EU Policy Forum Teacher Workshop

2017 Fall Master Teacher Workshop


Thank you to all the presenters and educators who attended for making this another successful event! We look forward to seeing you again.

~The Ellison Center Team

The resource packet for the workshop is available here. For resources from past workshops, please visit our K-12 REECAS Curriculum and Classroom Resources webpage.

Glasnost and Goodwill: The Cold War, Washington State, and the Power of Citizen Diplomacy

A Master Teacher Workshop

Thomson Hall 317, University of Washington

October 24, 2017, 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Glasnost & Goodwill presents a fascinating look at how Pacific Northwest citizens helped to thaw the Cold War through grassroots diplomacy. Attendees will discuss how to teach the Cold War in modern classrooms and will learn about major US-USSR joint projects and people-to-people exchanges that happened in the northwest, including the Soviet-American Pacific fishing venture, the 1990 Goodwill Games, the International Peace Climb on Mount Everest, and more.

This event is organized in partnership with the Washington State History  Museum, whose major exhibit by the same name runs from October 2017 to January 2018. Workshop attendees will receive a free ticket to visit the exhibit at the Washington State History Museum!

Workshop Registration

The registration fee is $25 and it is non-refundable. The workshop will include complimentary passes to the Glasnost and Goodwill exhibit at the Washington State History Museum for registered participants, 3 clock hours, parking, teaching materials and a light supper. Preference is given to full-time teachers and community college instructors; teachers-in-training and community members are also welcome to register.

Please mail your check (made out to the University of Washingtonfor the $25 registration fee to:

Attn: Valentina Petrova
Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies
203B Thomson Hall
Box 353650 Seattle, WA 98195

Registration is now closed.

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Presenter Biographies


Tony Allison worked for many years for Marine Resources Company, the only jointly owned Soviet-American venture of itstime. He was the first Fisheries Operations Manager at sea on Soviet processing vessels receiving catches from US boats (the operations continued for 12 years). Later Tony served as Director of the Nakhodka and Moscow offices, and then served as CEO from 1990 until the company’s closure in 2001. Marine Resources Company sponsored or initiated several forms of citizen diplomacy with the USSR-Russia, including a baseball exchange, long-distance chess matches between school children, and a sister city relationship between Bellingham and Nakhodka. Tony subsequently became a high school history teacher in Seattle for several years, and then transitioned to teaching environmental education at the Washington Park Arboretum and Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust. He recently initiated an environmental education exchange between Botanical Gardens in the Russian Far East and the Pacific Northwest.


Elena Campbell is an associate professor of History at the University of Washington. She completed her graduate studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Russian History in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1999. She taught at the European University at St. Petersburg, the University of Michigan, and Harvard University before coming to the University of Washington. Her book, “The Muslim Question and Russian Imperial Governance” (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2015) examines how Russia dealt with its Muslim subjects in the late 19th and early 20th century as growing nationalism was transforming the empire’s relationship with its many different ethnic and religious communities. Her current book project, tentatively titled: “Northern Empire: Development, Environment, and Power in Late Imperial Russia” aims to explore Russia’s turn to the North during the late tsarist era (1860s-1917).


Glennys Young is a historian of Russia and the Soviet Union and is a professor in the History Department and the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. Over the course of her career, she has become increasingly interested in the USSR’s involvement in transnational movements and processes, whether political, social, cultural, or economic. She has also pursued research interests in the history of Communism and world history. She has published articles on a number of topics in Soviet social and political history. She has written books on the Russian Revolution and communism in the 20th century. Her most recent book project is titled Refugee Worlds: The Spanish Civil War, Soviet Socialism, Franco’s Spain, and Memory Politics.


This teacher workshop is sponsored by the Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, the European Union Center, and the Center for West European Studies, and the Center for Global Studies. It is held in partnership with the Washington State Historical Society and the World Affairs Council’s Global Classroom Program. The workshop is hosted by the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. For more information, please email