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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 (3) Indigenous nations policy.

The Native Nations Institute, founded in 2001 by the Morris K. Udall Foundation and The University of Arizona, is an administrative unit of the Udall Center and serves as a self-determination, governance, and development resource for Indigenous nations.

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NEWS | August 2014
 
robert varady laguna cha   WATER SECURITY NETWORK IN SOUTH AMERICA

August 2014

Udall Center deputy director Robert Varady, PI of the International Water Security Network's project on transboundary water security, reports on his recent meetings related to the project with scientists, students, and leaders of other networks in Peru, Chile, and Agentina. more >>
 
 
northern pintails   ECOSYSTEM SERVICES VALUE OF WILDLIFE

August 2014

Laura Lopez-Hoffman, Udall Center assistant research professor and assistant professor in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment, and colleagues calculate the subsistence value of migratory wildlife (ducks) to Indigenous communities in the Arctic and sub-Arctic region of North America. Their findings appear in the journal Human Dimensions of Wildlife. more >>
 
 
citrus in baja california   CULTURAL ECOLOGY OF BAJA CALIF. CITRUS

August 2014

Udall Center post-doctoral research associate Rafael de Grenade and colleagues are co-authors of an article, "Mission and modern citrus species diversity of Baja California peninsula oases," published online recently in the journal Economic Botany.
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rebuilding native nations   REBUILDING NATIVE NATIONS COURSE

August 2014

In a recent issue of Indian Country Today, columnist Mark Rogers reviews NNI's distance-learning course, Rebuilding Native Nations. Rogers describes his experience taking the online version the course and concludes by saying, "I strongly recommend this course for any Native citizen." more >>
 
 
 
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Regional Science and Urban Economics journal cover   LAND OWNERSHIP ON TRIBAL LANDS

May 2014

NNI research director Miriam Jorgensen is co-author of a study that examined whether the form of land ownership on tribal lands (held in trust by the Federal government) might limit economic investment on American Indian reservations as compared to non-Indian lands held in fee-simple status. more >>
 
 
structuring sovereignty   NATIVE NATIONS' CONSTITUTIONS

April 2014

NNI research director Miriam Jorgensen is co-author of a new book published by the UCLA American Indian Studies Center, Structuring Sovereignty: Constitutions of Native Nations, a guide for Native nations engaged in the process of drafting a constitution and for students who are studying that process. more >>
 
 
ecological economics journal   ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AND DECISION-MAKING

March 2014

Udall Center researchers Carrie Presnall and Laura Lopez-Hoffman, with colleague Marc Miller, discuss in an article in Ecological Economics the potential use and value of the concept of ecosystem services applied during the process of environmental impact assessments. more >>
 
 
future of public water   PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS GOVERNANCE

February 2014

Udall Center research professor Christopher Scott, also a professor in the School of Geography and Development, is co-editor of The Future of Public Water Governance: Has Water Privatization Peaked?, which looks at the status and future of the process of privatizing water supply and wastewater systems in Argentina, Chile, France, and the U.S. more >>
 
 
plos one   EVALUATING BAT PEST CONTROL

February 2014

Udall Center researchers Ruscena Wiederholt and Laura Lopez-Hoffman, and colleagues, discuss an article in PLOS ONE a method to value, through the concept of ecosystem services, the pest control of Mexican free-tailed bats for cotton crops. more >>
 
 
 
MORE RESEARCH & OUTREACH NEWS
 
az as i see it   WATER RATIONING AND FOOD PRODUCTION

July 2014

Udall Center post-doctoral research associate Rafael de Grenade and 2009–2010 Udall Center Fellow Gary Paul Nabhan are co-authors of an opinion essay, "Water rationing for farmers? It's on the horizon," which appeared in the July 18 edition of the Arizona Republic. more >>
 
 
arizona public media   CULTURAL CONNECTIONS OF TRIBAL YOUTH

July 2014

NNI researchers Jennifer Schultz, Stephanie Rainie, and Aurora Trujillo discuss in a segment on Arizona Public Media a study they are conducting to learn how young Native adults (age 18–29) who do not live on their tribal reservations stay connected to their culture and tribe. more >>
 
 
monarch butterfly   PROMOTING BUTTERFLY CONSERVATION

June 2014

Laura Lopez-Hoffman
, an assistant research professor at the Udall Center and an assistant professor in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment, is working with researchers, agencies, non-governmental organizations and grassroots movements to design and implement a North American recovery plan for the monarch butterfly. more >>
 
 
Indian Country Today logo   IMPROVING DATA FOR TRIBES

June 2014

NNI researchers Jennifer Schultz and Stephanie Rainie assert in a recent essay in Indian Country Today that the availability of more and better data about Native nations ultimately will lead to an improved capacity for decision making by tribal leaders. more >>
 
 
Udall Center building   UDALL CENTER FELLOWS, 2014-15

May 2014

25th Year of the UC Fellows Program


The Udall Center has selected four UA faculty members as Fellows for 2014–15: Christopher Cokinos (English), Sapana Doshi (Geography & Development), Don Falk (Natural Resources & the Environment), and Tracey Osborne (Geography & Development). more >>
 

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