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Professor John Nomikos welcomed defense attachés from nine states during the lecture series at Webster Athens.

What's a Defense Attaché? Webster Athens Students Learn from the Experts

April 19, 2018

What does a defense attaché do, anyway? Webster students from four continents at the Athens campus heard from those who do the job, in a lecture series led by assistant professor John Nomikos and featuring defense attachés from France, Germany, Poland, Israel, Italy, Romania, Russia, Serbia and the United States. These international representatives touched on national security issues and presented in unique styles reflecting the diversity of how each gathered, analyzed and disseminated information in their roles.

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Congratulations to Michelle Delbert, Shannon Clark, Judith Agyenium-Boateng, Monica Hagelstine, Hannah Kitners, Dayla Ramsey, Chris Smith, Nathan Webb, and Kelsey Wheatley

Honor Society for International Studies Inducts New Members

April 17, 2018

On Sunday, April 15, the Eta Alpha Chapter of the Sigma Iota Rho National Honor Society for International Studies (SIR) inducted nine new members from across Webster University’s global network. The chapter’s faculty advisor, Kelly-Kate Pease, provided a warm welcome to students, faculty, friends and family who gathered for the event at the H. Sam Priest Center.

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Around Webster: Antonakakis, Cuille, Jensens, Rosenblum

April 17, 2018

Warren Rosenblum is giving two talks this week on the origins of the Nazi euthanasia program. ... Vienna's Nikolaos Antonakakis published a guest post for the London School of Economic's British Politics and Policy Blog drawing upon research with Ioannis Chatziantoniou and David Gabauer. ... Lionel Cuillé spoke at Brown University on the 50th anniversary of the Paris student revolution. ... Gina Jensen and Scott Jensen were presented the CSCA Outstanding Contributions to Forensics award.

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Levine speaks with Nancy Hellerud, vice provost, and Patty Li, Confucius Institute director.

Trade War? Webster Hosts U.S.-China Economic Relations Expert

April 16, 2018

Are the United States and China headed for a trade war? That was the theme for a talk by Chinese affairs expert Hank Levine to an audience of over 80 Webster University students, faculty and community members. With the recent announcements of tariff hikes by both countries, Levine provided timely insights during an engagement moderated by Webster professor Allan MacNeill as part of the Contemporary China speaker series hosted by the Confucius Institute at Webster.

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Representatives from The Covering House spoke with students on March 28.

Students Assist Nonprofit Fighting Human Trafficking

April 04, 2018

Webster’s Eta Alpha chapter of the Sigma Iota Rho (SIR) Honor Society for International Studies and the History Politics and International Relations Club co-hosted a campus visit by The Covering House, a St. Louis nonprofit addressing issues of human trafficking. The representatives discussed realities of sex trafficking in the United States. The SIR has organized a donation drive to help The Covering House provide housing for girls between age 13-17 who are victims of trafficking.

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Join Milich on Dec. 5 for a talk focusing on the difficulties of teaching controversial topics

'Navigating New Cold War Shoals in the Classroom' with Peter Milich

November 27, 2017

Peter Milich, visiting professor in the Department of History, Politics, and International Relations, will be giving a brown-bag lunch talk at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 5, in the Library Conference Room. The talk, titled “Strategies for Navigating New Cold War Shoals in the Classroom” will focus on the difficulties of teaching controversial topics.

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Addressing the graduates

Global MA in International Relations Cohort Completes Program in Vienna

August 09, 2017

Webster University’s Global Master of Arts in International Relations students celebrated their program completion at a graduation luncheon held at the Palais Wenkheim on the Vienna campus. Students complete this degree in 11 months, traveling every eight weeks to a new campus location in the Webster system. The class of 2017 studied in Vienna, Leiden, Athens, Geneva, Accra, Havana, Beijing, Bangkok, and Washington, D.C.

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Ghana Public Lecture Dicusses African, Chinese Economics, Culture, and Development

June 08, 2017

Webster Ghana hosted a public lecture, Africa and China: Economics, Culture, and Development, as part of its inaugural "Ghana at 60" public lecture series. The public heard about the economic ties between Africa and China, in terms of trade, aid, and investments, which is increasingly becoming phenomenal.

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Webster in the news

In the News: Polgar Israel feature; Solomon on media mergers; Hall on Comey; van Marissing on leadership

May 12, 2017

Susan Polgar was profiled in the Times of Israel feature, "The female chess grandmaster who checked male privilege," Eileen Solomon was quoted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Sinclair's proposed purchase of Tribune Media, William Hall was quoted on Jeff Sessions' role in James Comey's firing, and Jean Paul van Marissing was interviewed for thoughts on leadership in the Dutch magazine, Hello Zuidas.

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Kingston and Hall insights into various aspects of U.S. politics.

Panel of American Faculty in Leiden Covers U.S. Politics

May 09, 2017

Leiden's International Relations Department and IR Club organized a panel discussion on U.S. politics and the impact of the presidential election on refugees and migration with faculty members Lindsey Kingston, William Hall, Daniel Russell and Jill Adler.

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Sigma Iota Rho Chapter Inducts New Members

May 04, 2017

Webster University’s chapter of Sigma Iota Rho, the honor society for international relations, welcomed 15 new members at its spring induction ceremony on April 30. Faculty, students, family and friends gathered in the H. Sam Priest Center to acknowledge the academic accomplishments of graduate and undergraduate students from Webster's campuses in St. Louis, Leiden and Vienna. Professor Daniel Hellinger's keynote encouraged members to pursue the creative conduct of international affairs through service.

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Webster faculty and staff quoted in the news

In the News: Billhymer, Harrison, Houston on fake news, Trump, Wehrenberg

December 14, 2016

School of Communications adjunct faculty member Jessica Brown Billhymer's op/ed on teaching media literacy to combat fake news appeared in the Post-Dispatch, James Harrison was quoted in Webster-Kirkwood Times on the sale of Wehrenberg Theatres, and Webster Thailand's Kenneth Houston's piece on identity politics and Trumpism was published in World Politics Journal.

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Three candidates will be on campus between Oct. 24 and Nov. 8

Meet HPIR Faculty Candidates During Campus Visits

October 24, 2016

The Department of History, Politics, and International Relations invites the Webster community to meet their candidates for the position of Assistant Professor of International Relations. Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend their research talks, and faculty in St. Louis are also invited to a lunch where you can get to know the candidates. Research talks are open to all, but RSVP to robbieotoole@webster.edu if you plan to attend any of the lunches.

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Anderson's book examines how German attitudes toward African Americans and the institution of slavery changed over time.

Around Webster: Anderson's 'Abolitionizing Missouri,' Library's Harrison and Vix, Barnidge on terror

March 25, 2016

Kristen Anderson's book, "Abolitionizing Missouri: German Immigrants and Racial Ideology in Nineteenth-Century America," has published, Davina Harrison and Heidi Vix presented on library e-resources, and Robert Barnidge delivered the annual War on Terror lecture at High Point University, "Presidential Responses to Terrorism since September 11, 2001: An International Law Perspective.”

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Around Webster: Rosenblum, Jolly, Wiggins, Zera

March 18, 2016

Warren Rosenblum's review essay on two texts about law and Nazi Germany was published in the Journal of Modern History, Dominique Jolly's article on research and development by foreign companies i China was published in The Journal of Business Strategy, Caitlin Zera's film on the tar sands pipeline will air on KNLC, and Bradley Wiggins published in the International Journal of Game-Based Learning on higher education and in the International Journal of Communication on memes from the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

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