Glasnost and Goodwill: The Cold War, Washington State, and the Power of Citizen Diplomacy

2017 Fall Master Teacher Workshop at the UW Jackson School for International Studies


Hosted by The Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies and the Washington State History Museum.

Thomson Hall 317, University of Washington

October 24, 2017, 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Glasnost & Goodwill presents a fascinating look at how Pacific Northwest citizens helped to thaw the Cold War through grassroots diplomacy. Attendees will discuss how to teach the Cold War in modern classrooms and will learn about major US-USSR joint projects and people-to-people exchanges that happened in the northwest, including the Soviet-American Pacific fishing venture, the 1990 Goodwill Games, the International Peace Climb on Mount Everest, and more.

This event is organized in partnership with the Washington State History  Museum, whose major exhibit by the same name runs from October 2017 to January 2018. Workshop attendees will receive a free ticket to visit the exhibit at the Washington State History Museum!

Posted on September 16, 2017 .