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Sept. 28-29 at Webster University

Human Rights Conference 2016: Equality Before The Law

September 20, 2016

The Webster University Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies presents its 9th Annual Human Rights Conference Sept. 28-29, 2016, on Equality Before The Law. The keynote address, “Ferguson to Geneva: A Human Rights Framework for the Movement,” will be given by Justin Hansford, Associate Professor at Saint Louis University School of Law. The conference is free and open to the public.

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ACUNS panel on prejudice and discrimination of religion and ethnicity.

Vienna Hosts ACUNS Panel on Discrimination and Prejudice of Ethnicity and Religion

September 14, 2016

Webster Vienna hosted a panel discussion organized by the Academic Council of the United Nations System (ACUNS) Vienna Liaison on the theme, "Youth Combatting Discrimination and Prejudice on the Grounds of Ethnicity and Religion." The discussion was chaired by Franco Algieri, head of the International Relations Department at Webster Vienna. The panelists came from a wide range of specialties, presenting their work with minorities and discussing their projects addressing issues that minority groups in Europe face today, including a first-person account from a member of the "invisible Roma" minority.

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Stroble, Geraghty-Rathert Receive League of Women Voters Golden Lane Awards

September 06, 2016

Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble and Anne Geraghty-Rathert, professor of legal studies in Webster's College of Arts and Sciences, were among four women honored with Golden Lane Awards by the Metro St. Louis League of Women Voters as part of its “Celebrate the Vote” festival in downtown St. Louis.

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The chess team's impact was noted in BBC Magazine.

In the News: Chess in BBC, Woolf on torture, Psihountas on MBA

May 20, 2016

Linda Woolf is profiled in St. Louis Magazine for her efforts to strengthen ethical codes in the APA and keep psychologists out of interrogation sites, Debbie Psihountas is quoted in the Ladue News for an article about MBA programs serving working professionals, and the chess program is cited in a BBC feature on how St. Louis has become a world hub for chess.

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Webster faculty members Liza Jachens and Roslyn Thomas  with Dubravka Suzic of the UNHCR

Webster, UNHCR Study Psychological Impacts on Humanitarian Workers

May 20, 2016

Webster University and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have released a landmark study on understanding the mental health, well-being and psychological difficulties experienced by humanitarian aid workers in international settings. The Psychology Department at Webster's Geneva campus launched this multi-site investigation in 2012 along with leading response teams. They are continuing their research with additional organizations.

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During her weeklong visit as Woodrow Wilson Fellow, Mercedes Tunstall delivered a public talk,

Wilson Fellow Talks Cybersecurity, Social Media, Finance with Students, Partners

April 11, 2016

Mercedes Tunstall concluded her visit to Webster University last week as the second Woodrow Wilson Fellow from the Council of Independent Colleges. She spent April 4-8 in St. Louis visiting faculty members, students, alumni and community members in several engaging occasions to discuss social media, privacy, legal issues and cybersecurity. Her background as a Washington attorney and FTC staff attorney lent great insight to students in legal studies, cybersecurity, human rights and communications and journalism courses.

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Around Webster: Woolf on Psychology of Hate, Hwang on Jane Austen, Guterman-Finlayson Play

March 21, 2016

Linda Woolf will give the Distinguished Scholar lecture at the University of Southern Indiana, "The Psychology of Hate: From Intolerance to Terror," on March 21, Sheila Hwang is the Kirkwood Library's guest speaker for "Literary Feasts, from Jane Austen's Day to the Present" on April 20, and Gad Guterman and Doug Finlayson will have a selection of their play read at the National Conference of the Association for Jewish Theatre showcase April 2-6.

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While in the Netherlands, President Stroble joined in the Webster celebration of International Women's Day and a meeting on The Bijlmer Project.

Snapshot: Stroble in Leiden on Women's Day, Bijlmer Project

March 10, 2016

Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble met with members of the Leiden campus while in the Netherlands earlier this week. The visit coincided with International Women's Day, and she joined the campus celebration of that event as well as the latest meeting on The Bijlmer Project, a nonprofit, grassroots collaborative project at Webster Leiden that assists victims of human trafficking. The St. Louis campus will host an event on trafficking on March 19.

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Around Webster: Schollhammer, Hellinger, Barnidge, Woolf

March 04, 2016

Linda Woolf has the featured article in the February issue of the APA's Psychology Teacher Network, Ralph Schöllhammer published on technology's influence on future policy in the Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, Robert Barnidge lectured on presidential responses to terrorism at the Missouri History Museum, and Dan Hellinger published "Resource Nationalism and the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela" in The Political Economy of Natural Resources and Development.

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Centre Francophone director Lionel Cuille with students and guest speakers.

Francophone Guest Speaks of French Culture in Iran, U.S. Relations

March 02, 2016

The Centre Francophone, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, hosted the conference, "Iran-U.S. Relations: Impact for Human Rights," with guest speaker Fariba Hachtroudi, who discussed the importance of Francophonie culture in Iran and her personal experience traveling clandestinely to Iran. The event drew Webster students from International Languages and Cultures as well as the International Relations and International Human Rights programs.

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Webster's 21st International Humanitarian Conference drew 350 participants. [Photo by Oliver O'Hanlon]

21st Humanitarian Conference Draws Leaders to Geneva

February 29, 2016

More than 350 people attended Webster Geneva's 21st annual International Humanitarian Conference, where several keynote speakers were among 40 distinguished panelists and presenters who highlighted the latest data and issues ahead of May's World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. The hallmark event is organized by the International Relations Department and the Webster Humanitarian Association in close cooperation with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and other Webster faculty, staff and students.

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Ambassador Paradas and Webster professor Schubert

Vienna Marks Day for Eliminating Violence against Women

December 01, 2015

Webster Vienna held two panels as part of a symposium on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, focusing on the theme of victimization of women by extremist groups. The discussion among academics, ambassadors and other thought leaders was held in cooperation with the Academic Council of the United Nations (ACUNS).

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The 2015 Human Rights Conference focused on UN Millennium Development Goals.

Human Rights Conference Examines Success, Failures of UN Millennium Development Goals

October 13, 2015

The Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies' annual Human Rights Conference examined the successes and failures of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Guest speakers included scholars and human rights advocates from around the country. A full summary is available at Webster's College of Arts and Sciences.

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