Global Peace and Security


European Online Course for students and refugees launched

Vesalius College, in cooperation with the educational NGO Sharing Perspectives Foundation, launches an intensive online course on “European Refuge(es): Critical Dialogue on the ‘crisis’ by refugees and non-refugees,” funded by the European Commission. The Sharing Perspectives Foundation is composed of nine European Universities and two European refugee organizations. During the ten-week course 300 participants spread […]

Dean Koops interviewed by BBC World Service on UN Peacekeeping

Professor Joachim Koops, Dean of Vesalius College, was interviewed today by the BBC World Service on the issue of the effectiveness United Nations Peacekeeping. Appearing on the “Newsday” Morning Programme, Dean Koops was asked about his opinion on a recent internal report on UN Peacekeeping that called for a more robust and better equipped approach […]

Vesalius College hosts the Brussels launch of the Global Terrorism Index 2017

On 16 November, Vesalius College in cooperation with the Institute for Economics and Peace, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Europe, the Global Governance Institute, and the Atlantic Treaty Association launched the Global Terrorism Index 2017 in Brussels. Speakers Mrs. Daniela Irrera (Associate Professor, University of Catania), Mrs. Ramona Manescu (MEP, EPP), and Mr. Daniel Hyslop (Research […]

EPSS Lecture: ‘The Belgian Jihad and Foreign Fighters’

Vesalius College is pleased to invite you to the evening lecture on: ‘The Belgian Jihad and Foreign Fighters’Speaker: Mr. Pieter Van Ostaeyen (PhD Candidate, University of Leuven) Date: 30 November (Thu) Time: 18:00 – 19:30 (Light reception to follow) Place: Lisbon Room, Vesalius College (Pleinlaan 5, 1050 Brussels)   SPEAKER’S BIO Pieter Van Ostaeyen is […]

EPSS Lecture Series: ‘The Belgian Jihad and Foreign Fighters’

On 30 November, Vesalius College welcomed Mr. Pieter Van Ostaeyen, a leading expert in the field of terrorism studies. Mr. Van Ostaeyen gave the final EPSS Lecture of the year on ‘The Belgian Jihad and Foreign Fighters.’ Mr. Van Ostaeyen spoke about the use of social media by Belgian jihadist groups. The event brought together […]

EPSS Lecture Series: ‘Human Rights in Inhumane Times’

On 23 November, Vesalius College hosted guest speaker Mr. Luc Dockendorf, Desk officer for Human Rights and International Organisations, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg, for the third installment of the EPSS Lecture Series. The lecture began on a heavy note as Mr. Dockendorf reflected on his time in Brussels during the 2016 […]

VeCo students learn via NATO simulation

VeCo students were given a unique opportunity to work on a simulation using a fictitious scenario developed by Commander Kurt Engelen, Action Officer at the Belgian Military Representation to the Military Committee of NATO. Prof. Serge Stroobants, in charge of ‘POL321G: NATO and the Transatlantic Approaches to Security,’ organised the simulation in NATO crisis management decision […]

EPSS Lecture: ‘Human Right in Inhuman Times’

Vesalius College is pleased to invite you to the evening lecture on: ‘Human Right in Inhuman Times’ Speaker: Mr. Luc Dockendorf  (Desk officer for Human Rights, International Organisations and Cyber Policy Issue, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg) Date: 23 November (Thu) Time: 18:00 – 19:30 (Light reception to follow) Place: Lisbon Room, Vesalius […]

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

Vesalius College is pleased to invite you to the official launch of the Global Terrorism index 2017 (GTI), hosted by VeCo in cooperation with leading institutes and think tanks such as the Institute for Economics and Peace, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Europe, the Global Governance Institute and the Atlantic Treaty Association.  About the Global Terrorism Index The GTI […]

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

The second lecture from this year’s EPSS lecture series took place on 19 October at Vesalius College. Mr. Ludovico Carlino, Senior Analyst on Middle East & North Africa at IHS Jane’s Markit, spoke about ‘Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and the Yemen Crisis.’ Mr. Carlino first described the current conflict engulfing Yemen, and then defined […]