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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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Webster student Dana Rue with Nobel Peace Prize nominee Ion Lazarenco during his visit to Webster Athens

Webster Athens Hosts Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Ion Lazarenco

July 09, 2019

During the last days of June 2019, Webster Athens students, faculty and staff had the honour to welcome the Moldavian humanitarian, marathon swimmer and candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize, Ion Lazarenco Tiron. His speech echoed his background as a Moldavian immigrant and his vision of contribution for his birthplace. Lazarenco is the eighth man in the world to conquer the Seven Channels around the world and the first to accomplish it on his first attempt.

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Jim Myers and Susan Polgar present Mitzy Caballero with her prizes.

Peruvian Wins International Girls' Invitational Chess Tournament

June 28, 2019

Mitzy Caballero of Peru has won the 2019 Susan Polgar Foundation Girls' Invitational chess tournament held this week at Webster University. The 16th edition of the annual tournament was its largest ever, drawing 90 top young female chess players from 11 countries, 38 U.S. states and seven Canadian provinces. Caballero's victory is worth $120,000 in scholarships, cash and prizes.

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Otto Hieronymi

Otto Hieronymi Prize for Scholarship in HPIR

June 20, 2019

The Department of International Relations at Webster University Geneva has created the Otto Hieronymi Prize for the best scholarly monograph in the fields of History, Politics and International Relations (HPIR). The competitive prize honors the former head of the department and founder of the International Humanitarian and Security Conference. Open to all Webster HPIR faculty worldwide, entries for 2019 must be received by Sept. 30. Recipients will be recognized during the 25th annual conference in Geneva March 19-20, 2020.

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