Timothy H Profeta

Director in the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
Associate Professor of the Practice in the Sanford School of Public Policy
Director, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
Associate Professor of the Practice in the Sanford School of Public Policy
Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative
Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society
Faculty Fellow in the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Tim Profeta is the founding director of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. Since 2005, the institute has grown into a major nonpartisan player in key environmental debates, serving both the public and private sectors with sound understanding of complex environmental issues. 

Prior to his arrival at Duke, Profeta served as counsel for the environment to Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-CT). As Lieberman’s counsel, he was a principal architect of the Lieberman-McCain Climate Stewardship Act of 2003. He also represented Lieberman in legislative negotiations pertaining to environmental and energy issues, as well as coordinated the senator’s energy and environmental portfolio during his runs for national office. 

Profeta has continued to use his experience on Capitol Hill to engage in the most pertinent debates surrounding climate change. Since 2005, his work has included the development of proposals with four senate offices to contain costs while maintaining environmental integrity under a cap-and-trade program. 

Profeta has served as visiting lecturer at Duke Law School, where he taught a weekly seminar on the evolution of environmental law and the Endangered Species Act. He has also co-taught a course on Corporate Sustainability and Climate Change with the Duke Executive Education Program. Profeta earned a law degree from Duke and an undergraduate degree from Yale University.

Education

  • J.D., Duke University (1997)
  • J.D., Duke University (1997)
  • M.E.M., Duke University (1997)
  • A.B., Yale University (1992)
  • A.B., Yale University (1992)

Mailing Address

Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability
Box 90467
Durham, NC 27708

Street / Delivery Address

Nicholas Institute for Energy, Environment & Sustainability
140 Science Drive
Gross Hall, Suite 101
Durham, NC 27708

919-613-1305 

Sep
29
Location: Page Auditorium, 402 Chapel Drive
Time: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Sep
30
Location: Field Auditorium, Grainger Hall, Circuit Drive
Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Sep
30
Location: Duke Ahmadieh Family Auditorium (Gross Hall) + Livestream
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm