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2019-2020 Doug and Maggie Walker Environmental Conversations

Environmental Conversations feature prominent environmental leaders and practitioners who share their perspective on real world environmental policymaking.

This initiative is known as Doug and Maggie Walker Environmental Conversations to honor the tremendous impact both Doug and Maggie have had on practical aspects of environmental policy locally, regionally, and nationally.

During 2019-2020, in collaboration with the EarthLab, the Center for Environmental Politics will host three Walker Conversations.

Fall 2019

The Climate Challenge: Is it time to go Nuclear?
Tuesday, October 15, 4:00-6:00,  Allen Library, Petersen Room

Winter 2020

Diversity in Environmental Organizations with Whitney Tome
Tuesday, January 28, 4:00-6:00, Allen Library, Petersen Room

Spring – Postponed to Fall 2020

The Future of Conservation Policy with Peter A. Seligmann
Date TBD, Allen Library, Petersen Room


In 2018-2019, in collaboration with EarthLab, the Center for Environmental Politics hosted three such conversations with Sally Jewell, drawing on her experience in the government, the for-profit and the non-profit sector. Sally Jewell served as U.S. Secretary of the Interior under President Barack Obama. Before serving as Interior Secretary, Jewell was President and CEO of REI. She is currently a Distinguished Fellow at the University of Washington College of the Environment.