EU Master Teacher Workshop


For Middle School, High School, and Community College Educators

Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

University of Washington, Seattle

Crisis, Challenge and Change in the European Union

The Jackson School welcomes educators to participate in the 2019 Summer Master Teacher Workshop which will focus 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


Click here to view the workshop agenda: MASTER TEACHER WORKSHOP AGENDA 2019

Click here to view this year’s resource guide: RESOURCE GUIDE FOR EDUCATORS 2019.

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.


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.



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.


Phil ShekletonBrexit: The Never-ending Story


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.




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.


During this year’s Master Teacher Workshop, educators will discuss and debate these topics to equip themselves with the tools necessary to teach complicated and controversial subjects in schools and community college settings.



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), parking, teaching materials, and lunch. 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: Jessica Meyerzon
Center for West European Studies
Jackson School of International Studies, Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195

Travel Stipends 

There are limited travel stipends available for teachers and community college instructors coming from beyond the Puget Sound and from outside of Washington State. To be considered, workshop attendees must be registered for the workshop and need to also complete the travel funding application by July 20. Please note, everyone must pay the $35 workshop registration fee, regardless of travel stipend award status. Recipients of stipends will be notified soon after the application deadline.



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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