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History, Politics, & International Relations Department

History, Politics, & International Relations faculty are committed to the concept of a liberal arts education. Our aim is to help students become fearless and perceptive readers, vivid and effective writers, and well-informed citizens of the world. Our programs allow students flexibility to excel in their studies and pursue their personal career aims. Most of our students study abroad; others have taken advantage of our rich opportunities for practicums and internships right here in the Midwest.

The professors in this department include top scholars in their fields. Three faculty members have written textbooks that are used by colleges nationwide. Five have won Webster University’s top teaching prize. And all of us believe that an education in history, international relations, or political science is the best preparation for a complex, ever-changing, and increasingly international job market. Our programs provide skills that have no expiration date. Whichever major you choose, you are laying a foundation for life-long learning.

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Recognitions

  • Kristen Anderson Morton was named to the Missouri Humanities Council and State Historical Society of Missouri’s “Show Me Missouri” Speaker’s Bureau for 2019. She received a 2019 Faculty Research Grant for her project, “A Cause Worthy of Sacrifice: German Americans Commemorate Their War Participation, 1865-1920.”
  • Lindsey Kingston edited the book "Human Rights in Higher Education: Institutional, Classroom, and Community Approaches to Teaching Social Justice" (Palgrave MacMillan 2018). The volume included chapters from Webster colleagues, including HPIR faculty member Amanda Rosen.
    Lindsey’s book "Fully Human: Personhood, Citizenship, and Rights" was published by Oxford University Press in March 2019. She was a recipient of a 2019 Faculty Research Grant for her project, “Statelessness-as-Punishment: Research Collaborations in the Netherlands and Australia.”
  • Kelly-Kate Pease published the 6th edition of her text "International Organizations: Perspectives on Global Governance." Routledge. She provided expert commentary on NPR’s 1A on May 14, 2018. She was selected as Vice President of the Faculty Senate for the Academic Year 2018-2019.
  • Warren Rosenblum gave the talks: "Utopian Dreams, Dystopian Lives: The 'Feeble-Minded' in Modern Europe 1850-1940" at King's College in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Oct 25, 2018 and "The Legacy of the Dreyfus Affair in Germany, at the conference Ein Jubiläum ohne Jubilar. 125 Jahre Centralverein deutscher Staatsbürger jüdischen Glaubens" in Potsdam, Germany on Nov 12, 2018.  He was the co-convenor of a faculty seminar: "From Stigmatization to Mass Murder: Disability in Central Europe," at Lessons and Legacies Conference on the Holocaust XV in St. Louis, MO on November 1-4, 2018. Finally, he wrote the program notes for the St. Louis Repertory Theater's production of "Oslo".

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