Leon Lieblang, Visiting Fellow
AICGS is pleased to welcome Leon Lieblang as an NRW Fellow at AICGS in October and November 2019. He is a research assistant and PhD candidate at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany.
Mr. Lieblang’s research focus is climate and renewable energy policy, particularly the governance of wind energy. The courses he teaches as lecturer focus on energy policy and public administration. Mr. Lieblang holds a bachelor’s degree in Politics, Law, and Economics from the University of Erfurt and a master’s degree in Political Management, Public Policy, and Public Administration from the NRW School of Governance. Additionally, he has studied abroad at Sciences Po Lyon, France, and at the Uniwersytet Jagielloński in Kraków, Poland.
During his time with AICGS, he will be working on U.S. climate policy, at the state and federal levels, and comparing how U.S. states are dealing with President Donald Trump’s announcement to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. Specifically, Mr. Lieblang aims to assess which states are developing their own climate agendas, their motivations for doing so, and possible relevant explanatory factors.