News Articles

Hannah Emerson, International Relations student

International Relation Student Wins Contest for Global Solutions

November 16, 2018

Hannah Emerson, who is studying International Relations through the Combine Degree Program offered at Webster, won a Citizens for Global Solutions contest which sent her to the organization’s national conference in Washington D.C., Citizens for Global Solutions Annual Board Meeting, Nov. 9-12. Emerson won the contest with her essay, “Urbanization: A Global Problem with a Global Smart City Solution,” which explored her international experience and how Smart City policies can help alleviate the problems that come with urbanization.

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Emmanuel Balogun

In the News: Balogun on Africa, Shah in Dutch News; Rodak on Melbourne

September 28, 2018

Emmanuel Balogun co-wrote a guest column in the Sept. 27 issue of the Washington Post drawing on his research on health crises initiatives in Africa. ... Leiden's Sheetal Shah is the latest subject in the “10 Questions” series on Dutch News, discussing her experiences in India and the Netherlands. ... Dawn Rodak and the new Melbourne location are the cover story of the Brevard Business News, describing Webster's history and plans in this coastal Florida region.

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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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Webster Co-Hosts University Conference in Beijing

September 26, 2018

Webster University China co-hosted a conference in Beijing featuring Adjunct Professor, Indira Ravindran. Other hosts included members of the American Universities-China Association (AUCA) and the Schwarzman College of Tsinghua University. The all-day event included issues vital to U.S. universities that have operations inside of China.

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Robin Ramcharan presenting his analysis at the Rohingya Crisis conference

Thailand Faculty Contribute to International Conference on Rohingya Crisis

September 04, 2018

Webster University Thailand’s faculty members, Kenneth Houston and Robin Ramcharan, along with scholars from around the world, contributed to “The Rohingya Crisis: A Multidimensional Tragedy” International Conference in Bangkok on Aug. 24. Ramcharan presented analysis of the role that ASEAN has (or has not) played in the crisis, while Houston analyzed the official discourse of Myanmar’s government.

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Cosic's

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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Julia Feil Zimmerman

From Music to Youth Advocacy, with Help from the Career Center

June 27, 2018

Julia Feil Zimmerman was a musician with a degree from the University of California-Irvine when she changed career paths and enrolled in Webster's MA in International Relations program through the Vienna campus. Now she's a women and youth empowerment advocate at the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens, in part thanks to guidance from the Career Development Center, services she encourages all Webster students to utilize.

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Batora discussed the political situation in Slovakia after a journalist investigating corruption was murdered.

Webster Professor Discusses Uprising in Slovakia

June 13, 2018

Last month The 1020, a program at Webster Vienna exploring international relations, interviewed faculty member Jozef Bátora for his analysis of the ongoing crisis in Slovakia, where people took to the streets after a journalist investigating corruption was murdered. Protests led to the resignation of the prime minister. Bátora was previously interviewed on Austrian TV about the news. Listen to the insightful interview on SoundCloud or YouTube.

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Julie Smith

In the News: Pease on Korea radio, Smith on social media, Miller-Struttmann's Bee Blitz

June 04, 2018

Kelly-Kate Pease was interviewed by the "Morning Wave” radio program on BEFM Radio in Busan, South Korea, about President Trump’s trade war against China. ... Julie Smith appeared live on the 6 p.m. FOX 2 newscast Tuesday to discuss the Roseanne Barr controversy, offering advice on social media use. ... The community-based St. Louis Bee Blitz science project led by Nicole Miller-Struttmann was one of St. Louis Magazine’s recommended outdoor activities for June.

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Commencement 2018

In the News: Pease on NPR; Curtis on cybersecurity; Tony-nominee alumni; Shifting demographics

May 14, 2018

Kelly-Kate Pease's sit-down on the nationally broadcast NPR program 1A is now available online. ... Jim Curtis appeared on the educational podcast "Yes College" discussing Webster's cybersecurity program. ... An Inside Higher Ed column examines how schools like Webster have evolved over the decades to meet changing demographics, like non-traditional and online students. ... A sydnicated round-up of Tony nominees highlights where they went to school, like Webster alumnus Norbert Leo Butz.

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Bennett said Webster's globalized curriculum helped prepare him for the coming year in Germany.

Webster Student Wins German Young Professional Fellowship

May 03, 2018

Jake Bennett, a Webster University student majoring in International Relations with a minor in German, has been awarded the coveted Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) fellowship. The immersion program, funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Department of State, annually selects 75 American and 75 German young professionals between the ages of 18-24 to spend one year in each other’s countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts.

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Barsky spoke about relations in Asia and Russian priorities.

Thailand Hosts Russian Ambassador Talk in Bangkok

April 23, 2018

Webster University Thailand hosted the Russian Ambassador to Thailand for an afternoon of discussion at the Bangkok Centre, Empire Tower. Kirill Barsky provided students and other attendees an overview of the key subject areas of concern to the interests of the Russian Federation and with a explicit goal of outlining how things look from the Russian perspective. This was a useful – and challenging – exercise given the diversity of nationalities who attended from the Webster Thailand community.

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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 Marianne Grant

Vienna Student Wins Best Graduate Thesis in International Relations

April 17, 2018

Marianne Grant, studying at the Vienna campus, has been selected as the winner of the 2018 Graduate Thesis Award in International Relations for "Buying Time: The Effect of Costly Signaling and Interdependence on Low-Conflict Duration." Webster Thailand student Len Thanh Vu received a certificate of honorable mention. The Graduate Thesis Award in International Relations is given annually to recognize individual excellence in student research.

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