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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 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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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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Mahfood discusses conditions for school teachers on KMOV.

In the News: Mahfood on teachers; Barrett on MLK; Schubert on world affairs; Media Academy

April 04, 2018

Education professor Stephanie Mahfood and two Webster students were interviewed in KMOV's coverage of teacher strikes across the U.S. ... St. Louis Public Radio featured Sonja Perryman, keynote at this year's School of Communications Media Academy. ... Photography professor Bill Barrett discussed a famous photo as part of KSDK coverage of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. ... Vienna international relations professor Samuel Schubert was interviewed by Kurier.at on current world affairs.

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Leslie Klieb

News Around Webster: Chappell, Cosic, Klieb, Wiggins

March 14, 2018

Leslie Klieb at Webster Thailand presented a research paper on trust and online shopping in China. ... John Chappell chaired a panel and presented a paper at the Far Western Popular Culture Association conference. ... Webster Vienna's Bradley Wiggins spoke by invitation at a special debate on upholding democracy in an age of "fake news" at the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly meeting. ... Zlatko Cosic's "STORY 2: SCENES 1-9" will screen at the INTERFACE exhibition in Bolton, United Kingdom.

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Students from Webster University Thailand and Mahidol University

Webster IR Students Experience Conflict Mapping, Assessment in Bangkok

March 13, 2018

Webster University Thailand and Mahidol University recently collaborated on a one-day training seminar for undergraduate and graduate students from both Mahidol and Webster Thailand as well as PhD candidates from Mahidol’s Human Rights and Peace Studies program. Participants were introduced to the principles of conflict mapping which serves as a transferable and practical rubric for the analysis of social conflict in a range of settings.

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Amanda Kracen

News Around Webster: Kracen, Corrigan, Weeks, McGrath

March 07, 2018

Amanda Kracen chaired a symposium and presented findings on research co-authored by Webster students at the American Psychosocial Oncology Society conference. ... Edythe Weeks' book, "Do Race Relations Matter, in the United States?" publishes this week on Amazon/Kindle. ... Don Corrigan received the Award for Outstanding Service from the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site in St. Louis. ... Kim McGrath presented on internationalization at the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) conference.

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Oreste Foppiani

News Around Webster: Hong, Foppiani, Kaiser, Ervin

March 05, 2018

Oreste Foppiani was appointed political advisor to an EU body fighting human trafficking and smuggling. ... Katie Ervin is the first female elected as an officer of the Command and General Staff College Foundation board. ... Celine Hong is presenting a paper on social media at this month's International Public Relations Research Conference. ... DJ Kaiser had two papers recently published in international journals, on his research in South America and on a pronunciation mobile app.

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The panel took questions from the audience in Leiden.

Leiden Panel Covers Balkan-EU Relations 10 Years after Kosovo Independence

March 02, 2018

The International Relations Department at Webster's Leiden campus hosted an expert panel on Balkan relations with the EU around the 10th anniversary of Kosovar independence. The panel included an ambassador, former European Parliament member and a faculty member who worked on the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. The event coincided with current student coursework for a conference on "Political Expediency Behind International Criminal Courts" this weekend in The Hague.

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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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The Briefing Book published by the Foreign Policy Association

Discuss Global Issues with Webster Faculty in Great Decisions 2018

February 21, 2018

Alumni, students and members of the Webster Community are invited to Great Decisions 2018, the ever-popular series of current events presentations and discussions led by Webster University faculty and sponsored by the Webster University Alumni Association. The schedule this year will run eight consecutive Monday evenings, March 5 to April 23. Register online or by calling the Alumni Office at 314-968-7149.

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Molly Stehn

News Around Webster: Stehn on 'Frozen'; Brown on dating violence; History, IR students present on gender

February 20, 2018

Molly Stehn was published in The Journal of Creativity in Mental Health. ... La Vera Brown presented on teen dating violence and received a leadership award at the North Carolina Counselor Association. ... Vienna international relations grad students Krista Price and Julia Zimmerman presented at the Vienna UN Conference on Gender Equality. ... History student Katie Lade will present in Birmingham at the conference on Bystanders And Complicity In Nazi Germany And The Jim Crow South.

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