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Webster Geneva Hosts 25th International Humanitarian and Security Conference

October 06, 2020

On Oct. 1, Webster University Geneva hosted the 25th Annual International Humanitarian and Security Conference (IHSC) on the theme of “New Technologies and Humanitarian Action.” This year’s conference was held in person with social distancing measures, and all keynotes and panels were live-streamed. Webster’s International Relations Department, in collaboration with the student-led Webster Humanitarian Association, organized the two-day conference with the support of the Swiss Confederation and the cooperation of the International Committee of the Red Cross and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

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The hard-working Isufi admits that “deciding to go to Webster Vienna Private University turned out to be the greatest challenge of my life.”

Webster Vienna Alumni Profile: A Challenge Gladly Accepted

September 09, 2020

It seems like just yesterday that Fiona Isufi, sitting with her parents and younger sister in their home in Tirana, Albania, received her acceptance letter from Webster Vienna. Today she works at the Permanent Mission of Albania to the International Organizations in Vienna, and recalls her experiences at Webster Vienna majoring in International Relations and studying diplomacy.

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Luxembourg Student Enjoys International Relations at Webster Vienna

May 18, 2020

With around 170 different nationalities living in her birthplace - Luxembourg, Claude Bindels, readily embraced Webster Vienna Private University’s multiculturism and its 77 student nationalities. But, as she admits, "people say time flies when you're having fun," and at Webster Vienna, “this is a non-debatable fact." After three years, she was among dozens of international students to complete her major in International Relations, complemented by a minor in history.

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In the News: Soccer teams' lunch for nurses, Balogun on WHO, Steenz on the air

May 11, 2020

St. Louis Public Radio interviewed animator and School of Communications adjunct faculty member Christina “Steenz” Stewart, on her vision for "Heart of the City." ... The soccer teams' donation of lunch to local nurses was covered by Gazelle Magazine, Fox 2 news, KTRS 550 AM radio, and the Webster-Kirkwood Times. ... Emmanuel Balogun's op/ed on the WHO's importance in global and U.S. health efforts ran in the Washington Post and was picked up by several other newspapers.

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Debbie Stiles

Around Webster: Hellinger conspiracy book; Christeson finalist; Stiles at APA

April 24, 2020

Debbie Stiles was selected by the International Psychology Division of APA to serve on the new COVID-19 Task Force, where she will help build a larger collaborative APA task force to address community psychology needs during the pandemic. ... Dan Hellinger's book, "Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theory in the Age of Trump," is now available as an audio book. ... Con Christeson's community collabARTive is a finalist for the Robert E. Gard Award, which honors projects that have integrated the arts into the community in meaningful, measurable ways.

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Webster Vienna Faculty Member Receives Praises From the European Journal of Communication

March 16, 2020

Associate Professor and Department Head of Media Communications at Webster Vienna Private University, Bradley Wiggins’ book, “The Discursive Power of Memes in Digital Culture: Ideology, Semiotics, and Intertextuality, Routledge: New York and London”, published last year was reviewed by the prestigious European Journal of Communication.

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Nives Rumenjak, Webster Leiden

News Around Webster: Newsam, Rumenjak, Cosic, Stiles

March 05, 2020

Nives Rumenjak published an article in "Empedocles: European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication" about political cartooning and freedom of expression in multicultural societies. ... Dance adjunct faculty member Monica Newsam will perform at the 2nd International Meeting of Circus Schools March. ... Debbie Stiles and her Applied Educational Psychology and School Psychology graduate students presented their research at the Society for Cross-Cultural Research in Seattle. ... Zlatko Cosic's films will screen in St. Louis and Michigan.

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CDC Officials Visit Webster Ghana for COVID-19 Awareness Talk

March 05, 2020

Amidst news on the rapid increase of COVID-19 cases sprouting up globally, Webster University Ghana held a campus awareness talk on the virus in partnership with the CDC Global Health Ghana on Feb. 25. The talk involved a team of CDC representatives from the US and Ghana presenting the hard facts of COVID-19 to students and staff, demystifying misconceptions about the virus and discussing relevant international relations implications.

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Webster languages instructors share traditional foods from their respective cultures.

In the News: Schuster on coronavirus, Schöllhammer on U.S. elections, ILC on food, Kaiser on LGBTQ

March 03, 2020

Julian Z. Schuster was quoted by KMOV, KSDK and the St. Louis Business Journal about how a global institution like Webster is taking precautions amid the coronavirus outbreak. ... Ralph Schöllhammer at Webster Vienna was interviewed by Puls 24 about the U.S. primaries. ... Webster language instructors Yamile Mauad, Malte Hansen and Morgane Daynes were in the KMOX and KSDK newsrooms to share traditional foods and traditions around "Fat Tuesday." ... DJ Kaiser’s latest Medium piece was published in TH-Ink Queerly.

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Ali accepts the award

Vienna Student Receives Global 'Champion of Tolerance' Award in Dubai

February 21, 2020

Syrian national Rania Ali, an international relations student at Webster Vienna, was recognized with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Tolerance Award in Dubai on Feb. 19. Ali won the tolerance award in the visual arts category for her efforts in spreading awareness about refugee and women issues through filmmaking.

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Adm. Giuseppe De Giorgi is an adjunct faculty member in international relations at Webster Geneva.

In the News: De Giorgi on Mideast, Zhou on resolutions, Breault on gaming

January 22, 2020

Geneva's Giuseppe De Giorgi appeared on three Italian national TV news programs analyzing military and geopolitical implications of the current crises in Iran, Iraq, and Libya. ... The School of Education's Zhichun Zhou penned an article published on Medium about why your New Year's resolutions are likely already broken. ... Mike Breault discussed his gaming career and teaching in Webster's game design program on the gaming podcast, Dice Geeks.

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Geneva Hosts Panel on US-Iran Confrontation

January 17, 2020

On Jan. 16, Webster University Geneva’s International Relations Department and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Initiative organized a panel of experts to share their insights and perspectives on the implications of the recent US-Iranian tensions following the assassination of senior Iranian military commander, Qassem Soleimani.

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Lindsey Kingston

Around Webster: Balogun, Cosic, Cuille, Kingston, Liberati, Stehn

December 06, 2019

Ryan Liberati and Molly Stehn were awarded a Melanie E. Rawlings research grant for research on college counselor treatment of gay male college students. ... Lindsey Kingston delivered a human rights lecture in Seoul, South Korea, and has spent November on a research fellowship in Melbourne, Australia. ... Emmanuel Balogun delivered a public lecture at Johns Hopkins on African Studies. ... Lionel Cuille’s article on Francis Ponge was published in Contemporary French and Francophone Studies. ... Zlatko Cosic's films are screening at festivals in Argentina and Spain.

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