Leadership fun under the Italian sun. That was our motto for this year’s Webster LEADS Leadership retreat in Pistoia, Italy. And, though, the weather didn’t really hold up to Italian standards, it didn’t shadow the mood of our 30 LEADS students from the Geneva, Leiden and Vienna campus.
Some of you may have already noticed the beautiful artworks that are gracing the walls on the 3rd floor since a couple of weeks. Freshman Reza Noori from Iran is allowing us an insight into his world with pieces titled „Night" or „Denken“ (to think).
Community, fun and some Spanish – that are the ingredients to cook up a delicious meeting of the Spanish Club. On April 11th, in cooperation with the International Student Officer of SGA, the newly founded Spanish Club organized a Latin Cooking Night to celebrate and share the unique cultures of the students.
Together, they prepared, cooked, chopped and baked traditional meals from the Peruvian, Venezuelan, Mexican and more kitchens.
Last Saturday, some of our students took the opportunity to take part in an excursion to Mauthausen, a former concentration camp of the Nazi regime in Austria (1938-1945). Today, Mauthausen serves as a memorial to preserve the memory of the victims.
WebMUN 2018 officially began accepting applications for participants this week. Themed “The Complexity of Globalization and Issues with Human Rights,” WebMUN brings students from around the world to Webster Vienna’s Palais Wenkheim for a four-day conference this October.
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.
Joachim Honeck, MA, lecturer in the IR department, was interviewed on WDR COSMO Radio Colonia. He talked about Austria’s new government, chancellor Sebastian Kurz, and the challenges of their nationalist policies in the domestic and European sphere.