EU Policy Forum Educator Workshop

2022 EU Policy Forum Educator Workshop

Europe, the European Union, and Russia: Navigating an Uncertain Future

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

University of Washington

Seattle, WA


8 teacher clock hours 

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The UW Jackson School of International Studies welcomes middle school, high school, and community college educators to participate in the 2022 EU Policy Forum, an educator workshop co-sponsored by the European Union’s Erasmus+ Programme and focused on contemporary issues in the European Union. The workshop will include lectures by experts, a catered lunch, and facilitation by World Affairs Council Global Classroom Program Director and High School Teacher Ryan Hauk. The workshop also offers 8 clock hours for full participation in the workshop. Parking is provided on the UW campus.  Registration fee: $35.00.

The workshop will address:

  • How Does the EU Actually Work and How Is It Changing in the Face of Russian Aggression in Ukraine – Dean LaRue

  • What to Do About Russia? Russia, the EU, and the International System – Christopher Jones

  • Is Russia European? How Russians See Europe and Themselves in Historical and Contemporary Perspective – Glennys Young, UW History Department Chair and Professor

  • EU Economic and Energy Responses to Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine – Scott Montgomery


2022 Workshop Agenda Coming soon!


2022 Curriculum Resource Guide Coming soon!

The Curriculum Guide is available as a single document and also as individual modules. Please refer to the Guide Introduction for general resources on the EU, the Bibliography, and the Table of Contents for each module.


Speaker Information: 

Speaker bios coming soon!

Ryan Hauck – Workshop Facilitator

Ryan Hauck is the Director of the Global Classroom Program at the World Affairs Council in Seattle. In this role, Ryan supports students, teachers, and schools in their efforts to enhance global education. He also teaches AP Comparative Politics and Psychology at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, WA, where he works to bring the world into his classroom. Ryan has a master’s degree in Globalization and Educational Change from Lehigh University’s Comparative and International Education Department. Ryan is passionate about engaging with other cultures and has worked on several projects in Nigeria over the past fifteen years. Most recently, Ryan participated in the U.S. Department’s Fulbright Teachers for Global Classroom Program to Senegal (2016), Transatlantic Outreach Program (TOP) to Germany (2017), National Consortium for Teaching about Asia Program to Taiwan (2018), and Qatar Foundation Program to Jordan (2019). Ryan is a Washington State Council for the Social Studies Board Member and serves on the Arctic Initiative Leadership Team at the University of Washington. Ryan’s essay “International Education Matters: The Role of NGOSs in Cultivating Global Competence was published in the 2019 edition of the Annual Review of Comparative and International Education.



This educator workshop is sponsored by the European Union’s Erasmus+ Programme, the UW Center for West European Studies & EU Center, the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, the Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, the Center for Global Studies, and the World Affairs Council of Seattle. 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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