International Relations

Guest Lecture: Witnessing History in the Nuclear Age - With Reiko Yamada, Atomic Bomb Survivor, Hiroshima, WWII

In honor of the day of International Peace,  Ms. Reiko Yamada, survivor of the attack on Hiroshima will speak at Webster Vienna Private University.   She will be accompanied by Ms.  Heather Wokusch, an international educator  with 30 years of teaching experience who has taught and spoken about nuclear disarmament extensively. Ms. Reiko Yamada has dedicated her life to peace and nuclear disarmament, and  will offer the precious and rare opportunity for the participants to hear firsthand accounts on the humanitarian impact of the use of nuclear weapons.

Webster Vienna and ACUNS Collaborate in Panel Discussion on Campus

On September 6th 2016, the Academic Council of the United Nations System (ACUNS) Vienna Liaison organized a panel discussion, which was hosted by Webster Vienna Private University on “Youth Combatting Discrimination and Prejudice on the Grounds of Ethnicity and Religion”. The discussion was chaired by Dr. Franco Algieri, the Head of the International Relations Department at Webster Vienna. The panelists that participated in this discussion were: HE Ol’ga Algayerova, the Head of the Permanent Mission of the Slovak Republic to the International Organizations in Vienna, as well as Ms.

Photo: Children by Shazron (CC by 2.0)

Youth Combating Discrimination and Prejudice on Grounds of Ethnicity and Religion

Panel Discussion hosted by the Academic Ccouncil of the United Nations (ACUNS) and Webster Vienna Private University

Tuesday, September 6th , 17:00
Webster Vienna Private University,  Praterstrasse 23, 1020 Wien 

Students Anda Radu, Zak Kilhoffer, and Arbana Gjoni  at the Forum

Students Participate in High-Level Political Forum

Three Webster students, Anda Radu, Zak Kilhoffer, and Arbana Gjoni took part in the Crans Montana Forum on Central to Far-Eastern Europe held in Palais Niederösterreich, Vienna, between 29 June and 1 July. The forum featured an impressive roster of participants and speakers including three current heads of state, several former prime ministers, a number of current parliamentarians, and dozens of experts in corruption, energy security, migration, development, and other pertinent topics.

Brutschin, Fleig Published in "Energy Policy"

Dr. Elina Brutschin and Dr. Andreas Fleig published their article “Innovation in the energy sector – The role of fossil fuels and developing economies” in the peer-reviewed journal Energy Policy, which is considered one of the top journals in the field. The study is among the first attempts to include data on non-OECD members in a quantitative analysis of innovation efforts in the energy sector.

Global Master of Arts - Graduation Luncheon

On Monday, July 11th, the 2016 class of students celebrated their completion of Webster University's Global Masters of Arts in International Relations and Global Masters of Arts in International Non-Governmental Organizations at a luncheon at the Palais Wenkheim, home of the Vienna campus.  Academic Head of Program Dr. Amanda Rosen and Worldwide Director of International Relations Dr. Kelly-Kate Pease joined the International Relations faculty and staff of the Vienna campus to congratulate the students and toast their achievements.

Brutschin, Schubert in EU-US Energy Law, Policy Reader

Dr. Elina Brutschin and Dr. Samuel R. Schubert, Webster Vienna International Relations research faculty, have published contributions in Delivering Energy Law and Policy in the EU and the US. A Reader, edited by R. J. Heffron and G. F. M. Little, Edinburgh University Press 2016.

NUS Students at Webster Vienna

This June, the International Relations Department of Webster Vienna had the opportunity to host UG students from the National University of Singapore (NUS). After Munich and Prague, Vienna was their last stop as part of the European Studies Programme, organized by the Munich International Summer University, Ludwig-Maximilians-Univeristät München.

IR Students at OSCE Expert Meeting on Migration

Global Master of Arts in International Relations Rachelle Douillard-Proulx and Vienna Master of Arts in International Relations student Kathryn Witkowski joined the Organization for Co-operation and Security in Europe (OSCE) expert meeting on migration issues on Friday, June 17.


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