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Expert of the Week October 6 – 11!

Expert of the Week October 6 – 11!

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Alexandra Magaard // 06 October 2014 // #Experts #GoingGreen

Dr. Garrett

Happy Monday, everyone!

I would like to virtually introduce everyone to your expert of the week, Dr. Crister Garrett.

Crister Garrett has been on the Going Green team right from the start. He is the project’s expert concerning everything related to politics and civic engagement.

He is an American citizen currently teaching at the Leipzig University. He will be your official guide to U.S. politics, society and understanding cultural differences within an international context. I bet he even speaks German, too! :)

Dr. Garrett has a variety of international experience. He has lived in Thailand, Lebanon, California and Europe for many years.

He conducts research on contemporary trends in political, economic and social reform and their impact on global governance. Dr. Garrett’s research focuses on the United States, Germany, France and Sweden. He is currently working on a research project exploring the politics of transatlantic environmental governance.

Dr. Garrett has also been a Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow, a Rotary International Fellow, and a European Union Fellow for International Politics and a DAAD International Guest Scholar.

I’m sure Dr. Garrett would be happy to answer any and all questions! I am quite curious about his current research.

Good luck this week everyone!

When the going gets tough, the tough go green.

Alexandra Magaard is a native of Wayzata, Minnesota and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and German Language from James Madison University. In 2014-15, Alex served as a virtual intern for the U.S. Embassy and the Teach About US blog’s first author. A passionate supporter of environmentalism and green topics, Alex says that her activism began when she built a replica of the Cathedral of Notre Dame out of re-used egg cartons for her art class at age eight. She is now working for a German company based in Washington D.C.