WVPU Goes Abroad With Erasmus+

Starting this year, WVPU is offering a possibility for student exchange within the largest European mobility program Erasmus+. The program works by providing financial support for educational exchange between registered universities for eligible students.

Professor Kraidy: Can Political Humor Be a Weapon for Activism and Against Extremism?

“This is clearly demonstrated through how humorists use situation comedy to defang ISIS and its message”, stated Professor Kraidy during his lunch with WVPU students and faculty for a scholarly exchange.

IR & Politics Research Seminar: Ralph Janik

The Politics & International Relations Research Seminar Series continues on March 27 with MMag. Ralph Janik, LL.M. presenting his research on "US Sovereignty in the Age of Trump – A European Perspective"

The EU Is Not China's Military Counterpart

Dr. Franco Algieri, WVPU International Relations Department Head, has recently been interviewed by Austrian military magazine “Militär Aktuell.” The China expert talked about the economic and political background of China’s “Belt and Road Initiative” (BRI) and their new military assuredness.

The Power Of A Meme: New Book Written By Our Department Head of Media Communications

Shared, posted, tweeted, commented upon, and discussed online as well as offline, internet memes represent a new genre of online communication, and an understanding of their production, dissemination, and implications in the real world enables an improved ability to navigate digital culture. This book, written by Dr. Bradley Wiggins, assistant professor and head of the media communications department at Webster Vienna Private University, explores cases of cultural, economic, and political critique levied by the purposeful production and consumption of internet memes.

Events on History and Future of Unemployment with Historian Aaron Benanav

The Center for Liberal Arts is pleased to announce the campus visit of historian Aaron Benanav, (University of Chicago), who will discuss his research on the global history of unemployment in a student seminar and a public lecture. Interested students will have the opportunity to participate in the seminar on “Unemployment, automation, and the future of work” and are kindly asked to prepare by reading two brief texts (to be downloaded here: Text 1, Text 2). The lecture, “Adventures of an Economic Concept: Unemployment on a World Scale,” is open to all students, faculty, and staff.

The Methods Cafe breakfast with Prof. Iver B. Neumann, where enlightening scholarly discussion was more than enjoyable.

Professor Iver B. Neumann Shared his Views on Bout Legacy of the Steppe Tradition in Reference to Statehood

Funded by the Dr. Elizabeth Chopin Visiting Professorship, the IR Department at Webster Vienna Private University had the pleasure to host Professor Iver B. Neumann from February 18 to February 23, 2019. 

Presentation & Traineeship Opportunities

Presentation & Traineeship Opportunities

The WVPU Career Center has the pleasure to announce that Mr. Alain Matton and Ms. Paula Mercado Gomez from the Delegation of the European Union to the International Organisations in Vienna will share insights on their institution as well as traineeship opportunities at the UN Section and OSCE Section (6 months, start: Jun, Sep or Dec, 2019).

Academics and Economic Experts Discussed the Risks for Europe & Chances for Europe

Academics and Economic Experts Discussed the Risks for Europe & Chances for Europe

BKS Bank, Webster Vienna Private University and the American Chamber of Commerce invited their stakeholders, members, and customers to a thought-provoking discussion on “Risk for Europe – Chance for Europe: Brexit, Euro and Populism” with Mag. Thomas Wieser, Non-Resident Fellow, Brussels European, and Global Economic Laboratory and former Brussels based President of the Euro Working Group, Georg Svetnik, Head of Private Banking and Securities Division, BKS Bank and Univ. Prof. Dr. Johannes Pollak, Director, Webster Vienna Private University on the panel. Eric Frey, Managing Editor, Der Standard raised highly topical questions around the Euro crisis, Brexit, and international developments shaking the very foundations of the European Union.

Webster Vienna and their partner researchers in Serbia discuss their work on rural tourism over dinner in Novi Sad.

Rural Tourism Research Trip to Novi Sad

Dr. Eskerod leads a research team visit to Novi Sad, Serbia. 

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