The Center offers assistance, training, and research to advance some of the most challenging issues in the state, including natural resources policy, socio-economic issues, and regulatory reform. The Center provides expertise in the process of defining the issues, enhancing the ability of stakeholders to address the substance of the issues and come to agreement.
Prior to conducting a project, the Center follows a deliberate approach of first seeking confidence of the affected and interested parties through consultation with key stakeholders. The Center's role is to improve understanding among parties and enhance the possibilities for progress on issue, rather than dictate an answer from the universities. The results belong to the parties themselves; the Center provides an independent forum and neutral resources that create the possibility for these results to take shape.
Updated on February 16, 2012