Around Webster: Hellinger at Georgetown, Eskerod in Thailand, Mullen on Myanmar, van Marissing in The Hague

Apr. 5, 2017

Recent professional news involving Webster University community members includes:

Mullen's Research on Myanmar Struggle

Mullen's book
Mullen conducted research across Myanmar.

Webster Thailand lecturer Matthew Mullen conducted in depth research across Myanmar with everyday citizens regarding their struggle for freedom, rights and democracy. He also conducted more than 100 ethnographic interviews with local communities and individuals from all sectors of society.

For this work and his book, "Pathways that Changed Myanmar," he was featured in Frontier Myanmar, an online publication that provides in-depth coverage of news, business and current events in Myanmar.

Read more about his work in this post at Webster Thailand.

Read the feature in Frontier Myanmar here.

Learn more about his book, "Pathways that Changed Myanmar," here.


Van Marissing on International Women's Day

Jean Paul van Marissing, director of Webster the Netherlands, presented some of his personal and professional observations at the Women's Business Initiative International (WBII) event in The Hague on the occasion of the 2017’s International Women’s Day, whose theme was "Be Bold for Change." 

Hellinger at Center for Latin American Studies

Hellinger with Jennifer McCoy
Hellinger, with professor Jennifer McCoy

Dan Hellinger, professor of International Relations in Webster's College of Arts & Sciences, presented to students and faculty at Georgetown University’s Center for Latin American Studies on March 23.

His talk was titled “Venezuela Over An Oil Barrel."

Hellinger is a longtime expert on Latin America and has published extensively on Venezuela's economic dependence on oil, with its fortunes rising and falling with the price of a barrel.

Learn more about Hellinger in this Webster "Voices" profile.

Eskerod Presents Research in Thailand

Eskerod in Bangkok
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In a world of uncertainty, it is difficult to foresee what opportunities will occur in the future. This holds true for individuals, groups, profit/non-profit organizations, NGOs, and more. To maximize benefits for shareholders as well as for other stakeholders, future managers need to find ways to exploit opportunities nobody had thought of when an initiative was begun. 

That is part of the premise of research by Pernille Eskerod, professor in business at Webster Vienna. Eskerod spent the Spring 1 term teaching at Webster Thailand, where she presented her research both at the Bangkok Center location and the campus in Hua Hin.  

In Bangkok, she presented at a Project Management Institute meeting with research collaborator Erling S. Andersen of BI Norwegian Business School. She also engaged Webster students in her on-going research in global hospitality management.

Read more about her Spring 1 activities in Thailand in this Webster Thailand story and this Webster Vienna story.

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