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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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First- and second-place finalists from each campus compete in the Webster's Got Talent finals.

Geneva Hosts Webster's Got Talent, European Soccer Tourney Joined by Refugees

April 21, 2016

The Geneva campus was the center of Webster's Europe-based talent this in both performing arts and athletics as it hosted the annual soccer tournament and Webster's Got Talent competition. Students from Webster's Leiden, Geneva and Vienna campuses gathered April 16 for a day-evening series of contests. After the soccer (football) tourney, an all-star Webster team played against a team of young refugees and asylum seekers from Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan who regularly interact with the Webster Humanitarian Association.

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Students are meeting with refugees on a weekly basis near the Geneva campus.

Students in Geneva Reach Out to Refugees Fleeing Conflict

April 04, 2016

Students in the Webster Humanitarian Association have been holding weekly events with refugees fleeing conflict and persecution in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. Genthod-Bellevue, the area of Geneva where Webster's campus is located, is hosting about 50 refugees and asylum seekers from these nations. Students are interacting with the refugees through activities like film, photography, karaoke and exchanging language tips in Pashtu, Arabic, French and Farsi.

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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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Why Genocide?: Realities, Responses and Ramifications

Geneva 'Crimes against Humanity' Series Concludes

December 16, 2015

On Friday, Dec. 4, Webster Geneva held the third and final part of its Centennial Speaker Series: “Why Genocide?: Realities, Responses and Ramifications." This event was organized by the International Relations Department with the close collaboration and participation of the Media Communications and Psychology departments.

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Webster Geneva shot this video to raise awareness of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1950.

Video: Geneva Marks International Human Rights Day

December 11, 2015

To mark International Human Rights Day on Dec. 10 and the Human Rights Conference organized by the Webster Humanitarian Association on that day, Webster Geneva community members participated in this video about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenants on Human Rights. Conference speakers discussed current human rights issues from a range of perspectives, including the Global Fund and Amnesty International.

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