International Relations

Lecture on Europe’s Energy Security

by Director K.D. Borchardt
Director of the DG Energy of the European Commission

Webster’s lecture series on Energy Security started on 28 January 2014 with a highly successful opening lecture by Dir. Borchardt from the European Comission. The event, which was organised by Webster in cooperation with the Institute for Advanced Studies and the Diplomatic Academy,  took place in the House of the European Union in Vienna. Around 80 people – a mixture of students, experts and general public attended the lecture and participated in a lively debate afterwards.

Dr. Elina Brutschin

Dr. Brutschin presents at Asian Political Methodology Meeting in Tokyo

Dr. Elina Brutschin, Webster University Vienna Research Faculty, traveled to Tokyo in January for the inaugural "Asian Political Methodology Meeting".

Article about Schubert

Dr. Schubert-Strengthening Research at Webster

Dr. Samuel R. Schubert: Building the Research Reputation of Webster University

The Alum News of Webster Vienna recently published an article on the mission of the International Relations Department Head to further strengthen Webster's Research aptitude.  The article was based on an interview by Barb Carrow.  Click on the article below in order to read about International Relations Working Papers Series and other initiatives spearheaded by the International Relations department.

Dr. Algieri analyzes China's Power in Militär Aktuell

How much power does China really have?

Dr. Franco Algieri (Webster Faculty)  analyzes the ability of China to project power in his article, "Wie Viel Macht Hat China Wirklich" for Militär Aktuell (4/2013), an Austrian military magazine.

The military budget of China is increasingly used to claim that China intends to play the role of a hegemon, Algieri notes, and hypothetical conflict scenarios with a highly armed People’s Republic have become a preoccupation for certain Asian states, as well as the EU and the USA.

Militär Aktuell article

Dr. Algieri analyzes China's Power in Militär Aktuell

How much power does China really have?

Dr. Franco Algieri (Webster Faculty)  analyzes the ability of China to project power in his article, "Wie Viel Macht Hat China Wirklich" for Militär Aktuell (4/2013), an Austrian military magazine.

The military budget of China is increasingly used to claim that China intends to play the role of a hegemon, Algieri notes, and hypothetical conflict scenarios with a highly armed People’s Republic have become a preoccupation for certain Asian states, as well as the EU and the USA.

Introducing the International Relations Working Paper Series

First IRWP papers now available online

Webster University’s International Relations Working Paper Series (IRWP) posted its first two working papers on November 25, 2013. The papers “The Interdependence and International Politics of Oil Rentier States: The Case of Saudi Arabia” No.1 (2013) by Islam Qasem and “How the Russian Energy Sector Reacts to Its Foreign Policy: The Costs of Being a Volatile Supplier” No. 2 (2013) by Elina Brutschin are now online and available for public access.
 

Student Debate

Students hold debate for final exam

For their final exam, students of the class "Introduction to Political Argumentation and Debate" held a rousing public debate on October 17th. The parliamentary debates discussed controversial issues including euthanasia, killing one to save many, and the rights of convicted felons to vote.

Participate in a CFR Conference Call

Opportunity for Webster students to interact with leading scholars and policy leaders.

Webster University Vienna provides students access to CFR's Academic Conference Call series. This gives students the valuable opportunity to interact with a CFR fellow, Foreign Affairs author, or another expert in an hour long teleconferenced discussion. Calls take place every other week during each semester and are dedicated to different topics related to international affairs and U.S. foreign policy.

Elina Brutschin and Franco Algieri

Franco Algieri and Elina Brutschin join IR research faculty

We are pleased to announce that two new faculty members will be joining the International Relations Department.

IR Department introduces IR Insider Newsletter

Are you an International Relations graduate, or interested in IR news, jobs and events? Then sign up for the new Webster Vienna International Relations monthly newsletter, the IR Insider.

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