European Peace & Security Studies


Interdisciplinary Doctoral Symposium: Call for Papers

Vesalius College, together with major research universities in Flanders, and supported by the FWO, has the pleasure to invite doctoral students to an interdisciplinary doctoral symposium on ‘Democracy, Rule of Law and Human Rights in Europe and the World in Times of Contestation’. The event will take place in Leuven on 20-21 September 2018, and […]

Book presentation: ‘Through the Time of Troubles: Conflict in Southeastern Ukraine Explained from Within’

On Thursday March 8th 2018, Dr. Anna Matveeva, the author of ‘Through the Time of Troubles: Conflict in Southeastern Ukraine Explained from Within,’ presented her new book at Vesalius College. The event was moderated by Dr. Vsevolod Samokhvalov, International Affairs professor at VeCo and brought together more than twenty VeCo students and external participants. ABOUT […]

BOOK PRESENTATION: ‘Through the Time of Troubles: Conflict in Southeastern Ukraine Explained from Within’

Vesalius College is pleased to invite you to a presentation of ‘Through the Time of Troubles: Conflict in Southeastern Ukraine Explained from Within’ with author Dr. Anna Matveeva (King’s College London). Date: Thursday, March 8th Time: 18:00-20:00 Place: VeCo 2-3, Vesalius College (Brussels)   ABOUT THE BOOK This is the first book to tell 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 […]

EPSS Lecture: ‘Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and the Yemen Crisis’

Vesalius College is pleased to invite you to the evening lecture on: ‘Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and the Yemen Crisis’ Speaker: Mr. Ludovico Carlino (Senior Analyst, IHS Jane’s Markit) Date: 19 October (Thu) Time: 18:30 – 20:00 (Light reception to follow) Place: Lisbon Room, Vesalius College (Pleinlaan 5, 1050 Brussels)   SPEAKER’S BIO Ludovico […]

EPSS Lecture: ‘EU Counter-terrorism: From the European Arrest Warrant to the Security Union’

This season’s EPSS lecture series commenced with the discussion ‘EU Counter-Terrorism: From the European Arrest Warrant to the Security Union.’ Prof. Dr. Christian Kaunert, Academic Director and Professor of European Politics at the Institute for European Studies, spoke about the terrorist attacks which occurred in Belgium, the United States, London and Paris, and elaborated how the […]

EPSS Lecture: ‘EU Counter-terrorism: from the European Arrest Warrant to the Security Union’

Vesalius College is pleased to invite you to the evening lecture on: ‘EU Counter-terrorism: from the European Arrest Warrant to the Security Union’ Speaker: Prof. Dr. Christian Kaunert (IES Academic Director and Professor of European Politics) Date: 5 October (Thu) Time: 18:00 – 19:30 (Light reception to follow) Place: VeCo 2-3 Classroom, Vesalius College (Pleinlaan […]

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.