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Webster Geneva celebrated International Women's Day with an

Geneva Hosts Event on Empowering Girls through Technology

April 05, 2018

Last month Webster Geneva’s Media Communication Department and its Centre for Creativity and Innovation celebrated International Women’s Day with a special event on the theme of empowering girls through technology. Representatives from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, ITU, Plan International and UNICEF shared examples of how their organizations are using technology to inspire girls around the world. ITU has since promoted this event as part of a series around the topic.

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Ellen Hansen, senior policy advisor to the Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, UNHCR. [Photo: Oliver O'Hanlon]

Geneva's 23rd Humanitarian Conference Addresses Refugees, Migration

February 22, 2018

Webster University Geneva’s 23rd International Humanitarian and Security Conference drew 250 to Geneva’s U.N. district for five keynote speakers and two dozen panelists around the theme, “The Need for Effective Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration.” The annual conference was organized in cooperation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and benefited from the High Patronage of the Government of the Republic and Canton of Geneva.

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Abdullah described her experience to Cate Blanchett.

'Get Your Bag, We Are Going': Webster student's refugee experience in UNHCR video

January 23, 2018

"We lost our friends and homes, but not our brains. We can build a life again." Webster University Geneva student Aya Abdullah described her experience as a refugee from war, twice, with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett for a live event that took place during the World Economic Forum. Watch the Facebook Live video as Abdullah and JJ Bola shared their stories.

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While on campus, the delegation also learned about Webster's range of academic programs.

Geneva Hosts Iranian Delegation of Business Entrepreneurs

November 15, 2017

The Geneva campus recently hosted an Iranian delegation of business leaders and entrepreneurs led by the Tehran Chamber of Commerce. The Iran-Switzerland Chamber of Commerce selected Webster as the academic focus for the delegation's visit, and as a follow-up of Webster's “Doing Business in Iran” conference held last May.

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Russian grandmaster Alexander Riazantsev visited Webster Geneva.

Snapshot: Russian Chess Champion Visits Webster Geneva

July 10, 2017

Alexander Riazantsev, the winner of 2016 Russian Championship Superfinal and European Rapid Chess Championship and one of the coaches of the Russian women's national chess team, visited Webster University's Geneva campus, connecting with students and alumni and discussing ways to promote chess on campus. Riazantsev was in town competing in the Geneva Chess Grand Prix.

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Students reflected on how to improve each campus community through engaged student leadership.

'Working Together': Webster LEADS Students Retreat in Tuscany

June 14, 2017

What could be better than learning about leadership under the Tuscan sun? Twenty-one students from Webster's Vienna and Geneva campuses experienced exactly this during their annual leadership retreat. Through the Webster LEADS program, the students had the opportunity to journey to Italy for a weekend of workshops and activities at a small Tuscan town of Pistoia near Florence, Italy. The LEADS Retreat program included different activities aimed at preparing the students to assume leadership positions at their universities, especially as leaders in upcoming new student orientations.

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Students held on-campus activities to raise awareness of the issues.

GCP Keystone Course Examines Contemporary Slavery, Human Trafficking

May 30, 2017

As part of their Global Citizenship Program keystone course, "Contemporary Slavery and Human Trafficking," students at Webster Geneva reflected on the forms of modern slavery and how it is often hidden in plain sight. Their class final project examined different aspects of slavery in the supply chain to inform -- and surprise -- the campus community about the kinds of products they consume that are supported by slave labor.

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Italian Supreme Court Justice Giuliano Amato visited the Geneva campus for a panel on international careers.

Italy Supreme Court Justice, Former Prime Minister Visits Webster

May 24, 2017

Italian Supreme Court Justice and former prime minister Giuliano Amato visited Webster's Geneva campus to participate in a panel on international careers. He discussed the impact of the field of international relations, praised the global outlook of American universities, and emphasized that preparing to succeed in any international career ultimately requires the study of "the other."

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Scenes from Webster University commencement ceremonies in Vienna, St. Louis, Geneva and Leiden (clockwise from top left)

Snapshots: 2017 Commencement Ceremonies around the World

May 15, 2017

Commencement season is in high gear at Webster University, with several ceremonies at campuses around the world taking place last weekend, and more to come through the summer. The largest was the 98th annual ceremony at The Muny in St. Louis, which attracted grads and families from across the network. See photos and links for the scenes from several ceremonies celebrating this year's 6,058 grads who add to a network of 192,000 alumni.

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