EU Policy Forum for Educators – Master Teacher Workshop

2019 EU Policy Forum for Educators


Crisis, Challenge and Change in the European Union

The 2019 EU Policy Forum took place on August 13, 2019 at the University of Washington’s Seattle campus.

The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies welcomed middle school, high school, and community college educators to participate in the 2019 Summer EU Policy Forum, co-sponsored by the European Union’s Erasmus+ Programme, and focused on contemporary issues in the European Union including:

  • Trump and the E.U.
  • Brexit, the Never-ending Story
  • Democratic backsliding, Populism and Nationalism in an age of Globalization and Migration
  • E.U. Adaptations to Climate Change
  • The 2019 E.U. Parliament Elections
  • Twenty years of the Euro

To view the agenda of the workshop, click HERE.

To view the curriculum resource guide, click HERE.

The 2019 workshop lectures were recorded and are available as podcasts on Soundcloud and iTunes:

Christine Ingebritsen – How and Why Europeans Lead in Climate Change Policies

Niko Switek – The EU after the European Elections 2019

Beatrice Magistro – Populism and Nationalism in an age of Globalization and Migration

Phil Shekleton – Anarchy in the UK? The Why, How and What’s Next of Brexit, and Twenty Years of the Euro


Speaker Information:

Christine IngebritsenHow and Why Europeans Lead in Climate Change Policies

Christine Ingebritsen is a political scientist who teaches and conducts research on the position of small states in international relations. Her work seeks to explain how and why Scandinavian governments (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland) have responded differently to contemporary challenges — from a more globalized international political economy to an integrated Europe. Collectively, Scandinavia seeks to export best practices to international institutions and acts as a “norm entrepreneur” in several important issue-areas (the environment, human rights and security). Dr. Ingebritsen is also Adjunct Professor of Women’s Studies and Adjunct Professor of Political Science.

This segment of the workshop was recorded and is available as a podcast here.

 

Niko SwitekThe EU after the European Elections 2019: How strengthened far-right forces, the demise of the Spitzenkandidaten and continuing tensions with the US threaten European integration
Niko Switek is DAAD Visiting Assistant Professor for German Studies at the Henry M. Jackson School for International Studies and the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington. His research interests focus on political parties and party systems as well as on coalition politics. He wrote extensively about the German green party ‘Bündnis 90/Die Grünen’ and the green party family in Western Europe. In addition he worked on parties on European level (‘Europarties’) and just recently compiled a volume on fictional TV series about politics.

This segment of the workshop was recorded as is available as a podcast here.

 

Beatrice MagistroPopulism and Nationalism in an age of Globalization and Migration

Beatrice Magistro is a PhD student in Political Science at the University of Washington. She holds a Bachelor of International Economics, Management and Finance from Bocconi University (Italy), a Master of Science in Policy Studies from the University of Edinburgh, a Master in Public Policy and Social Change from the Collegio Carlo Alberto (Italy) and an MA in Political Science from the University of Washington. Her fields are comparative politics, political economy and political methodology. Recently she has been working on political trust in crisis-hit European countries,  and on the effects of financial and economic literacy on individual economic policy preferences in the UK and Italy.

This segment of the workshop was recorded and is available as a podcast here.

 

Phil ShekletonAnarchy in the UK? The Why, How and What’s Next of Brexitand Twenty Years of the Euro

Phillip is a part-time lecturer in the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington. He is the Faculty Advisor for the Europe Track in the Certificate in International Studies in Business (CISB) program for undergraduate students and was the former Managing Director of the University of Washington’s Center for West Europe Studies and European Union Center. He received his M.A. in Political Science from the University of Washington and his B.A. in Political Science and History from the University of California San Diego.

This segment of the workshop was recorded and is available as a podcast here (Brexit lecture) and here (Euro lecture).

 

Ryan Hauck – Workshop Facilitator

Ryan Hauck teaches AP Comparative Government & Politics, Psychology, and World History at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, WA. Passionate about international education, Ryan is also the Director of the Global Classroom Program at the Seattle World Affairs Council. In this role, Ryan creates and manages global education resources and opportunities to empower teachers and students to become globally competent. Ryan completed his master’s degree in Globalization and Educational Change from Lehigh’s Comparative & International Education Department. In this program, Ryan worked with classmates to enhance teacher training and student learning in Cambodia. In addition, Ryan worked on a library project in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria with a local NGO and returned to the area 6 times to develop and implement educational initiatives. Most recently, Ryan participated in the U.S. State Department’s Fulbright Teachers for Global Classroom Program to Senegal (2016), Transatlantic Outreach Program (TOP) to Germany (2017), and National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) to Taiwan. When Ryan isn’t teaching or traveling, he’s attending his nephew’s baseball games, rooting for his hometown Seahawks, and enjoying the mountains and water of the Pacific Northwest.


This teacher workshop is sponsored by the Center for West European Studies & EU Center, the Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, the World Affairs Council and the European Union’s Erasmus+ Programme. The workshop is hosted by the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. For more information, please email the Center for West European Studies at cweseuc@uw.edu

To request disability accommodation contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: (206) 543-6450/V, (206) 543-6452/TTY, (206) 685-7264 (FAX), or dso@u.washington.edu