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Ellen Hansen, senior policy advisor to the Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, UNHCR. [Photo: Oliver O'Hanlon]

Geneva's 23rd Humanitarian Conference Addresses Refugees, Migration

February 22, 2018

Webster University Geneva’s 23rd International Humanitarian and Security Conference drew 250 to Geneva’s U.N. district for five keynote speakers and two dozen panelists around the theme, “The Need for Effective Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration.” The annual conference was organized in cooperation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and benefited from the High Patronage of the Government of the Republic and Canton of Geneva.

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Around Webster: Wallner, Kleinman, Alakoc, Dinh-Trang

November 22, 2017

Tony Wallner co-edited two books and authored a chapter on chemistry curriculum. ... Burcu Pinar Alakoc received an International Studies Association award for her project on Syrian refugees in Turkey. ... The most recent installment of Kim Kleinman’s long term biographical project on the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Edgar Anderson was published at Science Direct. ... Thanh Dinh-Trang's paper was accepted for the Fulbright Association Conference.

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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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Webster Athens International Security class with professor John Nomikos

International Security Class Visits Migration Headquarters in Athens

February 13, 2017

Students in the International Security class at Webster Athens visited the International Organization for Migration (IOM) headquarters to see first-hand how the migration issue is progressing on a closer and more personal level due to the many numbers of refugees stranded in Greece. Greece is the gateway to Europe for many migrants fleeing from war and persecution in their own countries.

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Webster's 21st International Humanitarian Conference drew 350 participants. [Photo by Oliver O'Hanlon]

21st Humanitarian Conference Draws Leaders to Geneva

February 29, 2016

More than 350 people attended Webster Geneva's 21st annual International Humanitarian Conference, where several keynote speakers were among 40 distinguished panelists and presenters who highlighted the latest data and issues ahead of May's World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. The hallmark event is organized by the International Relations Department and the Webster Humanitarian Association in close cooperation with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and other Webster faculty, staff and students.

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