Sebnem Ozkan (Scholars in the Classroom Participant)

asozkanillinois-edu_q8_date_20161121_id_145076-1Sebnem Ozkan
Outreach Coordinator at the European Union Center

Interested in visiting:

Scholars in the Classroom topics:
* European Union political and social issues
* Turkish Culture
* Immigration and refugee issues in Europe


Sebnem Ozkan works as Outreach Coordinator at the European Union Center (EUC) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She coordinates Center’s programs and events, is actively engaged in outreach with the consular corps in Chicago, civic organizations, secondary schools, regional universities, and the general public. She also serves as the coordinator of the EUC’s Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships program.

Prior to joining the EUC staff, Sebnem worked at the Center for European Studies and the European Union Center of Excellence at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as project assistant and student advisor from 1999-2008. She holds Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in industrial relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a B.A. degree in Labor Economics and Industrial Relations from Ankara University/Faculty of Political Science (SBF). She is a specialist on EU-Turkey relations, EU social policy, industrial relations and labor issues. Sebnem is also interested in issues concerning immigration, refugees, and service learning. She had led several groups of in-service teachers and college students to study

Topics Description
Sebnem is interested in working with teachers to support their efforts in internationalizing their curriculum and classrooms and can provide students with an introduction to the European Union, euro, Turkish culture, immigration and refugee issues in Europe. Sebnem has also been organizing innovative K-12 educator and student programs such as the online Transatlantic Educators Dialogue and the Euro Challenge high school competition, and would be interested in talking to teachers and students about those exciting opportunities.

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