International Relations

IR Guest Workshop Dr. Bakaki, ETH Zurich

The International Relations Department welcomes Dr. Zorzeta Bakaki, ETH Zurich, for a guest workshop on international conflict and mediation.

The workshop, designed to give an introduction to state of the art research on conflict and mediation, will feature mediation simulations including interactive role playing.

Saturday, March 21, 2.30 to 5.40pm / Rooms 4.6-4.7

If you would like to participate R.S.V.P. to

FM4: Schubert on ISIS Kidnappings, Pollak on EU Armed Forces

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.

IR Faculty Brutschin Presentation at 2015 ENCoRe Meeting

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.

IR Faculty's Dr. Schubert talking ISIS on FM4

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.

Salzburger Nachrichten - Rohrpost aus Russland

Russlands Präsident Wladimir Putin sitzt am Gashahn und droht, ebendiesen der Ukraine zuzuderehen. Sitzt er dabei am längeren Ast oder sägt er am eigenen?

Ein Interview mit Dr. Samuel R. Schubert vom International Relations Department der Webster Vienna.

Der Standard - Zuckerbrot statt Peitsche im Ukraine-Konflikt

Politikwissenschafter der Webster University empfehlen der Europäischen Union, mit Russland wieder mehr zu kooperieren.

Dr. Brutschin at Asian PolMet in Taipei

On January 9-10 Webster Vienna's International Relations faculty Dr. Brutschin participated in this year’s Asian Political Methodology Conference in Taipei, Taiwan.

Profs. Schubert, Pollak and Brutschin publish on Russia-EU-Ukraine in EJFR

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?

"IR Must(-)Read” – Discussing Kissinger’s “World Order”

On November 28th a group of engaged students under the guidance of Prof. Elina Brutschin and IR Department Coordinator Joachim Honeck met at Café Prückel to discuss former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger’s latest Book “World Order” in the atmosphere of a typical Viennese “Kaffeehaus”.

The book portrays the political order in the past 2000 years of history and offers some forecasts for the developments in the future 50 years. A lively debate emerged about Kissinger as a politician, his legacy and his expectations about future developments.

Guest Lecturer Prof. Daina Chiba on Bargaining and Game Theory


“Introduction to Bargaining under the Threat of War” – Workshop by Prof. Daina Chiba

On November 29th the IR Department had the pleasure to host a workshop by Prof. Daina Chiba from Essex University, an established scholar who has published in top journals such as the American Journal of Political Science and the Journal of Conflict Resolution. The event was organized particularly for students in the Global MA in International Relations program. 


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