European Peace & Security Studies


Dean Koops briefs EU Ambassadors on Future of Global Governance

On 1st September 2017, Joachim Koops (Dean of Vesalius College and Professor of International Affairs), was invited by the Head of the Division of Multilateralism and Global Issues of the European Union External Action Service (EEAS) to give a talk to EU Ambassadors and Heads of Delegations on the future of Global Governance. Chaired by […]

VeCo Prof. Dr. Maria Martin de Almagro publishes a new paper on gender justice

Dr. Maria Martin de Almagro’s paper entitled ‘Transitional Justice and Women, Peace and Security: A critical Reading of the EU Framework’ has been published on the website of The London School of Economics. In this paper, Dr. Almagro presents an overview of the EU Policy Framework on support to transitional justice and her understanding of […]

Dr. Joachim Koops, Dean of Vesalius College talks on the Finnish national broadcaster YLE

Dr. Koops, Dean of Vesalius College, has been interviewed by the Finnish national broadcaster YLE on Trump’s visit to Brussels and the future of European Defence. To read the article (In Finnish), please click HERE.

Vesalius College hosts the launch of the Global Peace Index 2017 in Brussels

On Monday, June 12, Vesalius College hosted the launch of the Global Peace Index (GPI) 2017. This was an event co-organised with leading institutes and important think tanks, such as the Institute for Economics and Peace, the Royal Military Academy, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Europe, Search For Common Ground and the Global Governance Institute. Over the […]

VeCo co-hosts the launch of the Global Peace Index 2017

Vesalius College is pleased to invite you to the official launch of the Global Peace index 2017 (GPI), hosted by VeCo in cooperation with leading institutes and think tanks such as the Institute for Economics and Peace, Royal Military Academy, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Europe, Search For Common Ground and the Global Governance Institute.   About the Global Peace Index The […]

European Online Course for students and refugees launched

Vesalius College –in cooperation with the educational NGO ‘Sharing Perspectives Foundation’, nine European Universities and two European refugee organizations- launches an intensive European online course on “European Refuge(es): Critical Dialogue on the ‘crisis’ by refugees and non-refugees”, funded by the European Commission. During ten weeks 300 participants from refugee and non-refugee background across 15 European countries […]

Dr. Jamie Shea of NATO talks about VeCo’s new Master’s programme

Meet Dr. Jamie Shea, Programme Director of MA in Global Peace, Security and Strategic Studies at Vesalius College. Dr. Shea has been working for NATO for 36 years. He currently holds the position as the Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, and since 2010 he has been involved in the International Affairs Department of […]

Info Session VeCo MA Programmes

Vesalius College is pleased to invite you to the “Info Session VeCo MA Programmes” Date: 16 March (Thursday) Time: 13:00 – 14:00 Place: Student lounge, Vesalius College (Pleinlaan 5, 1050 Brussels) This event will give you the opportunity to learn more about our new master’s programmes in: MA in Global Peace, Security & Strategic Studies MA […]

Vesalius College former student gives a talk on his experience as peace activist and whistleblower

On 6 February, Cian Westmorland, a former VeCo student, came to Vesalius College and gave an interesting presentation on “When it Becomes Essential To Resist”, a talk on his experience as peace activist and whistleblower. After having served in the US air force in Afghanistan and being involved in the drone programme building communications infrastructure, Cian […]

Prof. Serge Stroobants visits the residency of the Belgian Prime Minister with victims of the Brussels attack

Serge Stroobants, adjunct professor at Vesalius College, has been invited to visit the Belgian Prime Minister’s residency on Monday February 13th, together with five victims of terrorism and the President of the Life4Brussels, an association that provides direct social support to the victims of terrorism and their families, where Prof. Stroobants serves as Vice-President. Life4Brussels […]