On March 17th, Prof. Mark R Kennedy, Director of the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University, visited Webster Vienna, Private University.
The former congressman and advisor to the US Trade Representative in both the Bush and Obama administrations, talked before students of Prof. Brutschin’s research methods class, giving first hand insight into US politics and how to make “democracy work.” He was welcomed by WUV Director Dr. Arthur Hirsh and IR faculty Dr. Samuel R. Schubert, a George Washington University alumnus himself.
International Relations professors Samuel R. Schubert and Johannes Pollak were interviewed by Austrian national radio FM4 in its March 10th "Reality Check". Dr. Schubert commented on ISIS in Libya. Dr. Pollak was asked to present his take on possible EU armed forces.
Dr. Elina Brutschin presented her latest research project together with Dr. Zorzeta Bakaki (ETH Zürich) at the European Network for Conflict Research Meeting (ENCoRe) at the German Development Institute (D.I.E.) in Bonn, 5-7 March 2015.
In their paper "The Competition over Resources: A New Approach in the Context of Low Scale Violence" the authors argue that the literature on the “resource backed aggression” overestimates the possible effects of energy resources on foreign policy behavior as it does not consider the competitive nature of resource markets.
Webster IR faculty Samuel R. Schubert was invited to talk at Austrian national radio station FM4´s “Reality Check”. The interview about cultural heritage destructions by ISIS was broadcasted nationwide on February 27, 2015.
The International Relations Department is happy to announce the publication of Dr. Schubert, Dr. Pollak and Dr. Brutschin’s most recent research. Their article Two futures: EU-Russia relations in the context of Ukraine offers an answer to a highly important question the EU is currently facing: “Should it strengthen its economic and energy ties despite Russia’s growing assertiveness in the hope to solidify its medium term energy security and reel in Russian foreign policy?