Annual K-14 Instructors Workshop – EU Policy Forum for Educators

2020 Summer EU Policy Forum for Educators

For Middle School, High School, and Community College Educators

Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (VIRTUAL)

University of Washington, Seattle

Europe in the Age of COVID-19: Public Health, Social Solidarity, and the Role of Government in a New International Environment


The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies welcomes educators to participate in the 2020 Summer EU Policy Forum which will focus on contemporary issues in the European Union including:

  • European Policy Responses to COVID-19
  • Crisis and the Limits of European Solidarity
  • The Role and Popular Expectations of Government in Europe
  • Women Leaders in the European COVID-19 Response


Current Speaker Information (more speakers to come!)


Niko SwitekEuropean Policy Responses to COVID-19


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.



Phil ShekletonCrisis and the Limits of European Solidarity


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.


Professor Joyce MushabenWomen Leaders in the European COVID-19 Response


Ryan HauckWorkshop 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.


Workshop Registration

Registration is now open!

Click here to register: REGISTRATION

The registration fee for the workshop is $35. The workshop includes 7 clock hours (for WA teachers) and teaching materials. Preference will be given to full-time teachers.

Please mail your check (made out to the University of Washington) for the $35 registration fee to:

Attn: Phil Lyon
Center for West European Studies
Jackson School of International Studies, Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195



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 Erasmus +. 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

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