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Building a Just Foundation for Our Energy Transition:
An Expert Panel Event

Monday, November 8, 2021
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM EST

in partnership with the Sanford Energy and Environment Club

How can we keep equity and justice at the forefront while advancing a nationwide transition to renewable energy?

Duke University students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend a panel discussion on this topic organized by Sanford School of Public Policy's Energy & Environment Club. Get insights from experts whose organizations are working on this issue in an effort to ensure a more just and sustainable future for our economy, communities, and energy grid.

Info about panelists coming soon!

Attendees will be invited to enjoy light refreshments on the outdoor patio between Sanford and Rubenstein after the panel discussion (use door on the 2nd floor of Sanford).

Organized as part of Energy Week at Duke. Attendees will be expected to abide by Duke's current COVID policies on masking and social distancing.


Kay Jowers
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Senior Policy Associate, State Policy Program at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Kay Jowers is a senior policy associate at Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. Her work focuses on analyzing state regulatory and policy approaches to addressing environmental issues and engages with environmental equity, ethics, and justice in particular. She co-directs the Environmental Justice Lab, a collaboration with the Duke Economics Department.

Before joining the Nicholas Institute, Jowers worked as an environmental attorney with the Southern Environmental Law Center and the University of Denver’s Environmental Law Clinic. She holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a J.D. with a concentration in environmental law from Tulane University Law School, a master's degree in environmental health sciences from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and a bachelor's degree in anthropology from the University of South Carolina.

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