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Clark will take a five-week course as part of her study abroad experience in Russia.

International Relations Student First to Study Abroad in Russia

May 12, 2017

This summer Shannon Clark, an international relations major, will be the first Webster University student to study abroad in Russia, through a five-week program on politics and public diplomacy at Moscow International University. Drawn to Webster because of its diversity, she has been able to pursue independent studies in Russian language and cultures with guidance from faculty member Raisa Belotserkovsky.

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Sigma Iota Rho Chapter Inducts New Members

May 04, 2017

Webster University’s chapter of Sigma Iota Rho, the honor society for international relations, welcomed 15 new members at its spring induction ceremony on April 30. Faculty, students, family and friends gathered in the H. Sam Priest Center to acknowledge the academic accomplishments of graduate and undergraduate students from Webster's campuses in St. Louis, Leiden and Vienna. Professor Daniel Hellinger's keynote encouraged members to pursue the creative conduct of international affairs through service.

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Webster in the news

In the News: School of Ed ranking; Alakoc on terror threats; Chess in Biz Journal

March 17, 2017

International Relations assistant professor Burcu Pinar Alakoc was interviewed on KMOX about security threats, the Final Four-bound chess team and coaches were highlighted by the St. Louis Business Journal, and Webster's state rankings among schools of education was mentioned on St. Louis Public Radio and in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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Darkwah and Suransky discussed ways to hold African leaders accountable.

Ghana Public Lecture on African Leadership, Development

March 07, 2017

The latest public lecture at Webster's campus in Accra, Ghana, featured Leonard Suransky and Akosua Darkwah discussing media, civic engagement, and other trends that can help hold African political leaders accountable to help living standards improve along with growing economies.

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News Around Webster: Kwon, Fan, Brutschin, Cosic

March 06, 2017

In the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Jong Bum Kwon co-edited a volume on "Anthropologies of Unemployment," while Elsa Fan co-edited a special section on global health for "Critical Public Health." In Vienna, international relations faculty member Elina Brutschin published her book, "EU Gas Security Architecture." Filmmaker Zlatko Cosic's "Colorboarding" and "Shifted" will screen at the International Video Art Festival of Camagüey, Cuba.

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Staff, faculty and students, notably those affiliated with the WHA, play a key role in the preparation and running of the conference.

22nd Humanitarian Conference Highlights Refugee, Human Rights, Humanitarian Law

March 02, 2017

Webster University Geneva hosted its 22nd International Humanitarian and Security Conference under the theme “Upholding Refugee Protection, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law: The Role of Geneva in International Humanitarian Action." As in past editions, it benefited from the High Patronage of the Government of the Republic and Canton of Geneva.

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Model UN provides students with real life diplomatic experience that also tests and develops their critical decision-making.

Thailand International Relations Students Attend Pan Asia Model UN

March 02, 2017

Two Webster University Thailand students were selected as delegates for the 2016 Pan Asia Model United Nations Conference during Fall semester held in Taipei, Taiwan, Dec. 8-11. The conference provided Solomiya Dzera and Cassie Dodge with a unique opportunity to engage with hundreds of other students from around the world in a simulation of an actual UN meeting.

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Rosen was recognized for the use of games and simulation in the classroom.

Rosen Receives Gerner Innovative Teaching Award

March 02, 2017

Recognizing a range of classroom techniques from "Zombie Pie" to the "Best Breakfast in Town," Webster history, politics and international relations faculty member Amanda Rosen has received the International Studies Association’s 2017 Deborah Gerner Innovative Teaching Award. The award honors her use of gaming and simulation in the classroom, as well as her efforts to disseminate these techniques to colleagues.

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A group of attendees at an academic conference at Webster Thailand

Webster Thailand's International Relations Department Gathers Experts in Regional Security, Migration

February 28, 2017

Webster University Thailand hosted an academic conference Feb. 22-23 in collaboration with Calcutta University, covering the 'Regional Dynamics in Asia.' It was organized by the International Relations department. The event brought together scholars from Webster University Thailand and Calcutta University as well as a contribution from Thammasat University.

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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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