April 15, 2017
The Honorable Fran Ulmer of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission Chair will be speaking on April 17, 2017, 4:00 – 5:00 pm, at the Student Union Ventana Room. The talk is co-sponsored by the Institute on Science for Global Policy, the University of Arizona College of Engineering, and the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy.
April 14, 2017
The University of Arizona Office of Research, Discovery and Innovation, in collaboration with the Institute of the Environment and the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, invites applications for 3-4 two-year research appointments in the recently established postdoctoral cluster hire, Bridging Biodiversity and Conservation Science (BBCS): Forecasting Future Operating Environments.
March 27, 2017
Christopher Scott, PhD, has been appointed to head the Udall Center by the UA Senior Vice President for Research, Kimberly Andrews Espy. Dr. Scott brings leadership, networking, and a strong scholarly record that will strengthen the Center’s innovative policy research, outreach, and engagement.
March 8, 2017
March 2017 is the 30th anniversary of the Udall Center’s founding. It was in March 1987 that the Arizona Board of Regents approved the Udall Center’s charter.
March 7, 2017
How physically active are you may depend, in part, on the design of your neighborhood. Udall Center researcher Adriana Zuniga-Teran and her coauthors examined the effects of four different neighborhood designs on physical activity and wellbeing...
February 8, 2017
Udall Center is cosponsoring conference, “Global Challenges: Science Diplomacy and Policy with Focus on the Americas.” Researchers and diplomats from around the world will converge on the University of Arizona to discuss science diplomacy and share concerns about the new administration
February 8, 2017
Since 2013 the Udall Center has been one of three institutional partners in the International Water Security Network (IWSN), a five-year program funded by the U.K.-based Lloyd’s Register Foundation. IWSN is managed by the University of the West of England, in Bristol. The third partner is Monash University South Africa, in Johannesburg. The Udall Center is responsible for activities in the arid Americas and in South Asia. The Udall Center’s work is featured in a series of colorful blogs at
January 5, 2017
December 12, 2016
The Second Triennial Budapest Water Summit organized by the Hungarian government was held on November 28-30, 2016.  The overall theme of the program was “Water Connects.” The event was attended by more than 2200 participants from 117 countries. Robert Varady, who was born in Budapest served on the International Program Committee of the Budapest Water Summit and participated as a speaker in the closing high-level panel for the Summit’s two-day Science and Technology Forum. The forum addressed the topic, “Turning the tide? How can scientific knowledge guide Sustainable Development Goals policy making at different scale?”  At its closing session, Varady discussed recent political developments on the global stage and their likely impacts on the gap between science and policy.  In particular, he cautioned that the combined forces of anti-globalization, reactionary populism, and aspects of social media (fake news, especially)—all of which question the legitimacy of science—would complicate bridging the gap.
December 9, 2016
Back in 2014, a team of AQUASEC researchers organized a workshop titled “Metrics and Measurement of Adaptation: Advances in Water Research in the Arid Americas,” held at the University of Arizona’s Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, with support from the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research and the Lloyd’s Register Foundation International Water Security Network. Two years later, a deliverable of this workshop includes set of 14 articles that compose a special issue in the high-impact journal Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. Researchers, practitioners, and other readers can find the current state of knowledge of what it entails to measure water security and adaptive capacity in a range of case studies from around the world.