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Webster Athens Open House: Meet Our Visitors From Greece

April 24, 2017

Faculty and students are invited to an open house to meet with our visitors from Greece on Monday, April 24 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at The Global Exchange in Sverdrup 107. Webster-Athens’ Vasilis Botopoulos, chancellor and managing director, and Susie Michailidis, vice chancellor for academic affairs, will be available to speak about their campus, their offerings and opportunities for both faculty and students.

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Webster Athens International Security class with professor John Nomikos

International Security Class Visits Migration Headquarters in Athens

February 13, 2017

Students in the International Security class at Webster Athens visited the International Organization for Migration (IOM) headquarters to see first-hand how the migration issue is progressing on a closer and more personal level due to the many numbers of refugees stranded in Greece. Greece is the gateway to Europe for many migrants fleeing from war and persecution in their own countries.

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Webster Athens Students Host 2nd Annual Holiday Celebration for Refugee Children

December 21, 2016

On Dec. 14, Webster and Odyssey in Athens study abroad students once again transformed the Caritas Refugee Center into a festive wonderland for over 100 children who have left their countries due to war and are living in substandard conditions in refugee camps in Greece. Under the guidance of the Office of Student Affairs, this was the second year Webster Athens students planned and organized this party.

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Webster Athens Participates in International Scientific Conference

October 27, 2016

Faculty and staff from Webster Athens participated in and presented papers at eRA-11, the International Scientific Conference, held annually held in September on the premises of Piraeus University of Applied Sciences in Piraeus, Greece. International researchers, scholars, educators and students collaborate met to discuss technological evolution and social progress.

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Webster and Diversity Abroad in Athens

October 24, 2016

In support of diversity in international education, Webster-Athens and Webster International Network of Schools (WINS) hosted Diversity Abroad’s inaugural European workshop on Oct. 4. Provost Julian Schuster delivered the keynote address. This conference supported Diversity Abroad’s outstanding work in the field, and aligned with Webster’s strategic commitment to global innovation through inclusive leadership.

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The data literacy workshop during Gobal Leadership Academy

GLA Wraps Week in Athens: 'I now see the potential'

June 17, 2016

Fellows in the Global Leadership Academy's 2016 cohort concluded an intensive week in Athens. Now in its fifth year, the yearlong program brings together a diverse group of faculty, staff and administrators from across Webster University to better understand the network and of their own leadership capabilities, and the past week had a great impact in both respects.

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U.S. Air War College students heard Webster faculty insights on several contemporary security topics affecting the Mediterranean region.

Athens Hosts U.S. Air War College Students

March 17, 2016

U.S. Air War College students spent time at Webster Athens as part of a regional cultural studies trip, where they heard presentations from Webster faculty on contemporary security issues such as the Syrian refugee crisis and migration to Europe, Libya after liberation, and challenges and opportunities stemming from East Mediterranean gas discoveries. The event was organized by the Research Institute for European and American Studies.

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Webster Athens Study Abroad Students Celebrate Holidays with Refugee Children

December 22, 2015

Webster Athens study abroad students provided presents for over 100 children at the Caritas Refugee Center in Athens on Dec. 16, bringing joy and happiness to the refugee children. The students helped transform the center, where the children usually come to eat with their parents daily, into a festive holiday wonderland, complete with toys and supplies for the celebration.

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Athens in RIEAS Panel on Security, Intelligence in Greece

December 18, 2015

Webster Athens participated in a book presentation organized by the Research Institute for European and American Studies. The concepts in the book, "National Security and Contemporary Intelligence Services in Greece," were discussed by author Joseph Fitsanakis of Coastal Carolina University, ambassador Col. Adam Kavlick, ESTIA managing editor Costas Papachlimintzos, ambassador and former Greek Intelligence Service director Ioannis Corantis, Potamos Publishing's Costas Papadopoulos, and Webster Athens' John Nomikos and Antonio Dimou.

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Instructor Kyle Lincoln (right) with two students in Athens for a short-term hybrid study abroad course this fall. Photo credit Nisveta Fejzic.

Athens Comes to Life via Short-Term Study Abroad

December 03, 2015

For those students for whom a full term abroad isn’t feasible, short-term hybrid study abroad courses are often the perfect solution, combining online coursework with a study abroad immersion experience of 1-2 weeks – perfect for students working full-time while in school, caring for a family or seeking a study abroad experience on a budget. One recent short-term study abroad course that took nine students to Athens, Greece, for the keystone seminar, "City Life: Ancient Athens."

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