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February 10, 2010
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Udall Center Fellows Program, 2010-11

The Udall Center announces, in cooperation with the UA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Institute of the Environment, a call for applications from UA faculty members for it Fellows Program for 2010-11.

Fellows will be affiliated with the Center and will study an aspect of public policy. Since the program's inception in 1990, the Center has hosted 117 Fellows representing 36 departments or centers at the UA.

Applications are due March 26, 2010.
 more>> Udall Center Fellows Program

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Wastewater Irrigation and Health

Christopher Scott, assistant research professor of water resources policy and assistant professor of geography and development, is co-editor of a new book, Wastewater Irrigation and Health: Assessing and Mitigating Risk in Low-income Countries, published by Earthscan.

The book discusses risk analysis and epidemiology related to wastewater use, tools for risk analysis, wastewater treatment for pathogen removal (including low-cost options), designing reuse-oriented sanitation infrastructure, harnessing farmers' knowledge for risk reduction, and related topics.
more>> Christopher Scott

Reforming Mexico's National Water Policy

Margaret Wilder, assistant research professor of environmental policy and assistant professor of Latin American studies, is author of the chapter, "Political and economic apertures and the shifting state-citizen relationship: Reforming Mexico's national water policy," appearing in Water Policy Entrepreneurs: A Research Companion to Water Transitions around the Globe.

The chapter examines, in the context of Mexico's political opening and economic restructuring since the 1990s, the status of proposed changes in national (and local) water policy.
more>> Water Policy Entrepreneurs
more>> Margaret Wilder
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News about Udall Center and Native Nations Institute
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Fulbright Award to Brazil

Anne Browning-Aiken, Udall Center senior researcher of environmental policy, has won a Fulbright fellowship to Brazil. The award will allow her to spend four months in Brazil each year during the next two years.

Browning-Aiken, an expert on community-based water policy and decision-making, will teach at the Universidade Federal da Santa Catarina in southern Brazil and conduct research on collaborative, integrated river-basin governance in that region.

more>> Anne Browning-Aiken

Southwest Book Award

Ian Record, manager of the Native Nations Institute's educational resources program, received a Southwest Book Award for his recent book, Big Sycamore Stands Alone: The Western Apaches, Aravaipa, and the Struggle for Place. The award is presented annually by the Border Library Association to "outstanding books about the Southwest published each year in any genre."

Record also will be featured at the Tucson Festival of Books, March 13-14, 2010, on the UA campus.

more>> Big Sycamore Stands Alone
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JUNE 14-18, 2010

Native American Youth Governance Camp

Students from Native nations across the United States and Canada will convene for the 3rd annual Native American Youth Governance Camp in Tucson on the campus of The University of Arizona.

The students will learn what makes a good leader, what governance means, and the connection between nation building and economic development.

more >> Youth Governance Camp

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Established in 1987, the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy sponsors policy-relevant, interdisciplinary research and forums that link scholarship and education with decision-making. The Center specializes in issues concerning: (1) environmental policy, primarily in the Southwest and U.S.-Mexico border region; (2) immigration policy of the United States; and (3) Indigenous nations policy.


The Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy (NNI), founded in 2001 by the Morris K. Udall Foundation (now Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation) and The University of Arizona and housed at the Udall Center, serves as a self-determination, governance, and development resource for Indigenous nations in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere.

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