Webster Vienna Private University had the pleasure to host visiting Professor David Shambaugh of George Washington University from the 19th through the 23rd of November 2019. Professor Shambaugh is an internationally recognized authority and author on contemporary China and the international relations of Asia, with a strong interest in the European Union and transatlantic issues. His areas of expertise include China’s domestic politics; China’s foreign relations; China’s military and security; and international relations of Asia.
Monika Stoisser-Göhring, Chief Financial Officer at AT&S, is joining WVPU’s Advisory Board becoming the second female CFO and third senior female leader on the Board. “We are proud to have Ms. Stoisser-Göhring as part of our growingly dynamic team,” said Dr. Walter Schön, Chairman of the Advisory Board and Chief Executive Officer, Schoen Aerospace Trading & Consulting, adding “Ms. Stoisser-Göhring brings with her extensive experience in the fields of finance and corporate leadership.”
As an American Study Abroad student, Josie Bowles lights up when explaining that coming to Vienna and attending Webster Vienna Private University was one of the most exhilarating things she has ever done in her life. A third-year student studying Dramaturgy and Theatre studies, she was a Study Abroad student for two consecutive periods: a spring 2019-break program in the Galapagos, and a fall 2019 Semester program in Vienna.
Business and management department faculty and graduate students in the MSc in Finance program were treated to a presentation by Dr. Menbere Workie about his current scholarship. The research seminar, entitled „Do Illicit Financial Flows Harm Economic Growth in Europe?“, delved into the magnitude and knock-on effects of illicit financial flows.
Webster Vienna Private University’s Center for Liberal Arts (CLA) is pleased to announce its support for two international scholars, Ms. Carlie Goode (The College of New Jersey, USA) and Dr. Jernej Habjan (Research Fellow and Assistant Professor at the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts), during the current academic year. As a multidisciplinary center dedicated to developing a critical history of the present, the CLA is committed to supporting the innovative research of scholars from throughout the human, social and natural sciences. We are thus very pleased to welcome Ms. Goode and Dr. Habjan to WVPU.
On November 20, 2019, Webster Vienna Private University hosted the annual Bloomberg Career Day on campus, this time organized by Darya Makshyna, our current Bloomberg Ambassador, and Alexandra Deubner, Senior Career Service & Placement Officer. Roughly 20 participants took part in the Bloomberg Career Lunch.
The Psychology Department at Webster Vienna Private University will be organizing a youth conference for high school students who are engaged in a psychology research project within the remit of their "Vorwissenschaftliche Arbeit", "Diplomarbeit", or “IB extended essay”. Interested students are invited to submit a short summary of their research for evaluation by the program committee. Selected projects will then have the opportunity to present their research at the conference in the form of a poster. The best posters will receive prizes.
Webster Vienna, through the Elizabeth Chopin Visiting Professorship Grant, and in partnership with Lauder Business School, will have the privilege to host Professor Joel M. Stern’s course: “The Theory and Policy of Modern Finance” this Spring. A pioneer and leading advocate of the concept of managing for shareholder value, Prof. Stern has published and co-authored several acclaimed books on financial economics and is founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stern Stewart & Co.
The New Student Orientation is mandatory for new students and a great opportunity to meet one’s peers new to Webster and familiarize oneself with the American university system, meet and make an appointment with the academic advisor, learn more about Vienna and all it has to offer to degree seeking students, discuss cultural differences and culture shock, and last but not least get acquainted with the Webster Vienna campus and its various services, staff and faculty.
Dr. Elina Brutschin, latest addition to the Webster International Relations Department Research Faculty, will present a core field of her extensive research activities. She recently presented the findings of using a methodology of computer simulations with regard to EU decision making at the ECPR (European Consortium for Political Research) Conference held at the University of Glasgow, September 3-6, 2014. Dr. Brutschin on her inaugural lecture:
Dr. Jozef Bátora, professor in the international relations department, was recently quoted by the Washington Post regarding the situation in Slovakia. From demonstrations to resignations, the murder of a young journalist investigating government corruption has caused political unrest that has yet to resolve.
Dr. Samuel R. Schubert, Associate Director of Webster Vienna and professor in the international relations department, was interviewed by Kurier.at on current world affairs and if things really are as bad as they seem.
Read the article (in German) and listen to the podcast interview (in English) here.