Research Activity - March 2018

Upcoming Conference: "How to study the Social Psychology of the Ancient World”

Vlad Glaveanu, Head of the Psychology and Counselling Department, is one of the organisers of the conference "How to study the Social Psychology of the Ancient World” hosted by Anchoring Innovation between 13 and 15th of December 2018 in Leiden, Netherlands. Anchoring Innovation is a Dutch research program in Classics that studies how people deal with ‘the new’ in all domains of society, not just technology and medicine, but also politics, law, the economy, the built environment, religion, the arts, technology, science, etc.

This conference will address the question how we may adequately and responsibly uncover socio-cognitive processes that were operative in past societies and civilizations, in particular Ancient Greece and Rome. It is the express aim of the conference to bring together practitioners of social and cognitive psychology and of classical studies (broadly understood) and to facilitate a mutually beneficial dialogue between these disciplines. For more details see the Call for Papers.

Spotlight Seminar Featured as Part of ITU Event

The Spotlight Seminar on Empowering Girls through Technology that took place in March has been featured as part of a series of events to promote Girls in ICT Day by the ITU. The Seminar organised by Dr Sarah Grosso (Department of Media Communications) stressed the need for more girls to enter ICT education and careers and featured speakers from the ITU, the OHCHR, Plan International and UNICEF.

First Research Apero Held

Webster University Geneva had its first research apero on the evening of March 7th. Twenty professors attended the event. It was an opportunity for colleagues to share informally on their current research activity and their future research projects. Conversations showed the diversity and richness of research conducted in Geneva. Professor Dominique Jolly delivered a brief presentation on scientific publication. The research strategy of Webster University Geneva is not only to increase the number of articles published in peer-reviewed journals, but to encourage our professors to target journals with high impact factors. The next "Research Apero" will take place on April 4th.