Dr. Elina Brutschin presented her latest research project together with Dr. Zorzeta Bakaki (ETH Zürich) at the European Network for Conflict Research Meeting (ENCoRe) at the German Development Institute (D.I.E.) in Bonn, 5-7 March 2015.
In their paper "The Competition over Resources: A New Approach in the Context of Low Scale Violence" the authors argue that the literature on the “resource backed aggression” overestimates the possible effects of energy resources on foreign policy behavior as it does not consider the competitive nature of resource markets.
Dr. Samuel R. Schubert was interviewed by Salzburger Nachrichten’s Gudrun Doringer on the Ukraine crisis. The interview, which focused on energy security in relation to the EU and Russia, was published on March 3, 2015.
In the interview, Dr. Schubert talked about the interdependence between Europe and Russia and possible answers to the Ukraine crisis. He points out that Europe needs Russian gas and Russia equally needs access to Europe’s markets, investment, technology and expertise. Moscow’s recent 400 billion $ gas deal with China does not substantially alter the balance.
Webster IR faculty Samuel R. Schubert was invited to talk at Austrian national radio station FM4´s “Reality Check”. The interview about cultural heritage destructions by ISIS was broadcasted nationwide on February 27, 2015.
There's a new student club in town this semester, and it's taking local courts by storm. The Webster Vienna Tennis Club has gotten off to a great start this semester, as students have met regularly to polish their stroke. Founded by business administration major Alexis Wing, along with the support of classmate Artyom Rayevskiy, the Tennis Club has been meeting up to play doubles matches.
The Webster community gathered last week as six talented students competed for the chance to represent Vienna at the European finals. They gave the crowds a spectacular show of singing and dancing, as did the guest alumni performers. Congrats to finalists Audrey Kodjo and Kristof McFerren! Thanks to all performers, volunteers, judges and fans for making this a great event - we wish them luck at the finals (also held in Vienna this year) on April 18.
Item Response Theory and Computerized Adaptive Testing Workshop
A hands-on workshop for research and the development of modern psychological online tests for the average computer-user. Thurs., June 25th – Sat., June 27th, 2015 9 A.M. – 5 P.M. Webster Vienna Private University, Vienna, Austria