The Biden administration has made clear its goals to address the climate crisis. A key component in tackling climate issues, domestic and abroad, is environmental justice. Environmental justice touches all aspects of life – from the food we put on our tables, the water in our faucets, the communities we live in, even our international affairs, and much more.

In this series, Duke in DC will bring together experts on a variety of topics that have direct or downstream effects on environmental justice, both domestically and abroad. Panelists will consider ways that the U.S. can improve affordability, advance sustainability, and increase access to essential resources as well as provide their recommendations and policy considerations for Congress and the Biden administration.

Duke in DC’s Beyond Talking Points is a seminar series exposing government officials, policy staff at think tanks, NGOs, media, and others in the federal policy community on Capitol Hill and the administration to in-depth discussions on critical issues facing America and the world. Each event features a complex and relevant policy topic to be discussed by a panel of experts from Duke and external organizations.

Registration required or stream on YouTube live.

5/21 at 10 a.m. EDT - Food & Agriculture: Who We Feed and How We Farm

  • Kelly Brownell, Director of the World Food Policy Center, Duke University
  • Norbert L. W. Wilson, Professor of Food, Economics, and Community, Duke Divinity School
  • Corby Kummer, Executive Director of the Food and Society Program, Aspen Institute
  • Moderated by Pipa Elias, Deputy Director of the Environment Program, Walton Family Foundation

5/28 at 10 a.m. EDT - The Role of Environmental Justice in International Trade and Diplomacy

6/4 at 10 a.m. EDT - Infrastructure Priorities: Water’s Role in Promoting Equitable Planning and Investment

Date & Time
Friday, May 21, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Lizzie Devitt

Location: Virtual
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm