International Relations

WebMUN 2017 Registration Now Open!

WebMUN 2017 officially began accepting applications for participants this week. Themed “The Sustainable Goals: 17 Goals to Transform Our World,” WebMUN brings students from around the world to Webster Vienna’s Palais Wenkheim for a four-day conference this October.

Secretary General Ava Novidi says that this is a great opportunity for students to acquire new skills or hone existing ones. Student learn public speaking and research skills, as each team of participants or participant needs to research a country’s stance of various committee topics.

Franco Algieri for the ten twenty

New Episode of The Ten-Twenty with Dr. Algieri

Dr. Franco Algieri, associate professor and head of the International Relations department at Webster Vienna Private University, discusses EU-Asia and USA-Asia relations
Listen here

High-level Conference Discussed EU-Asian Relations

A group of internationally renowned experts from Asia, Europe and the USA analyzed EU-Asia relations on 28 April 2017 at Webster Vienna.

Algieri Offers Insights Into Upcoming Bates Gill Lecture

Dr. Franco Algieri, Department Head of International Relations at Webster Vienna and expert on EU-Asia relations, answers questions regarding the lecture of Bates Gill on Apr. 27, 5:30pm at Webster.

Who is Dr. Bates Gill, and what will he be talking about at his public lecture on April 27?

Xi Jinping and China's Future

The International Relations Department cordially invites you to the

Public Lecture

Xi Jinping and China's Future

Challenges Ahead, at Home, Abroad, and for US-China Relations


Bates Gill

Australian National University

Thursday, April 27th, 2017 at 5:30pm

Dr. Brutschin

Faculty and Staff Spotlight - Dr. Elina Brutschin

For the month of April we are featuring Dr. Elina Brutschin, assistant professor in the international relations department at Webster Vienna Private University.

Katy Witkoski is running our new podcast, the Ten-Twenty

The Ten-Twenty: New Podcast From IR Student

Graduate International Relations student, Kathryn (Katy) Witkowski (class of ‘17) gave us an exclusive interview on the newest podcast to hit the airwaves straight from Webster Vienna Private University. Make sure to tune in!

Der Standard: Die USA, Europa und deren Verhältnis zu China

Online interview in Der Standard featuring the head of our international relations program, Dr. Franco Algieri, on the relationship between the US, Europe and China.

Read full article here (in German)

Guest Lecture by H.E. Bernhard Wrabetz

Guest Lecture: Global Politics and Austrian Foreign Policy - with H.E. Ambassador Bernhard Wrabetz:
Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 6pm / Webster Vienna Private University / Atrium

Dr. Cede Published Book on Austrian Foreign Policy

Adjunct faculty member Ambassador Emer. Dr. Franz Cede and Christian Prosl published the English version of their book, Ambition and Reality: Austria’s Foreign Policy since 1945. The German version has been available since 2015.

The book offers crucial insights into Austria’s diplomatic goals and policy initiatives since the end of World War Two, which former EU Commissioner Franz Fischler notes in the book’s foreword had yet to be presented concisely.


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