Deadline: February 15, 2018

4th annual Duck Family Graduate Workshop in Environmental Politics and 
University of Washington, Seattle
May 16-18, 2018


On May 16-18, 2018, University of Washington’s Center for Environmental
Politics will organize the 4th 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, 2016, and 2017

The EPG Grad workshop provides a venue for advanced doctoral students to present their
work, receive feedback, and network with others working on similar issues. We
will invite select faculty from the University of Washington 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



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 16, 17, and 18.

Participants are responsible for travel expenses.


Application Logistics:

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
to be emailed to <>.

- a letter of support from their graduate advisor to be emailed to

The deadline for submission is February 15, 2018.



-February 15-28, 2018: Center faculty evaluate the proposals.

-March 1, 2018: Participants are formally invited.

-May 5, 2018: Participants email their papers to

-Wednesday, May 16, 2018: Participants arrive; Welcome dinner.

-Thursday, May 17, 2018: Full day Workshop in the Petersen Room (Allen Library,
University of Washington, Seattle) followed by dinner

-Friday, May 18, 2018: Full day Workshop in the Petersen Room (Allen Library,
University of Washington, Seattle) followed by dinner

-Saturday, May 20, 2018: 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;


Aseem Prakash
Professor, Department of Political Science
Walker Family Professor for the College of Arts and Sciences
Founding Director, UW Center for Environmental Politics
39 Gowen Hall, Box 353530
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3530

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