Fall 2015 EPSS Guest Lecture Series

Vesalius College, in cooperation with the Global Governance Institute, Institute for European Studies and the Belgian Royal Military Academy, is proud to announce its upcoming schedule for its European Peace an Security Lecture Series for Fall 2015.

The format for the EPSS lectures is a 40 minute lecture with a 30 minute Q&A session, followed by a light, informal reception. Unless announced otherwise, all events will take place at Vesalius College, Pleinlaan 5, 1050 Brussels.

Monday 21 September, 18.00 – 20.00
‘Whither EU-US Relations?’
Fernando Andresen Guimarães, European External Action Service (EEAS)

Wednesday 23 September, 18.00 – 20.001
‘The IMF in the World Economy’
Jeffrey Franks,
Director and Senior Resident Representative to the EU,
IMF Europe Office in Paris & Brussels

Monday 12 October, 18.00 – 20.00
‘Consolidating Peace in Africa’
Ejeviome Eloho Otobo, Non-Resident Senior Expert in Peacebuilding & Global Economic Policy, Global Governance Institute

Wednesday 21 October, 18.00 – 20.00
‘Facing the Challenges of Global Poverty and Underdevelopment:
The Role of the World Bank’

Guggi Laryea, (Vesalius Alumnus),
European Civil Society and European Parliament Relations Advisor, External and Corporate Relations, World Bank.

Thursday 29 October, 18.00 – 20.00
‘North Africa 5 Years after the Arab Spring’
Riccardo Fabiani, Senior Analyst, Eurasia Group

Tuesday 10 November, 18.00 – 20.00,
‘The Unexpected Conflict: Russia-EU-Ukraine Triangle’ 
Vsevolod Samokhvalov,
Research Associate, Cambridge Central Asia Forum

Thursday 26 November, 18.00 – 20.00,
‘Communists and Nazis Alike: Foreign Fighters in the War in Ukraine’ (Cancelled)
Kacper Rekawek,
Analyst, Polish Institute of International Affairs

Friday 27 – Sunday 29 November, ‘The Art of Peace’,
A Three-Day Intensive Workshop with the Founder of Peace Studies, Prof. Johan Galtung.