EUROPE CAUGHT BETWEEN AUSTERITY AND GROWTH:
WHICH WAY OUT OF THE CRISIS?
2012 summer teacher workshop for Middle School, High School, and Community College Educators
Wednesday, August 22, 2012; 9:30am - 4:00pm
Room 317, Thomson Hall
Registrations are due no later than August 15, 2012.
Fueled by a crisis in confidence that southern Europe and Ireland cannot manage their growing debt, the financial crisis in Europe continues to be a global concern. Austerity and growth are the two economic policies most frequently forwarded to Europe’s ongoing problems. In August, the Center for West European Studies and the European Union Center of Excellence partner on an educator workshop designed to introduce teachers to ongoing debates on the best way forward for Europe. Teachers will learn about where the crisis came from, how it is impacting Europeans and what possible solutions exist to balance austerity and growth. The summer teacher workshop seeks to demonstrate ways in which educators can then frame these debates for students in their classrooms.
Confirmed speakers include Jim Caporaso, Director of the European Union Center of Excellence and a Professor of Political Science in the Department of Political Science at the University of Washington and Debra Glassman is Senior Lecturer in Business Economics and Director of the Global Business Center Faculty Director at the University of Washington Foster School of Business.
The workshop includes 6 clock hours, parking, teaching materials and lunch at a local European restaurant. Participants must attend for the full six hours to receive clock hours. Preference is given to full-time teachers.
A limited number of travel grants are available to eligible teachers to help defray transportation and/or lodging costs for those who attend from outside the Seattle Metro area. Please check the box below for more information about the availability of these travel grants. These opportunities are made possible by generous grants from the US Department of Education and the Delegation of the European Union to the USA.
Please find the application form here. The program will be available shortly.
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