Around Webster: Shah at TEDx Delft; Barnidge in Israel; Erickson’s new play; Méhu on sex and leadership

| June 26, 2015

Recent professional news and accomplishments for members of the Webster University community include:  

Shah at TEDx Delft on Bijlmer Project

Sheetal Shah, lecturer and head of the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Webster Leiden, was a speaker at TEDx Delft Women at the end of May, focusing on her “classroom outdoors” concept and the Bijlmer Project in particular, which focuses on the psychosocial needs of victims of human trafficking within the Amsterdam Bijlmer area.

Having worked at the grassroots level in Asia and Europe, the counseling psychologist sought to provide a valuable opportunity to her students by taking them into the real world to deal with real people.

Erickson’s New Play Staged for Developmental Reading

Coffee & Whiskey Productions is staging a developmental reading of Michael Erickson‘s new play, “Oberon Springs,” Monday, June 29, at the Conservatory on Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. The playwright Erickson is professor in the English Department of Webster’s College of Arts & Sciences. One of the co-founders of Coffee & Whiskey is Webster University alumnus Matt Diel.

Barnidge Lectures in Israel, Publishes on Self-Determination and Statehood
Barnidge's two-week research visit to Israel was funded by ASMEA.

Barnidge’s two-week research visit to Israel was funded by ASMEA.

Robert Barnidge, lecturer and coordinator of International Relations, recently returned from a two week research visit to Israel and the territories funded by the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA). During his time on the ground, he met with researchers, politicians, and international lawyers at the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs International Law Department, the Palestine Liberation Organization Negotiations Affairs Department, the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, the University of Haifa, and Tel Aviv University and gave invited lectures at the Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs and the Hebron University College of Law.

ASMEA has funded Barnidge’s work on an article-length project, “Palestinian Applications to the International Criminal Court and International Law: Compliance or Countermeasure?” At the end of his research visit, Barnidge gave a paper, “The Evolution of Palestinian Arab Proto-Self-Determination and ‘Peoplehood’ During the Mandate for Palestine,” at the Legalities and Legacies: The Past, Present, and Future of the Palestine Mandate in International Law Conference in Jerusalem, a conference co-sponsored by the Hebrew University Faculty of Law and Columbia Law School June 21-22.

The conference paper is the first of five substantive chapters in his second research monograph, “Self-Determination, Statehood, and the Law of Negotiation: The Case of Palestine,” which Bloomsbury will be publishing in early 2016.

Mehu Paper on Workplace Facial Displays

Webster Vienna professor Marc Méhu coauthored a paper published in the June 2015 issue of International Public Management Journal, titled “Sex and leadership: Interpreting competitive and affiliative facial displays based on workplace status.” The paper reports results of studies of the effect of facial displays among leaders and subordinates in the workplace.

More information can be found at the Webster Vienna Psychology Department research page.

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