Tuesday, June 22, 2010

European Union Environmental Law Guest Lecturer Marcus Oscarsson Featured on Sweden's TV4 News Channel

The Sturm College of Law Environmental and Natural Resources Law & Policy Program has benefited greatly over time (and continues to) from the many guest lecturers who speak to DU students. But it seems fair to say that few of these guest lecturers have ever been featured on a European TV channel talking about a royal wedding.

That was until yesterday when Stockholm-based Marcus Oscarsson, a regular guest lecturer about European Union environmental issues, was featured on Sweden's major news channel TV4 where he talked about this past weekend's royal wedding between Sweden's Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling.

Mr. Oscarsson, an official in the Swedish government, writes from time-to-time for the Times of London, one of Europe's major newspapers. In his "reporting" role, Mr. Oscarsson wrote a front-page story about the royal wedding for the Times' Sunday edition. That was followed by a Sunday morning appearance on TV4.

In his "day job," Mr. Oscarsson is involved with Sweden's governmental issues. From July 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009, he was also a member of the Swedish Prime Minister's communications team where he helped with the government's role as president of the European Union. Most recently he was a guest speaker (via video conference) in the "Comparative Environmental Law" course in April 2010 where he spoke to students and responded to questions about the EU's environmental policy. In July he will moderate a discussion board in the "European Union Environmental Law & Policy" course.

Click here to watch the program. But be forewarned that Mr. Oscarsson's comments are all in Swedish. Fortunately for DU students, he also speaks and writes fluently in English!

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