop to her memory.


2016 Brochure

2015 Brochure