3rd annual Duck Family Graduate Workshop University of Washington, Seattle May 17-19, 2017
On May 17-19, 2017, University of Washington’s Center for Environmental Politics will organize the 3rd annual Duck Family Graduate Workshop for doctoral students working in the area of environmental politics and governance (EPG). This follows on the highly successful workshop that the Center hosted in 2015 and 2016
The EPG Grad workshop provide a venue for doctoral students to present their work, receive feedback, and network with others working on similar issues. We will invite select faculty from University of Washington and other universities to serve as resource persons.
Why the workshop? Understanding the governance and political aspects of environmental issues is critical for addressing the gamut of environmental challenges. The politics of governance perhaps has become an even more critical factor in the changed political milieu. The multi-disciplinary nature of EPG research often makes it hard to share ideas, concepts, and research methods across relevant disciplines. We hope the annual Duck Family Graduate Workshop will help overcome these barriers and provide a multi-disciplinary venue for doctoral students to become active participants in the community of EPG scholars.
There are no workshop fees and the Center will pay for local expenses, namely each participant’s food and shared hotel lodging (with two participants per room) for three nights, May 17, 18, and 19.
Participants are responsible for travel expenses.
This workshop will be most useful for doctoral students who have made substantial progress in their graduate studies: that is, they are able to present a fully developed paper or their dissertation prospectus. The students need to submit:
- an abstract (about 800 – 1,000 words) of a paper or dissertation prospectus;
- a letter of support from their graduate advisor. Applicants should upload the above material using the form available here:
The deadline for submission is February 15, 2017.
-February 15-28, 2017: Center faculty evaluate the proposals.
-March 1, 2017: Participants are formally invited.
-May 5, 2017: Participants email their papers to
-Wednesday, May 17, 2017: Participants arrive; Welcome dinner.
-Thursday, May 18, 2017: Full day Workshop in the Petersen Room (Allen Library, University of Washington, Seattle) followed by dinner
-Friday, May 19, 2017: Full day Workshop in the Petersen Room (Allen Library, University of Washington, Seattle) followed by dinner
-Saturday, May 20, 2017: Departure.
The Center for Environmental Politics is excited to organize this unique event focused on furthering graduate training and education. Should you have any questions, feel free to email Aseem Prakash; firstname.lastname@example.org.