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Webster faculty with President Jerry John Rawlings

Webster Ghana Students Visit Former President Jerry J Rawlings

July 18, 2019

One of the greatest highlights of the International Relations summer program at Webster University Ghana was the July 16th visit to the office of the former President of the Republic of Ghana, Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings. In a three-hour session, students were given a rare opportunity to query the charismatic leader about his tenure (1968-1992) as President of the Republic of Ghana as well as to discuss his current views on the country and sub-region, its people and future.

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John Sprague (Photo: NASA)

News Around Webster: Edwards, Higgins, Sprague, Hellinger

July 15, 2019

Webster Rolla director Gregory Edwards was elected as an officer for the Meramec Community Enhancement Corporation's board of directors. ... Cybersecurity faculty member John Sprague was honored as part of the Diversity and Inclusion Team in NASA’s Office of the Chief Information Officer. ... Professor Emeritus Daniel Hellinger returned from a five-month Fulbright residency in Spain with several publications on Venezuela and Nicaragua. ... Craig K. Higgins has been appointed Associate Circuit Judge for Missouri's 22nd Judicial Circuit .

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Syrian Refugee and Activist Rania Ali Awarded Scholarship at Webster Vienna

May 10, 2019

Webster University has awarded a scholarship to Rania Ali, who will enter into the International Relations Bachelors program at Webster Vienna beginning Fall I. Born in 1995, Ali escaped her hometown of Raqqa, Syria in 2014, filming every step. Her journey was later turned into the documentary. An aspiring journalist, she will be joining a competitive international student body at Webster Vienna.

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Hill, Bollan Win 2019 Freshmen Writing Awards

April 23, 2019

Congratulations to this year's Freshman Writing Award winners, who were celebrated at the event's 14th annual ceremony and luncheon sponsored by the Academic Resource Center. The 1st-place winner was Sarah Hill for her essay, "U.S.-Russia Nuclear Pact and The Blame Game," for Kelly-Kate Pease. The Creative Writing Award winner was Jai Bollan for his essay, "The Validity of My Humanity," for Kate Parsons.

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Humanitarian Perspectives on a Global Scale at Webster Leiden

March 20, 2019

Webster Leiden's International Relations Department welcomed humanitarian perspectives on a global scale to start the Spring 2019 semester. Visiting leaders from Malaysia, legal experts and NGO coordinators from around Europe engaged students in Leiden, while local trips and regional conferences brought them into the field.

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Geneva's 24th International Humanitarian Conference: Humanitarian law and human rights

March 14, 2019

Webster University Geneva’s Department of International Relations, together with the Webster Humanitarian Association (WHA), held its 24th International Humanitarian and Security Conference (IHSC) on March 7-8. This year’s conference, “Rebalancing International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and Human Rights: The Significance of the 1949 Geneva Conventions Seventy Years On,” included a gripping and motivating keynote address by Dr. Gilles Carbonnier, Vice-President of the ICRC and Professor of Development Economics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.

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Great Decisions 2019

RSVP for Great Decisions 2019

February 21, 2019

Alumni, students and members of the Webster Community are invited to participate in the 2019 edition of Great Decisions, the ever-popular series of current events, presentations and discussions led by Webster University faculty and sponsored by the Webster University Alumni Association. The series runs on eight consecutive Monday evenings, March 4-April 22.

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Amnesty International Thailand Hosts International Relations Students

February 08, 2019

Graduate students in the international relations program at Webster University Thailand were hosted by Amnesty International Thailand (AI). Arranged by Professor Latifa Laghzaoui of Webster University, this meeting with AI was an opportunity to explore the organization’s work both in Thailand and internationally. The topics focused on AI’s work with urban refugees in Bangkok and their human rights activism globally.

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In the News: Human Trafficking, Hellinger on Venezuela, Ilyashov's Impact

February 06, 2019

FOX 2 news covered the Human Trafficking Workshop hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences Legal Studies department, interviewing Anne Geraghty-Rathert. ... Community Music School faculty member Zena Ilyashov was cited in Symphony Magazine's "Teachers Who Made a Difference." ... Dan Hellinger wrote a column in "The Conversation" academic blog on the constitutional crisis in Venezuela.

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News around Webster: Gregg, Schoellhammer, Liberati, De Giorgi

January 09, 2019

Ryan Gregg’s new book, “In City Views in the Habsburg and Medici Courts,” was published by Brill. ... Geneva visiting professor Adm. Giuseppe De Giorgi was profiled in UN Special. ... Vienna's Ralph Schoellhammer's editorial about what the U.S. withdrawal from Syria says about Europe is in the Jerusalem Post. .... Ryan Liberati’s "Counselor competence with male body image disturbance” was published in the Alabama Counseling Association Journal.

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St. Louis On the Air

In the News: Stroble on Ghana; Algieri on EU; Student on homelessness

December 12, 2018

President Stroble was Don Marsh's guest on "St. Louis On The Air" to discuss Webster and Ghana; the interview can be heard online. ... In an article published in Austria's Die Presse, Franco Algieri analyzed the recent calls for a European army by French president Emmanuel Macron and German chancellor Angela Merkel. ... Nurse Anesthesia student India Johnson's interview on homelessness outreach is now viewable online at The Pulse.

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News Around Webster: Umbaugh, Groeneman, Carpenter '18, Bendiremed

December 06, 2018

Bruce Umbaugh has been elected to the Executive Council of the Association for General and Liberal Studies (AGLS). ... Ryan Groeneman had a paper published in the Royal Society of Chemistry journal CrystEngComm, with Dontrell Carpenter '18 as a co-author. ... Leila Bendiremed, a graduate student at the Vienna campus, published an article in Defense IQ on the strategy behind Belgium's decision to purchase F-35 fighters.

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Webster Students Presented at 'HateBrakers in History' Research Conference

December 05, 2018

Almost 50 people attended the ‘HateBrakers in History’ undergraduate research conference at the Missouri History Museum this past Sunday, where six Webster students (and one SIUE student) presented original papers on historical figures who fought against hatred, xenophobia, and oppression. The conference was organized by professor Warren Rosenblum, history, politics & international relations department chair, in conjunction with the non-profit organization New Conscience Inc. and the Missouri Historical Society. HateBrakers is an innovation of New Conscience, Inc. and aims to reduce hate in the St. Louis community and around the country.

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Hannah Emerson, International Relations student

International Relations 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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