Global MA Spotlight: Nathan Webb

Every so often, the College of Arts and Sciences highlights one of its Global MA students from International Relations. Nathan Webb, who is originally from Waco, Texas, has always held an interest in international relations.  However,  recent world events such as the Syrian conflict and the resulting refugee crisis turned what was once a hobby…

Fourteen Days in the “Land of a Thousand Hills”

Rwanda is a landlocked East African country whose green, mountainous landscape has earned it the nickname “Land of a Thousand Hills.” This summer, a group of nine undergraduate students and two professors from The Institute for Human Rights & Humanitarian Studies at Webster University traveled to the country as part of a hybrid area studies course. The two-week trip…

Application Deadline for Legal Studies Summer Program in Leiden Is April 15

Past participants in the Legal Studies Leiden Program call it an unforgettable experience. Besides sharing intensive classroom sessions, students learn about this international law hub in a variety of ways, including touring the Peace Palace, the International Courts, museums, and other sites. Please note that the 2011 application deadline is April 15. Two legal studies…

Students Dive into Argentine Culture on Study Abroad Trip

Webster students didn’t mince words when describing their recent study abroad trip to Argentina, calling it “amazing,” “very rewarding,” and even “the best experience of my life.” The 14 Spanish students on this year’s trip (May 18 – July 3) were taking part in an immersion program offered every other year by the Department of…

Webster International Relations Student Sees Drought’s Tragic Results in Kenya

Kenya is weighing heavily on Jennifer Armit’s mind these days. The junior in international relations, a volunteer committee leader for Friends of the World Food Program’s WFP Committee of St. Louis, recently spent nine days witnessing WFP operations in this drought-stricken African nation. The only student on the trip, she toured various sites with six…