Governance of Natural Resources

Professor Dean Lueck 
Director, Program on Governance of Natural Resources
Phone: 812/856–4522

The Program on Governance of Natural Resources was created in 2016 to develop a network of scholars to examine the institutions that govern natural resources. The program supports and disseminates the work of its network of scholars, which includes scholars from IU and around the world. At IU, the program draws on faculty from Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Law, Political Science, the School of International and Global Studies, and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. The study of natural resources has a long tradition at the Ostrom Workshop, and the program will continue to build on that tradition.

Program Components

  • Ostrom Workshop Colloquium Series: natural resource scholars will be a regular and integral component of the series.
  • Ostrom Symposium on Natural Resource Governance: invited event to be held annually in the fall and comprised of 6–8 original papers presented for discussion.
  • Ostrom Lecture on Environmental Policy: Terry Anderson (February 22, 2017). Given annually in the spring semester by a distinguished scholar-in-residence.
  • Outreach and Collaboration: ongoing project with innovative organization including The Natural Resources Law Working Group at the University of Oslo, the Classical Liberal Institute at NYU School of Law.
  • Visiting Scholars: the program will host visiting scholars working on natural resource topics.

Natural Resources Affiliated Faculty

Shahzeen Attari, William Blomquist, Eduardo Brondizio, Tom Evans, James Farmer, Burney Fischer, David Konisky, Kerry Krutilla, Dean Lueck, Sarah Mincey, Jessica O’Reilly, Kenneth Richards, Scott Shackelford, Jessica Steinberg, Nikos Zirogiannis