Fall 2016 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 2016.

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.

Wednesday 14 September, 18.00 – 19.30
Peacebuilding and Peacekeeping: Rethinking Paradigms, Institutional Aspects and Impacts on the Ground
Prof. Hylke Dijkstra, Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science of Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Prof. Joachim A. Koops, Dean of Vesalius College, and Research Professor at the Institute for European Studies of the Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB)
Prof. Ulrich Schneckener, Professor of International Relations and Peace & Conflict Studies at the University of Osnabrück, Germany

Thursday 15 September, 18.00 – 19.30
EU-India Dialogues on Global Governance & Security
Dr. C. Raja Mohan,
Director of Carnegie India
Dr. Alka Acharya, Director and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Chinese Studies
Dr. Garima Mohan, Research Associate at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi)

Thursday 22 September, 18.00 – 19.30
European Integration and its Discontents
Geoffrey Harris, Distinguished Teaching Fellow at Vesalius College

Thursday 13 October, 18.00 – 19.30
Europe and the Middle East in the Aftermath of the Arab Spring
Merete Bilde, Policy Advisor on Religion and Foreign Policy to HRVP Mogherini, European External Action Service (EEAS)
Dr. Colin Scicluna, Advisor MENA at the Cabinet of Commissioner Johannes Hahn, DG NEAR, European Commission

Wednesday 19 October, 18.30 – 20.00
‘The Future of Transatlantic Relations & Global Governance’
H.E. Ambassador Anthony L. Gardner, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union.
Dr. Fernando Andresen Guimarães, European External Action Service (EEAS), Adjunct Professor & Advisory Board Member on European and Global Diplomacy, Vesalius College