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Geneva Campus Kicks Off 40th Anniversary Celebrations

October 22, 2018

Webster University Geneva held two 40th anniversary celebration events in late September: a special exhibition by artist Sema Jonsson titled '100 Portraits of Women Who Inspire' showcasing 100 portraits of female artists, activists, writers, singers, scientists, politicians, businesswomen, humanitarians, and philanthropists; and a Community Day bringing together the Webster students, staff and faculty with friends from the local community for a 5K race, BBQ, music and children's activities.

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Webster University Geneva is set to participate in Geneva Peace Week 2018.

Webster to Participate in 2018 Geneva Peace Week

September 28, 2018

Webster University Geneva will take part of the 2018 Geneva Peace Week, Nov. 5-9. This year’s theme “Peace Building in a Turbulent World” will highlight the urgent need to develop peaceful solutions caused by violent conflict. Webster University Geneva jointly organized one event for the 100th commemoration of the End of the Great War, "Italy and the Allies: War Goals and Post-War Disillusions".

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Students watch the 'Meet the Artists' lecture

Webster Geneva 'Meet the Artist' Series Connects International Artists to Local Community

August 29, 2018

Webster University’s Geneva campus hosted the first season of a monthly "Meet the Artists" lunch lecture series this summer, giving artists the chance to present their work and creative process to an audience from the campus community as well as external guests. Each artist was also interviewed for a podcast. The series, which will return next year, was co-hosted by Webster University's Global Citizenship Program, the Webster Center of Creativity and Innovation, and the Department of Media Communications, and organized by Julianna Sandholm-Bark.

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News Around Webster: Foppiani, Kaiser, Cosic, CPDC

July 06, 2018

Geneva's Oreste Foppiani participated in and spoke at the “SOS Rule of Law” side-event at the 38th Session of the U.N. Council of Human Rights. ... The School of Education's DJ Kaiser presented at the 16th annual Asia TEFL International Conference in Macau SAR, China. ... Zlatko Cosic's films are screening at festivals in St. Louis, Chicago, and Varna, Bulgaria, this month. ... NACE featured a diversity recruiting video produced by John Link and Trezette Dixon of Webster's CPDC.

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Presenters spoke about trade, governmental relations and entering the Brazilian market.

Webster Geneva Hosts Conference on Swiss Business with Brazil

June 28, 2018

Sixty members of the local business community gathered at Webster University's Geneva campus for a half-day conference to exchange insights, experiences and common interests for business in—and with—Brazil, in a conference organized by Dominique Jolly, head of Walker School programs at Webster Geneva. Six of the presentations are viewable in PDF form.

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The two-day event featured keynotes, panels and workshops on a variety of trauma and therapy topics.

Webster Geneva Hosts International Conference on Trauma

June 14, 2018

Webster University's Geneva campus hosted a two-day international conference on trauma with a wide range of experts, researchers, practitioners and general participants interested in understanding and alleviating human suffering. Speakers, panelists and workshops covered such topics as collective trauma, anger and revenge, trauma and imagination, trauma from war, displacement or gender-based violence, and more.

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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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