Seventeen students from the National University of Singapore had a taste of the Webster Vienna experience this June by attending courses at Webster and staying in the Webster Residence Am Augarten. They came as part of a Summer Academy on European studies organized by the Munich International Summer University (MISU) at Ludwig‐Maximilians‐Universität Munich (LMU). The International Relations Department at Webster Vienna Private University is a partner in the academy for the first time, and the cooperation with LMU was initiated by Webster International Relations professor, Dr.
Over 5000 participants attended the 2014 Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Conference from 3 to 6 of April in Chicago. Numerous topics were covered, including many that are interdisciplinary and draw scholars from different fields, thus providing a variety of perspectives.
Don’t miss your opportunity to join Webster’s Model United Nations conference this fall in Palais Wenkheim Webster will host the first edition of Webster University Model United Nations, WebMUN 2014, with the theme of “Energy issues of the 21st century”. The conference will take place from October 18 to 21 in the new Webster campus, located in the handsome Palais Wenkheim in the heart of Vienna. As part of Model UN, students participate in simulated conferences as country delegates, drafting resolutions and working together to solve crises and world issues. Model UN helps participants develop research, public speaking, debating, writing, teamwork, critical thinking and leadership skills.
Dr. Alexander Evans, a coordinator of United Nations Al-Qaida / Taliban Monitoring Team gave a lecture on June 2, 2014 on "The evolving threat of Al-Qaida and affiliates". Before being appointed by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as a member of the UN Security Council expert team, Dr. Evans served as the U.S. and British diplomat and also worked as a senior fellow at Yale's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library of Congress and led an Asia Society review of U.S. South Asia policy.
Another lecture in the “Energy Talks” series took place on March 31 at the Amerika Haus. The lecture, “The Future of Fracking and Unconventional Gas And Oil Resources” was held by Lee A. Brudvig of US Embassy in Vienna and was moderated by Dr. Samuel Schubert, Head of the International Relations Department of Webster University.
A huge congratulation is due to the Webster University Model United Nations team for its extremely successful performance at its first international Model UN conference, MEDMUN in Menton, France! Our Model UN team sent 17 students to participate and compete against students from other prestigious participating universities—such as SciencesPo, LSE, Princeton, MIT and Cambridge —and came out as champions. Webster students received the second-highest number of awards of all participating universities, only coming after Colgate University, and two of our students received the Best Delegate a
Walter Boltz, Director of e-control and deputy chairman of the European Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators, gave a lecture on the “Future of the European Gas Market” at the European Union House on the 27th of February, 2014.