K-14 Outreach

Nationalism in the EU Teacher Workshop

March 10, 2018 at the Pyle Center

Faculty and staff in the Center of European Studies convened a teachers’ workshop on nationalism and populism as resurgent trends in European and American politics. The workshop looked at the history and the politics of nationalism in the post-War and Cold War eras, and how populism is coming back into fashion in both Europe and the US since the Fall of the Berlin Wall (1989). We examined the crises that led to a surge in nationalism (such as globalization and the refugee crisis) and how populist tactics from both the left and right ends of the political spectrum are hampering the day to day workings of political life (Germany, Spain, the US, the Netherlands). We also looked at the history of why certain countries and areas of Europe and the US are more susceptible to nationalist leanings than others.

Brussels Study Abroad Tour

The Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence (JMEUCE) at UW-Madison took applications for this year’s study trip to Brussels, Belgium. The study trip occurred from June 17th to June 23rd, and our Center provided travel grants to support one Wisconsin community college educator and two undergraduates to attend this five-day long trip. The recipients were Lisa Hollman from Madison College and UW-Madison undergraduates Violet Richardson and Jordan Jerrett.

In 2017, Julie Buckman from Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College and UW-Madison undergraduate Clara Jeon received this travel grant and shared their experiences here and here.

In 2016, Joel Ryan from Madison College received the community college travel grant to spend one week in Brussels learning about the European Union. He shared his experiences  here.

Torsten Schimanski “The Response to the Skills Gap Issue: Apprenticeships!”

Torsten Schimanski, Director of Open Enrollment Training for the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP), spoke to the American Council on Germany Madison Warburg Chapter at Madison College on Nov. 15, 2017 about the importance of apprenticeships to building a vibrant economy.

We work in conjunction with Madison College for the Global Studies Passport Program.

Interested in outreach opportunities or teacher workshops?  Please contact Bridget McMahon.