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Staff, faculty and students, notably those affiliated with the WHA, play a key role in the preparation and running of the conference.

22nd Humanitarian Conference Highlights Refugee, Human Rights, Humanitarian Law

March 02, 2017

Webster University Geneva hosted its 22nd International Humanitarian and Security Conference under the theme “Upholding Refugee Protection, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law: The Role of Geneva in International Humanitarian Action." As in past editions, it benefited from the High Patronage of the Government of the Republic and Canton of Geneva.

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Professor Indjikian moderated an interactive debate between the keynote speaker, other panelists and an active and participative audience.

Webster Geneva Launches Series on Future of Energy

February 21, 2017

Under the leadership of Rouben Indjikian, lecturer in commodities and trade finance, the Geneva campus has launched a series of conferences devoted to the future of energy. The first such event, “What Future for Petroleum?” attracted managers, traders, financiers, consultants and other private sector representatives.

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Webster Geneva welcomed new students from around the world for spring orientation.

Snapshots: Orientation in Geneva Heads to the Mountains

January 24, 2017

Webster Geneva's Spring New Student Orientation welcomed 77 new students from all over the world to the campus in Bellevue, Switzerland, including 50 through the Webster International Network Schools program. The students were thrilled to be "exposed to so many different cultures and languages" among their classmates, and enjoyed an orientation trip to Chamonix in the French Alps.

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The panel helped students understand the realities and skills needed for finding a job in international organizations.

Geneva Alumni Share Experience Working for International Organizations

December 15, 2016

More than 70 students, alumni and faculty gathered at Webster Geneva for a career services panel discussion on the skills needed to land jobs in international relations and the realities of working in the field. The panel moderated by Oreste Foppiani included several alumni currently working for such organizations.

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Members of the 2016 DBA Swiss cohort

Webster-GEM DBA Collaboration Marks 10th Anniversary Cohort

December 05, 2016

Webster University's Geneva campus celebrated 10 years of collaboration with Grenoble Ecole de Management's DBA program. This year's cohorts again represented a very culturally diverse group of students pursuing a rigorous academic part-time program that includes workshops, intensive online resources and face-to-face mentoring.

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From left to right: Jesse Alexander, Vienna; Phil Gwaltney, Thailand; Ted Hoef, St. Louis; Julian Schuster; Beth Stroble; Christine Benninger, Leiden; Adelina Martey, Ghana; and Kristina Shimkus, Geneva.

Global Student Life Colleagues Gather for Connections, Best Practices

November 28, 2016

Webster University student life coordinators from the Geneva, Vienna, Leiden, Thailand, and Ghana campuses met at the Webster Groves campus Nov. 14-18 as part of efforts to improve and synchronize the global student-centered experience called for in Webster's strategic plan. Their visit was timed to coincide with a national association of student life administrators conference held in St. Louis.

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Webster faculty and a U.N. rep moderated the discussion among students and faculty.

Geneva Forum Debates, Explains U.S. Presidential Election

November 17, 2016

One week after the election of the 45th U.S. President Donald Trump, Webster University Geneva organized an open debate on “Trump’s Triumph: The Implications of the U.S. Elections.” The debate gave all students and faculty an opportunity to ask questions and express their feelings and perceptions on the result, to clarify how the U.S. electoral system works, and discuss what changes on the world stage are expected.

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Goodarzi

Goodarzi in Chicago; Jensen lifetime achievement; Chamberlin performs in Lebanon

November 08, 2016

Longtime forensics director Scott Jensen received the lifetime achievement L.E. Norton Award at the national tournament, Webster Geneva's Jubin Goodarzi presented at Northwestern and U. of Chicago while in the U.S. on faculty mobility, and emeritus professor Bob Chamberlin played an organ recital in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

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The inaugural summit included 29 students from eight campuses.

Global Student Leadership Summit Set for June 2017 in Vienna

September 28, 2016

Vienna has been selected as the host for the Webster University 2017 Global Student Leadership Summit (GSLS) to be held June 3-10, 2017, President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster announced this week. Strong interest following the inaugural 2015 summit in St. Louis resulted in plans to repeat the program every two years and rotate its location around Webster’s international campuses. A cohort of 26 student leaders will be recruited from the campuses in Accra, Geneva, Leiden, St. Louis, Thailand and Vienna.

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Foppiani and Veuthey

Geneva IR Faculty in UN World Humanitarian Summit

July 13, 2016

International relations faculty members from Webster Geneva Oreste Foppiani and Michel Veuthey participated in and spoke at the UN World Humanitarian Summit, in Istanbul, Turkey. They were part of several high-level meetings and special sessions on refugees, migration and humanitarian action that represent urgent concerns for heads of state and government all over the world. They were among 80 academics invited by the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator.

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

'An Amazing Network': Webster LEADS Students Retreat in Tuscany

May 23, 2016

Continuing what has become a hallowed tradition, 30 students in the Webster LEADS leadership program from the Geneva, Leiden and Vienna campuses met for a join leadership retreat. This year they experienced a new location, a 16th century villa perched amongst the Tuscan hills just outside of Pistoia, near Florence, the home region of Geneva professor and head of Photography Department Francesco Arese Visconti. The weekend included icebreakers, team-building and skills-building activities as these students got to better know each other -- and their selves.

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