Security and the New Europe 

2014 Summer Teacher Workshop for Middle School, High School, and Community College Educators

 Wednesday, August 13, 2014; 9:30am - 4:30pm
Room 317, Thomson Hall

Developments in European security, such as the reemergence of Russia as a regional power, and the strategic importance of the Baltic Sea area continue to define intergovernmental relations in Europe. On August 13, 2014, the Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, the Center for West European Studies and the Center for Global Studies will partner on a day-long Master Teacher Workshop to provide K-14 educators with training and curricular materials to address these themes in their classes. Teachers will discuss and debate current security considerations in Europe, as well as the role of forces such as cybersecurity in contributing to security concerns. Topics such as the Baltics in perspective, cybersecurity in Europe/Eastern Europe, and the role of Europe and the U.S. on security matters will be covered for teachers to raise these debates in their classrooms.

Speakers for the 2014 workshop include Arista Cirtautas (Lecturer, Jackson School of International Studies), Guntis Smidchens (Associate Professor, Department of Scandinavian Studies), Volodymyr Lysenko (Lecturer, Jackson School of International Studies), and Prof. Halvor Undem (Affiliate Professor, Jackson School of International Studies), and Tina Guord (Adjunct faculty and Coach, College of Education).

The workshop includes 6 clock hours, parking, teaching materials and a catered lunch. Participants must attend for the full six hours to receive clock hours. Preference is given to full-time teachers.
A limited number of travel grants are available to eligible teachers to help defray transportation and/or lodging costs for those who attend from outside the Seattle Metro area. Please check the box below for more information about the availability of these travel grants. These opportunities are made possible by generous grants from the US Department of Education and the Delegation of the European Union to the USA.

The link to the online application can be found here:


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