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Dutch, EU Parliamentarian van der Laan Guest Lecturer at Webster Leiden

November 05, 2019

On Oct. 29, Webster University Leiden hosted guest lecturer Lousewies van der Laan, a former fraction leader of the Democrat 66 party in the Dutch Parliament, former EU parliamentarian, and currently head of corporate affairs at Eurojust, the EU agency for judicial co-operation in criminal matters. Van der Laan discussed her current activities at Eurojust and about her former political career, explaining why an organization like Eurojust is so vital in modern Europe.

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Webster Leiden Hosts Keys2Hope Concert In Amsterdam

October 14, 2019

Webster University Leiden and Bridge2Hope foundation organized a piano concert, Keys2hope, on Sept. 29 with pianist Raluca Sabau in the beautiful Amstelkerk in Amsterdam. The Bridge2hope foundation, formerly known as the Bijlmer Project, works with survivors of human trafficking, bought and sold for sexual exploitation in the Netherlands and the European Union.

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Webster director Jean Paul van Marissing congratulated Fried Kramer with his recent appointment as Program Director of the Leiden City of Science 2022 organization.

Leiden Named 'City of Science' 2022

October 03, 2019

The city of Leiden has received the prestigious title "European City of Science" for the year 2022. As a result, the home city of Webster's campus in the Netherlands will host the biggest biennial multidisciplinary science convention of Europe in 2022. “This will be a great opportunity for our faculty, Leiden students and study abroad students coming to our campus in 2022,” says Jean Paul van Marissing, director of Webster Leiden Campus.

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Students Examine Struggles in 'Night of Dictatorship' in The Hague

September 20, 2019

Webster University international relations faculty members Iwona Gusc and Nives Rumenjak led 60 students from the Leiden campus through a thought-provoking evening during the annual Night of Dictatorship in The Hague. The question this year was "Which story do you believe?" asking attendees to think critically about power and authority. Students heard from journalists, human rights defenders and refugees, and also learned about the Netherlands' transition to democracy.

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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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Panelists at the Ghana Diaspora Celebration and Homecoming Summit

Ghana Campus Director, Visiting Faculty on National Stages

July 10, 2019

The past weekend was a notable one for Webster University Ghana as the campus director, Christa Sanders, was invited to speak on a panel at the 2019 Ghana Diaspora Celebration and Homecoming Summit in Accra, while Webster's chair of the Management Department, Eric Rhiney was on the platform for the 3rd Annual Women in PR Summit in Accra. The Homecoming Summit is an annual initiative under the auspices of Diaspora Affairs and the Office of the President.

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Students discuss themes at the Global Student Leadership Summit

Students Bond, Strategize, Prepare for Action at Leadership Summit

May 30, 2019

Students from Webster campuses in Accra, Geneva, Leiden, Vienna and Webster Groves are deep into the planning for Friday's presentations on strategies to improve student experiences at each of their campuses as part of the Global Student Leadership Summit. All week they have engaged in leadership theory, inter-cultural bonding and reflections, and an issues management case study as part of this unique immersive experience that John Buck explained can only happen at Webster University.

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Class of 2019

Commencements begin for Class of 2019

May 17, 2019

Webster University's 100th graduating class has begun celebrating at commencement ceremonies across the network, including ceremonies last weekend in Geneva, Leiden, St. Louis and Thailand with more to come this weekend and through the summer. Overall, the class includes 5,000 graduates -- ranging in age from 19 to 72 -- and representing 101 countries across the globe.

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Celebrating the intercampus football championship

Geneva Hosts Intercampus Football, 'Webster's Got Talent' Final

May 03, 2019

Each year, students from across Webster University's European campuses gather for a weekend of activities, including a student leaders’ summit, an intercampus football (soccer) tournament and the European finals of "Webster’s Got Talent." This year was hosted by Student Affairs in Geneva, led by Kristina Shimkus, welcoming about 50 student leaders and participants from Webster’s Leiden and Vienna campuses to join their counterparts in Geneva.

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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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The students with Professor Stiles, who first conducted the study in 1988.

Psychology Students to Replicate Research in Leiden

December 17, 2018

Six Webster Leiden psychology students and their professor, Debbie Stiles, have begun the replication of a research study first conducted at Webster Leiden by Stiles in 1988. The project, "Conceptions of the Ideal Man or Woman by International Students in the Netherlands in 1988, 2007, and 2018/2019," is under the guidance of Stiles, who taught at Webster Leiden in 1988 and 2007. In 2018 she is at the campus as part of the Leif J. Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship.

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Tom Cornell with his grandson in studio at Fox 2

In the News: Chamber Singers, Dean Cornell live; Leiden Digital Starters

November 26, 2018

The Chamber Singers performed live twice Friday morning on Fox 2 News, ahead of the Department of Music's annual "Gift to the City" concerts. ... Tom Cornell read a children’s book on air at Fox 2 Sunday morning, then discussed what to look for when buying books for toddlers as they learn to read. ... Webster Leiden's "Move it Forward: Female Digital Starters" event was featured by Dutch News.

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In the News: Balogun on Africa, Shah in Dutch News; Rodak on Melbourne

September 28, 2018

Emmanuel Balogun co-wrote a guest column in the Sept. 27 issue of the Washington Post drawing on his research on health crises initiatives in Africa. ... Leiden's Sheetal Shah is the latest subject in the “10 Questions” series on Dutch News, discussing her experiences in India and the Netherlands. ... Dawn Rodak and the new Melbourne location are the cover story of the Brevard Business News, describing Webster's history and plans in this coastal Florida region.

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