International Relations

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.

Dr. Brutschin Published Book on EU Gas Security

Dr. Elina Brutschin of the International Relations Department published her book EU Gas Security Architecture - The Role of the Commission’s Entrepreneurship through Palgrave Macmillan in February 2017.

Fatally Attractive Women: Female Suicide Bombers and the Fatality of Suicide Attacks

On February 14, 2017, 6:30pm, room 4.6/4.7, Webster Vienna will have the pleasure to host Asst. Professor Dr. Alakoc for a presentation on her current research project about the connection between the use of female suicide bombers and the fatality of suicide attacks.

Welcoming Dr. Alakoc, IR Faculty from Webster St. Louis

Webster Vienna’s International Relations Department welcomes Dr. Burcu Pinar Alakoc, who is spending the Spring 1 2017 term teaching the graduate level Introduction to International Relations course and conducting research in her area of study.

FM4: Schubert on OPEC Production Reduction

Dr. Samuel R. Schubert commented on FM4’s news magazine show Reality Check today, Dec. 1, about the recent decision by OPEC member countries to reduce oil production by 1.2 million barrels per day on the condition that non-OPEC countries reduce production by 600,000 barrels per day, in order to increase oil prices.

Panel Discussion on US Elections

US Elections 2016: Consequences for IR

Following the surprising results of the United States’ presidential elections, Webster Vienna Private University hosted a panel discussion on the potential consequences of president-elect Donald Trump’s time in office to international relations on Wednesday.


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