Center for Environmental Politics Events

Center for Environmental Politics seeks to play a leadership role in producing and disseminating empirical social science research on new modes of environmental politics and governance at local, regional, national, and global levels. Within the University of Washington, it facilitates the social science faculty to build connections, establish networks, and initiate truly multi‐disciplinary conversations about the political and institutional dimensions of environmental challenges. Externally, it seeks to be in the forefront of creating and nurturing a community of social science scholars committed to theoretically informed and empirically rigorous research on environmental politics and governance.The Center hosts eminent faculty located across departments/schools such as political science, geography, philosophy, and international studies. These scholars have written on subjects such as environmental regulations (governmental and non-governmental), policy implementation, environmental markets, political communication, food security, and environmental advocacy. Visit the CEP website.

Past Events


Title Date Time Location
Whatever Happened to the EEZ? Keeping Benefits and Control of Fishing and Fish Processing within National Borders
Evelyn Pinkerton, Simon Fraser University
May 12 12:00pm to 1:30pm Olson Room, Gowen 1A
Contentious Politics in Energy Facility Siting in the US
Hilary Schaffer Boudet, Oregon State University
Apr 7 12:00pm to 1:30pm Olson Room, Gowen 1A
Sustainability and Consumption
Nicole Darnall, Arizona State University
Mar 3 12:00pm to 1:30pm Olson Room, Gowen 1A
Beyond Gridlock: Private Governance Response to Climate Change
Michael Vandenbergh, Vanderbilt University
Feb 3 12:00pm to 1:30pm Olson Room, Gowen 1A
I 732: What happened, What Next?
Yoram Bauman
Jan 20 2:00pm to 3:30pm Olson Room, Gowen 1A
Histories in the Making of Place-in-the-Present: Residential tourism development on the Panamanian Atlantic coast
Sharlene Mollett
Jan 13 12:00pm to 1:30pm Olson Room, Gowen 1 A


Title Date Time Location
Center for Environmental Politics: Which Came First, People or Pollution
Paul Mohai, University of Michigan
Dec 2 12:00pm to 1:30pm Gowen 1A
Center for Environmental Politics: The Organizational Ecology of Advocacy: Environmental Conservation NGOs in Comparative Perspective
Jennifer Hadden, University of Maryland
Nov 4 12:00pm to 1:30pm Gowen 1A
Center for Environmental Politics: How Climate Change Became Controversial
Riley Dunlap, Oklahoma St Univ
Oct 7 12:00pm to 1:30pm Gowen 1A
Decentralization and Deforestation
Krister Andersson, University of Colorado at Boulder
May 13 12:00pm to 1:30pm Smith 40A
After Paris: Will Nations Actually Do Something about Global Climate Change?
David G. Victor, University of California, San Diego
Apr 15 12:00pm to 1:30pm Smith 40A
Polycentricity in Global Governance: A Question of Constitutional Fit?
Michael D. McGinnis, Indiana University, Bloomington
Mar 4 12:00pm to 1:30pm Olson room/Gowen 1A
Radical Presence: Black Faces, White Spaces & Other Stories of Possibility
Carolyn Finney, University of Kentucky
Feb 19 12:00pm to 1:30pm Olson room/Gowen 1A
What Will Homeowners Do? Responses to Tropical Cyclones, Rising Seas, and Other Climate Risks
Debra Javeline (University of Notre Dame)
Jan 22 12:00pm to 1:30pm Gowen 1A


Title Date Time Location
Seeing Across Scales: The New Role of Visualization Tools in Environmental Politics and Governance
Kate O'Neill (UC Berkeley)
Dec 4 12:00pm to 1:30pm Gowen 1A
The Voluntary Partnership Model: Reflections on EPA’s Performance Track and OSHA’s VPP
Cary Coglianese (University of Pennsylvania)
Nov 6 12:00pm to 1:30pm Gowen 1A
Governing Natural Resources: Incentives, Information, Institutions
Arun Agrawal, University of Michigan
Oct 9 12:00pm to 1:30pm Gowen 1A
2015 Wesley Conference on Environmental Politics and Governance May 14 to May 17 University of Washington
Killing Life to Make Life: The Biopolitics of Soil Fumigant
Julie Guthman, UC Santa Cruz
Apr 10 12:00pm to 1:30pm Gowen 1A
2015 Duck Family Graduate Workshop Mar 5 to Mar 7 University of Washington
The Comparative Politics of Carbon Taxation
Kathryn Harrison, University of British Columbia
Feb 27 12:00pm to 1:30pm Gowen 1A
The Global Politics of Climate Change: Challenges for Political Science
Robert Keohane, Princeton University
Jan 26 12:00pm to 1:30pm Petersen Room, Allen Library