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News and scholarly activities from Webster University community members

News Around Webster: Kingston, McGrath, Scharf, Cosic, Hellinger

February 17, 2017

Lindsey Kingston published "Haitians Seeking Refuge in Brazil," Kim McGrath presented a webinar on leadership and negotiation strategies, Emily Scharf co-published on transformative learning, Dan Hellinger consulted on Danielle Smith-Llera’s book on Che Guevara, and Zlatko Cosic's film "It Can't Go Forever" screens at Artspace in Tel Aviv.

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The $25 Great Decisions Briefing Book features impartial, thought-provoking analyses on the eight topics selected for this year’s series.

RSVP for Great Decisions 2017: Discussing global issues with Webster faculty

February 13, 2017

It's time to register for Great Decisions 2017, the ever-popular series of current events presentations and discussions led by Webster University faculty and sponsored by the Webster University Alumni Association. Topics in this year's program, which runs on Monday nights in March and April, include nuclear security, the future of Europe, Middle Eastern issues and Latin American politics. RSVP by March 3.

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Seminar: Political and Historical Implications of the Trump Administration

January 19, 2017

The Department of History, Politics and International Relations is hosting a seminar series open to the broader community, and available for student credit, with guest speakers and readings on the political and historical implications of the Trump Administration. Seating is limited and begins Monday, Jan. 23.

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New students in Ghana include several from across West Africa and three students in the Global MA in International Relations program from the United States (2) and Austria (1).

Webster Ghana Welcomes New Students from Across West Africa, Beyond

January 17, 2017

Webster's campus in Accra, Ghana, welcomed new students from across the West African sub-region to add to its diverse student base for Spring 2017. New students were drawn from Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Congo-Brazzaville, DRC, and Mali, with students from English-speaking countries in West Africa learning from their French-speaking counterparts and vice versa.

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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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Nikolaos Antonakakis

In the News: Rockwell on Cuba, Antonakakis on Energy and Environment, Schubert on OPEC Cuts

December 02, 2016

Nikolaos Antonakakis shared insights on Austrian national radio ORF about the energy-growth-environmental degradation nexus, Vienna's Samuel Schubert was interviewed on FM4 about OPEC's conditional decision to cut production and boost oil prices, and Rick Rockwell was interviewed on KMOX morning news about the impact of Fidel Castro's death on U.S.-Cuba relations.

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Webster international relations faculty member Nives Rumenjak addressed students at the beginning of the event.

Leiden IR Students Talk with Ambassadors at Japanese Tables Event

November 30, 2016

Webster University Leiden students and faculty had the opportunity to discuss a range of current international issues with 40 diplomats and ambassadors at the recent Japanese Tables Evening hosted by SIB Leiden. Faculty member and Leiden IR program coordinator Nives Rumenjak helped prepare the students for what several called a priceless evening.

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Speakers at the lecture on perceptions of Africa

Ghana Faculty Lecture on Africa's Perception Around the World

November 28, 2016

Most people who live outside of Africa fail to truly understand this rich, complex, and diverse continent. Globally, it is perceived as a land plagued by poverty, war, diseases, etc. Webster's Ghana campus hosted a public lecture with faculty discussing how these perception of Africa are shaped largely by how it is portrayed by the media.

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Webster faculty and a U.N. rep moderated the discussion among students and faculty.

Geneva Forum Debates, Explains U.S. Presidential Election

November 17, 2016

One week after the election of the 45th U.S. President Donald Trump, Webster University Geneva organized an open debate on “Trump’s Triumph: The Implications of the U.S. Elections.” The debate gave all students and faculty an opportunity to ask questions and express their feelings and perceptions on the result, to clarify how the U.S. electoral system works, and discuss what changes on the world stage are expected.

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Goodarzi in Chicago; Jensen lifetime achievement; Chamberlin performs in Lebanon

November 08, 2016

Longtime forensics director Scott Jensen received the lifetime achievement L.E. Norton Award at the national tournament, Webster Geneva's Jubin Goodarzi presented at Northwestern and U. of Chicago while in the U.S. on faculty mobility, and emeritus professor Bob Chamberlin played an organ recital in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

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H.E. Andrea Gustovic-Ercegovac

Leiden Hosts Croatian Ambassador

October 19, 2016

Webster University Leiden welcomed the Croatian Ambassador to the Netherlands, H.E. Andrea Gustovic-Ercegovac, for a fascinating lecture and interactive discussion on the relations between Croatia and the Netherlands. The event was organized by the International Relations department, the IR Club, and the Scholars Group at Webster, drawing both undergrad and graduate students as well as alumni, faculty, and non-Webster students to campus.

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Stroble and Curtis on Fox 2

In the News: Cybersecurity, Chess, Schubert in TV Interviews

October 04, 2016

President Elizabeth Stroble and assistant professor Jim Curtis were featured on Fox 2 to discuss the growing cybersecurity program, chess coach Susan Polgar and Ray Robson were on STL Live to discuss Webster's four-time national champion chess team, and Vienna international relations assistant professor Samuel Schubert was on Austrian National Television to offer insights on the U.S. presidential election.

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Student turnout for the Residential Life Debate Watch Party spilled over into a second building.

In the News: Jensen, Karins on debate; Shah on Brexit, Trump; Cross, Barnidge on terrorism

September 27, 2016

Gina Jensen was interviewed on debate strategy ahead of the first presidential debate, Journal news editor Jessica Karins was quoted in USA Today about student reactions to the debate, Sheetal Shah wrote an article on the psychology of movements behind Brexit, Trump and Wilders, Remy Cross discussed counter-terrorism measures on St. Louis On The Air, and Robert Barnidge wrote a column on religious ideology and characterizations of the motivation behind acts of terrorism.

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