Environmental Policy Seminar Speaker Series

The Environmental Policy Seminar is an interdisciplinary seminar series created in 2015 to allow SPEA faculty and graduate students to share their research ideas, perspectives of their research field, and preliminary findings through semi-formal presentations in a warm intellectual setting.

Spring 2018 Seminar Schedule

Our seminars take place on Fridays, and are comprised of internal and external speakers. Please note the varying times and locations below. All members of the IU community are welcome to attend.

For more information, contact: David Konisky

For speaker bios, click on their names.


January 19, 2-3:30 p.m., SPEA A221 in the O'Neill Center
John D. Graham, "Solving the Federalism Dilemma: The Unusual Role of California in Spurring Clean Cars"


January 26, 2-3:30 p.m., SPEA A221 in the O'Neill Center
Adam Ward and Riley Walsh, "The Evolving Jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act: Past Expansions and Current Challenges"


February 8, 4:00-5:00 p.m., GA 1122 (SGIS)
Daniel Raimi, "The Fracking Debate: The Risks, Benefits, and Uncertainties of the Shale Revolution"


February 23, 12:00-1:30 p.m., SPEA A221 in the O'Neill Center
Jay Shimshack, Title TBA


March 2, 2-3:30 p.m., SPEA A221 in the O'Neill Center
David Molitor, "Long-Run Health Dynamics in the Wake of Disaster: Evidence from Hurricane Katrina"


March 23, 2-3:30 p.m., SPEA A221 in the O'Neill Center
Kerry Ard, "The Effect of Public Opinion on Environmental Policy in the Face of the Environmental Countermovement"


March 28, 2-3:30 p.m., SPEA A221 in the O'Neill Center
Seth Blumsack, "Can Electricity Markets be Designed by Democracy"


April 13, 2-3:30 p.m., SPEA A221 in the O'Neill Center
Doug Noonan, "Justice Implications of Clean Energy Policies: Using Data in a Multi-Level Analysis in the United States to Inform Policy Choices"


April 20, 2-3:30 p.m., SPEA A221 in the O'Neill Center
Zhengyan Li, "Coercion or Cooperation? Federal Response to State Implementation of Clean Water Act and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act"


April 27, 1:00-2:30 p.m., SPEA 272
Andrea Gerlak, "Governing Transboundary Rivers - The Intersection between Science, Policy, and Institutional Design"