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Brexit, Transatlantic Relations, and Russia: The Global Significance of a British Exit from the EU

September 27, 2016 @ 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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In June 2016 the United Kingdom held a referendum regarding European Union membership and, with historic import, 51.9% of the populace cast their votes to ‘exit’ the EU. The significance of the referendum is global, as economic consequences in the world market are imminent. Moreover, Britain’s decision to leave the EU will reshape relations across eastern and western Europe, NATO, Russia, and the transatlantic.

On Tuesday, September 27th, join Global Classroom for an Educator’s Workshop about the global significance of Britain’s Exit from the EU. Learn about the wider implications of Brexit for the EU, Europe, Russia, the US, and in terms of international relations more broadly. Explore populist politics across Europe in order to place Brexit into its larger context—and learn more about current social, political, and economic concerns affecting EU Nations, Russia, and Europe as a whole. Teachers will receive full lesson plans and curricular resources in order to bring the conversation on Brexit’s global significance into K-12 classrooms.

Teachers, students, and community members welcome.

Our featured speakers:

Robin Twyman, the Consul for Business & Government Affairs at the UK Government Office in Seattle, will speak about what led up to the EU referendum and what Brexit means for the UK going forward.

Phillip Shekleton, the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business and EU Center and Center for West European Studies, will extend the discussion to the European Union more broadly, including Brexit’s consequences for EU member nations, as well as to issues currently afflicting the EU and leading to a rise in populism.

Jacqueline Miller, President and CEO of the World Affairs Council, will focus on Russia’s relationship with the EU and the effects of Brexit on Russia and Eastern Europe.

Cost: $30; includes curricular resource packet with full lesson plans, light refreshments, and 3 clock hours.

Workshop supported by the Henry M. Jackson School of International Relations at the University of Washington



September 27, 2016
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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