International Seminar Series: 10 Years of Key IR Speakers in London

| December 2, 2013

Yossi Mekelberg

Over the last 10 years, Webster University students in London have heard from experts in human rights, international relations, and political reform among other topics through the International Seminar Series at Regent’s University, where Webster University programs are offered through Regent’s American College London.

So far this year, the series has already welcomed several key figures in the field of international relations: Olivia Bosch, former weapons inspector in Iraq and United Kingdom expert to the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 Committee; Esther Armenteros, Cuban Ambassador to the United Kingdom; and Chris Phillips, associate fellow in the Royal Institute of International Affairs, also known as Chatham House.

Yossi Mekelberg, director of Webster’s international relations and social sciences program at Regent’s American College London, initiated the idea for the series in 2003 when Dottie Marshall Englis, now chair of Webster’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts, was serving as London campus director. Mekelberg is also an associate fellow of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), an international think tank that brings people together from all over the world.

“Every morning the two of us would talk about what was happening around the world,” Englis said. “We had an excellent opportunity in front of us to both highlight Webster’s international relations program and showcase international lecturers on a campus. Since most of the other colleges located around Regent’s have a business emphasis, we had an ideal situation to draw attention to our program.”

Read the full story at Global Thinking, the College of Arts & Sciences blog.

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