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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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Airport CEO André Schneider is Geneva Commencement Speaker

April 14, 2017

André Schneider, chief executive officer of Geneva Airport, will be the speaker at the 2017 Webster University Geneva graduation ceremony on May 13. Throughout his career Schneider has led and developed advisory projects related to many important issues around sustainable development, from energy to mobility and finance. "Our students will enjoy and benefit from his experience and insights into the professional world," said Webster Geneva director Clementina Acedo.

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Session focused on technology and the data collection trend

Geneva Panel: Big Data, End of Privacy?

April 10, 2017

“Big Data: The End of Privacy?” was the theme of a D.Bates panel that took place on the Geneva campus of Webster University on Thursday, March 30. Organized by Fernando Lagraña, director of the Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) program and moderated by Dominique Jolly, chair of the Walker School programs at Webster Geneva, this D.Bates session focused on technology and usage aspects of the massive data collection trend that we witness today, with a special focus on journalism and health care.

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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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