On Tuesday, December 7, Prof. Carstensen hosted more than a dozen foreign journalists at the request of the U.S. Department of State. The journalists represented China, Bosnia, Germany, Switzerland, France, Sweden, and a slew of other countries. Prof. Carstensen provided an overview of Connecticut’s economic performance and the new initiatives the Governor has implemented; he highlighted the importance of the Biosciences Connecticut development and the commitment of Jackson Labs to developing a major research facility in Farmington at UCHC. Prof. Carstensen also discussed the current national economic situation and the complex situation with the euro narrowly and European economic health broadly.
Among those participating, was a film crew from Swedish television. At the end of the lively discussion with the foreign journalists, the Swedish crew filmed a five minute interview with Prof. Carstensen, which was sent to Sweden for inclusion in a national news program.