Sunday, June 10, 2012

Stockholm-based Scandinavian Correspondent of the Times and Sunday Times of London Marcus Oscarsson to Participate in "EU Environmental Law" Course at Denver Law

Marcus Oscarsson, a recognized Swedish authority about European Union and U.S. politics, will moderate a discussion board about EU environmental politics and related issues in this summer's Denver Law course offering "European Union Environmental Law & Policy."  He is a long-time contributor to Denver Law's European Union-related courses, having first been a guest lecturer in 2004 and every year since.

Mr. Oscarsson, who has worked for the Swedish Government and the Swedish Parliament, has a background in economics and journalism.  He covers Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden for the Times and the Sunday Times of London and covers the U.S. 2012 Presidential election for Swedish broadcaster TV4.

He is a respected authority about U.S. politics.  In this regard, he has spoken about U.S. presidential campaigns, U.S. elections, and transatlantic relations at the Swedish Parliament, the Swedish Ministries for Foreign Affairs and Defense, the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm and the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise.

Don C. Smith, the director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law program at Denver Law, teaches "EU Law & Policy" as well as "EU Environmental Law & Policy."  He has asked Mr. Oscarsson to play a role in all of his EU courses, making these courses among the most unique of their kind in the U.S.

"Marcus is exceptionally well qualified to help students understand the always interesting and sometimes vexing relationship between the EU and the U.S.   This is vitally important in a world where the EU and U.S. are two of the key actors on nearly every issue one can imagine," Mr. Smith said.

"His vast experience in Europe as well as the fact that he has lived and worked in the U.S. make him one of the most insightful observers anywhere regarding the transatlantic relationship.  It is wonderful that he will be joining us and helping all of us understand this relationship, which anyone who is interested in how the world works really needs to understand."

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