At this year’s Washington State Council for the Social Studies’ Spring Conference in Lake Chelan, Washington, Middle East Center Affiliate Instructor David Fenner facilitated two workshops for conference participants.
Fenner’s first presentation, “Four Refugee Crises: Assessing Global Response,” focused on how there are more people displaced around the world today than at any time since World War II. This session explored four refugee crises, assessed the world’s response, and mapped out ways to teach about human migration to students at all levels.
His next presentation was entitled “The Magnificent Seven: Countries on the Travel Ban.” This session provided an overview of the international relations between the US and Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, Iraq, Iran, and Syria, and implications for the future. The session was interactive, topical, and suggested ways of teaching about this region.
The theme for this year’s WSCSS Spring Conference was Advocacy and Allyship. Keynote speakers discussed historical and current issues that highlight courageous actions by those who stand with and for others. The conference took place on March 3rd-5th, 2017.
The Middle East Center’s sponsorship of this event does not imply that the Center endorses the content of the event.