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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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Webster student, Karen Wharton reflects on her experience at Greek rally

IR Student Reflects on Massive Rally in Athens

February 14, 2018

Learning in a sea of blue and white: With hundreds of thousands attending a rally outside Parliament in Athens over the use of “Macedonia” with the former Yugoslav republic, Webster student Karen Wharton saw a unique chance to experience the issues she studies first-hand. “A few months into my master’s program in international relations, I knew this was a special moment in Greek history.”

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Webster has been accredited by HLC since 1925.

Reaffirmation of Accreditation: Pre-visit forums for faculty and staff

February 12, 2018

Webster's working group for the Reaffirmation of Accreditation comprehensive visit by the Higher Learning Commission will host two pre-visit forums to help inform and prepare faculty and staff for what to expect during the HLC peer review team's March visit to the Webster Groves campus. Colleagues will provide an overview of the process, what to expect from the visit, its importance, and how each member of our community can help. Join members of the working group Feb. 20 or March 7, either in Browning Hall or via WebEx.

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The 2017 cohort upon program completion

GLA Honored as Outstanding Internal Collaboration, Knowledge Sharing Global Program

February 12, 2018

Webster University’s Global Leadership Academy received two awards at the 38th annual LEAD Awards, which recognize organizations’ outstanding leadership training and development programs. Among corporate, educational and public entries, Webster's leadership development program was the top university in the categories of Best Social Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing and Best Global/International Program.

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Marist College

Webster Welcomes New WINS Partner Marist College

January 31, 2018

The Webster International Network of Schools (WINS) program welcomes Marist College as the newest institutional partner. Founded in 1929, Marist overlooks the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie, New York, and is located between New York City and the state capital of Albany. Nearly half of the college’s student body study abroad during their academic career.

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