The winter term starts today at the University of Washington (UW), where I will be spending the next 6 months as an EU Fellow. Founded in 1861, the University is one of the oldest and largest on the West Coast of the USA. It is also one of 10 US Universities that host an “EU Center of Excellence” designed to promote teaching and research on EU affairs.
The University has been pretty quiet since I arrived a few days ago in the middle of the winter break. I’ve enjoyed exploring the impressive facilities and picturesque campus on the shores of Union Bay, close to downtown Seattle. I have also had some interesting first exchanges with the new colleagues I will be working with at the Jackson School of International Studies.