Dr Michaele Schreyer, former Member of the European Commission and now Member of the Supervisory Board of the Heinrich Boell Stiftung will visit Washington DC from March 21st to March 26th. She will address current climate policy trends in Europe at the University of Maryland and Georgetown University. In the public event “New Job Opportunities in a Clean Energy Economy,” she will discuss the economic and job impact of renewable energies on Capitol Hill. At the German Embassy, she will discuss perspectives of the German and European Green Economy with students from George Washington University. In addition, several roundtable discussions and bi-lateral meetings will be part of her program.
Dr Michaele Schreyer, born in Cologne in 1951, is an economist. She received her doctorate in economics in 1983. In 1989/1990, Dr Schreyer was Senator for Urban Development and Environmental Protection to the regional government of Berlin. In 1991, she became a member of the Berlin regional parliament. From 1999 to 2004, she was Member of the European Commission responsible for the EU budget and combating fraud. She has since worked as a guest lecturer at the Free University of Berlin as well as at the Hertie School of Governance (Berlin) and the Center for European Integration Studies, Bonn. She holds numerous honorary offices, including that of Vice-President of the European Movement in Germany as well as Co-chair of the Supervisory Board of the Heinrich Böll Foundation. She is also member of the Foundation Council of the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) and of the Georg-August University of Göttingen and of the advisory council of Transparency International in Germany.