Alumni-in-Residence - Michael Levine MEM/JD'00

November 6, 2017 - 9:00 am to 7:45 pm
Environment Hall, Duke West Campus

Career & Professional Development  Center Presents





Senior Arctic Fellow at Ocean Conservancy – Juneau, Alaska

6:00 - 7:30 p.m., Environment Hall Field Auditorium, Nicholas School

Dinner (6:00) provided to registered participants:  Register on Career Link


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Ocean Management Past, Present, and Future

Mike will talk on the way management choices are made about our oceans and on efforts to improve how those choices are made. Drawing on his 15+ years’ experience in Alaska he will explain why comprehensive, holistic management is needed and describe some of the problems inherent in the way offshore oil and gas, fisheries, and other extractive industries are managed.

He will describe the campaign effort he helped develop and organize seeking to protect the Arctic Ocean from potential impacts of risky offshore oil and gas activities. 


Mike Levine is a recognized expert on the regulation of offshore oil and gas activities, fisheries management, and the U.S. Arctic, has testified before Congress on multiple occasions and has published a series of legal and scientific articles.

As Senior Arctic Fellow for Ocean Conservancy he works to bring comprehensive, science-based management and stewardship to choices about the Pacific and Arctic large marine ecosystems.

Prior to joining Ocean Conservancy, Mike spent nearly10 years in Juneau with Oceana, focusing on potential impacts of offshore oil and gas activities and the interactions between large-scale commercial fisheries and marine mammals. He also worked in the Juneau office of Earthjustice.  

Career Conversation – Monday, November 6, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.  EH 3100                                             

FROM DUKE TO THE ARCTIC: A Journey across country & across disciplines

Mike will share how his “Duke” education helped prepare him to work at intersection of law, science, and policy; highlighting career progression, some of his influences, and his hopes for the future.

Sign up here to attend Career Conversation.              

Office Hours with Mike: Monday, November 6, 9:00-11 a.m. / 2:00- 4 p.m.

Nicholas School Career Center (A135 LSRC)

Discuss career paths, get advice! Available to Nich School students only, sign up here. Or contact CPDC staff in room A135 LSRC.