Every year, the Center for West European Studies and the EU Center at the University of Washington host a visiting scholar from the European Union. This year, we are excited to host Dr. Jürgen Salay, an expert on European climate policy with close to 20 years of professional experience in preparing, negotiating and implementing climate legislation on national and European Union (EU) level.
This year, the Center for Western European Studies hosted Dr. Jürgen Salay as our 2017-18 EU Fellow. Jürgen works as a civil servant for the European Commission where he monitors EU Member States compliance with their obligations to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2020 and by 40 % by 2030. Jürgen had a busy
On June 11, Jürgen took the train to Vancouver, British Columbia for the last outreach trip during his stay at the Center for West European Studies and EU Center. He was invited by Kurt Huebner, the Jean Monnet Chair for European Integration and Global Political Economy, to give a talk at the Institute for European
Between the 19 and 21 of March, Jürgen was visiting the San Francisco Bay Area and the University of California, Berkeley, where he was once a graduate student. He was there to interview researchers and experts on climate and renewable energy policy in California. The state of California has been leading climate action in the
In early June, Jürgen spent time in Washington D.C., meeting with colleagues, and joined EU Delegation Senior Communications Officer Martin Caudron for the EU Now podcast. Take a listen as they talk about US state and city climate policies in relation to the Paris Agreement. Listen Here!
On May 31, Jürgen was invited to the Washington State Legislature in Olympia to present EU climate and clean energy policy at a seminar for staff at the Washington States Senate Committee. In his presentation, Jürgen highlighted climate policy as an example of EU policy that has progressed relatively quickly to a comprehensive set of
One sunny and beautiful day in late April, Jürgen drove 300 miles across Washington to give a public talk at the state’s easternmost university campus, Washington State University (WSU) in Pullman , close to the border with Idaho. During his road trip, he enjoyed the changing and rolling landscapes of Central and Eastern Washington. He
On March 7 Jürgen drove (in a UW hybrid car, of course) to Bellingham to give a public lecture at the Institute for Energy Studies (IES) at the Western Washington University (WWU). It was the second time he visited the Bellingham campus. This time he was invited by the IES to talk at their Speaker
On 22-24 March, Jürgen visited Juneau, the capital of Alaska, where he was one of 8 invited speakers at the annual World Affairs Forum. The title of this year’s forum was Europe: Allies and Alliances in a Turbulent World and was dedicated to the future of the EU and its relations with the USA. The
Jürgen visited Oregon State University (OSU) in Corvallis on February 28 and March 1 where he was hosted by Professor Amy Below, Political Science and Chris Nichols, Director for the Center of Humanities. They had organized an intensive program for him in during the two-day visit. Jürgen gave two lectures, talked at a lunch seminar
On October 18-19, Jürgen did his first outreach tour as EU Fellow at CWES. He was invited by Scripps College in southern California to give a presentation on EU environmental and climate policy. Scripps is one of five undergraduate colleges which are located together with two graduate schools in Claremont, a city 35 miles east