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Webster the Netherlands Website Relaunched

January 27, 2017

After months of collaborative work from staff in Leiden and across the network, Webster University the Netherlands has relaunched its website with the aim of enhancing the user experience and providing visitors with an easier way to learn about Webster University, the only American university in the Netherlands.

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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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From left to right: Jesse Alexander, Vienna; Phil Gwaltney, Thailand; Ted Hoef, St. Louis; Julian Schuster; Beth Stroble; Christine Benninger, Leiden; Adelina Martey, Ghana; and Kristina Shimkus, Geneva.

Global Student Life Colleagues Gather for Connections, Best Practices

November 28, 2016

Webster University student life coordinators from the Geneva, Vienna, Leiden, Thailand, and Ghana campuses met at the Webster Groves campus Nov. 14-18 as part of efforts to improve and synchronize the global student-centered experience called for in Webster's strategic plan. Their visit was timed to coincide with a national association of student life administrators conference held in St. Louis.

tags: employee news, global, president, provost, student life, webster today, strategic plan, geneva, thailand, leiden, ghana, vienna

Showing Webster's Leiden campus to the world

Webster Student in Leiden Takes Over StudyInHolland on Instagram

November 03, 2016

Webster student Tre'Shawn Griffin is in the midst of a two-week "takeover" of the StudyInholland Instagram account by Nuffic, the organization for internationalizing education in the Netherlands. An American student studying international relations at the Leiden campus, Griffin is posting snapshots and thoughts about student life, living in the Netherlands, Leiden and Webster University. Follow along on Instagram @studyinholland.

tags: global, webster life, students, leiden, global marketing and communications, webster today

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.

tags: academics, college of arts and sciences, leiden, the netherlands, international relations, global, webster life, webster today

The inaugural summit included 29 students from eight campuses.

Global Student Leadership Summit Set for June 2017 in Vienna

September 28, 2016

Vienna has been selected as the host for the Webster University 2017 Global Student Leadership Summit (GSLS) to be held June 3-10, 2017, President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster announced this week. Strong interest following the inaugural 2015 summit in St. Louis resulted in plans to repeat the program every two years and rotate its location around Webster’s international campuses. A cohort of 26 student leaders will be recruited from the campuses in Accra, Geneva, Leiden, St. Louis, Thailand and Vienna.

tags: academics, global, home page, vienna, geneva, leiden, thailand, ghana, students, strategic plan, president, provost, webster life, webster today

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.

tags: academics, college of arts and sciences, faculty, criminology, forensic and debate, psychology, international relations, leiden, the netherlands, global, in the news, school of communications, webster today

Michelle Weaver

Alum Spotlight: Leiden grad uses Webster experience to land dream job at Spencer Stuart

September 23, 2016

Leiden student, Michelle Weaver, graduated with a B.A. in Applied Behavioral and Social Sciences (ABSS) and a minor in Management. She is a hard is very eager, dedicated, and engaged. She got an internship at Spencer Stuart, an American global executive search and leadership consulting firm. After two months, the internship turned into a full-time position.

tags: alumni, extended campus, leiden, the netherlands, global, webster life, webster today

Johnson

In the News: Johnson in Hello Zuidas, Williams in Mother Jones, Barnidge in National Interest

May 25, 2016

Walker School interim dean Tom Johnson was interviewed in Dutch magazine Hello Zuidas on the importance of cybersecurity as that program prepares for launch at the Leiden campus, International Relations lecturer and coordinator Robert Barnidge authored a feature in The National Interest on France's approach to Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, and Gywneth Williams was quoted in Mother Jones for an article about "men's rights" organizations' response to the Donald Trump campaign.

tags: college of arts and sciences, international relations, political science, cybersecurity, leiden, faculty, school of business and technology, webster today

Students reflected on how to improve each campus community through engaged student leadership.

'An Amazing Network': Webster LEADS Students Retreat in Tuscany

May 23, 2016

Continuing what has become a hallowed tradition, 30 students in the Webster LEADS leadership program from the Geneva, Leiden and Vienna campuses met for a join leadership retreat. This year they experienced a new location, a 16th century villa perched amongst the Tuscan hills just outside of Pistoia, near Florence, the home region of Geneva professor and head of Photography Department Francesco Arese Visconti. The weekend included icebreakers, team-building and skills-building activities as these students got to better know each other -- and their selves.

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Ambassador Karabaranga with Webster Leiden students

Victims of Genocide Remembered as Rwanda Ambassador Visits Leiden

April 21, 2016

The International Relations Club and the International Relations Department at Webster University Leiden, had the great privilege of hosting, his Excellency Rwanda Ambassador Jean Pierre Karabaranga. Webster Leiden alumna and recruiter Olive Mukabalisa, herself a survivor of genocide in Rwanda, led a beautiful ceremony honoring and remembering the tragic victims of the genocide against the Tutsi’s. The event was co-sponsored by the Embassy of Republic Rwanda in The Hague.

tags: global, webster life, webster today, leiden, netherlands, international relations