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Juliet Carlisle named CAES Energy Policy Institute Affiliate of the Year

October 25, 2016

Congratulations to Juliet Carlisle, assistant professor of political science in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, for being named CAES Energy Policy Institute Affiliate of the Year.

The Energy Policy Institute is an integral part of the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES), which is a collaborative consortium that brings together the Idaho National Laboratory, Boise State University, the University of Idaho, Idaho State University, the University of Wyoming and private industry.

The purpose of the Energy Policy Institute is to conduct research, support activities that educate the future energy workforce and promote economic development in Idaho and the region.  

The CAES Energy Policy Institute Affiliate of the Year award is given to a participant that has contributed significantly and remarkably to the EPI's efforts.

"Juliet Carlisle has been an outstanding contributor to the Center for Advanced Energy Studies' Energy Policy Institute," said David Solan, EPI director and CAES co-associate director. "She is an exceptionally collaborative and productive research affiliate, having recently authored five peer-reviewed journal articles. She was the lead on survey research for two EPI projects and a key team member on both."

Carlisle was presented the award at a ceremony on the UI campus in October.

"It's nice to be recognized for hard work," Carlisle said. "I really appreciate this recognition from the Energy Policy Institute."

Carlisle has been at the University of Idaho since 2013. Her research focuses on political behavior and public opinion with an emphasis on environmental politics and energy policy.

Her recently co-authored book manuscript "The Politics of Energy Crises" explores patterns in politics and policymaking during times of energy crisis in the United States. It is the first historical study to examine the political conflict, public opinion, and organized interest group, presidential and congressional action related to energy issues, starting with the 1973 OPEC boycott and continuing through the present day.

"This is an amazing honor for Juliet and represents well not only the excellence of one of the scholars in our college, but also the ways in which her work is interdisciplinary and interfaces with other scholars in the state," said Andrew Kersten, dean of UI's College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences.

Juliet Carlisle

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