International Relations

Webster IR Students at RAUN

Webster IR Students Anda Radu and Theresa Rüth participated at RAUN 2015/16. Anda shares her experience:

"RAUN stands for Regional Academy on the United Nations. For 10 months, it offered me a space to develop an International Relations (IR) - related research paper and the chance to meet extraordinary people.

Delegation back from Model United Nations Singapore

A twelve student delegation from Webster Vienna Private University traveled to Singapore from February 18th to 24th to participate in Asia’s most renowned Model United Nations Conference at Nanyang Technical University (NTUMUN)

Led by Webster Model UN Club co-founder Dennis Heumann, the members of the delegation are: future WebMUN Secretary-General Sofija Lozovic, Tobias Salfellner, Artyom Rayeveski, Lilla Ozorakova, Daniil Titov, Lisa Diepliner, Illayda Edali, Andra Mikhelson, Ahmed Ahmed, Pavel Agababyan and Yaroslav Ilenco.

ORF: Pollak on Russian Gas and Sanctions

Thursday February 18th, 2016, Prof. Johannes Pollak appeared on Austrian National Television's (ORF) ECO Magazin, commenting on Austrian energy producer OMV's ambitions for an asset swap with the Russian Gazprom despite ongoing EU sanctions. Dr. Pollak argues that the expectation for increasing gas consumption in Austria justifies the OMV's long-term strategy. Watch the whole segment here.

Profil - Saudi Arabien gegen Iran

Interview mit dem Politikwissenschafter und Nahost-Spezialisten Isalm Quasem, Department Head International Relations an der Webster University Leiden, über die Massenhinrichtungen in der Golfmonarchie, den Konflikt mit dem Iran und das Desinteresse beider Länder an einer Eskalation. 


Schubert on ORF's Zeit im Bild Magazin

Dr. Samuel R. Schubert appeared on Austrian National Television (ORF) on January 5th, 2016.

Tuesday's Zeit im Bild (ZIB) Magazin, on air at 7:45pm on ORF 1, reached an estimated audience ("Durchschnittliche Reichweite", DRW) of 214,000 which corresponds to 9% market share (Source: ORF Medienforschung, GfK Teletest 2016).

New EU Energy Policy Book by Schubert, Pollak and Kreutler

Energy Policy of the European Union was authored by Dr. Samuel Schubert (Webster International Relations Department), Univ.-Prof. Dr. Johannes Pollak (Institute for Advanced Studies and Webster International Relations Department), and Maren Kreuter (Institute for Advanced Studies and University of Bochum). It was published by Palgrave in their European Union Series.

Pollak on Cameron´s EU strategy


At his latest interview with the Austrian national radio station FM4, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Johannes Pollak reflects on British Prime Minister David Cameron’s latest speech about his vision for a reformed European Union. 

Cameron addressed three fields of re-negotiations: (1) the ever closer European Union, (2) EU citizens and their liberty to move freely within the union and (3) the issue of migrants receiving social benefits in Britain.

Review: WebMUN 2015

Delegations from over 45 countries attended this year's three-day Webster Model United Nations at Palais Wenkheim. WebMUN 2015 was opened by Webster University’s Provost Julian Schuster and keynote-speaker H.E. Ambassador Hubert Heiss from the Austrian Ministry for European and Foreign Affairs. Present both at the opening and closing ceremonies were Prof. Dr. Bernd Marin, Webster Vienna's new director and Prof. Dr. Franco Algieri, Head of the International Relations Department. Dennis Heumann, this year’s WebMUN’s Secretary General honored best delegates on the final day.

Webster Model UN 2015 Kicked Off on Saturday

Webster Model United Nations 2015 officially kicked off on October 17! This year’s topic Geopolitics of Resource Scarcity brought over 100 delegates to Palais Wenkheim in Vienna. Designed as simulation in which students learn about diplomacy, international relations and international organizations, the conference gives delegates a first-hand opportunity to experience how it would be to work in international affairs.

Schubert talks Syria on FM4

On his latest interview for Austrian national radio FM4, Dr. Samuel R. Schubert reflected on the recent game-changing events in the Syrian conflict.

According to Schubert, Russian aerial bombardments imply a "greater probability of accidents" with the Western alliance, but they would not induce the United States to alter its overall strategy, i.e. continue to strike ISIS and support moderate anti-Assad rebels.


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