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Deputy Director-General in the European Commission, Dr. Katarína Mathernová, gives inaugural lecture at Vesalius College

Dr. Katarína Mathernová, newly appointed professor of International Affairs, gave her inaugural lecture on Monday, 22 January. Mathernová is currently Deputy Director-General in the European Commission’s Directorate-General Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR). In her lecture, Mathernová analysed major trends that have emerged in Europe and its periphery and reflected on how Europe should and […]



Vesalius College hosts SUNY Model EU 2018

Over 130 student delegates from the United States and Europe assembled at Vesalius College from January 10-14 for the SUNY Model EU 2018. SUNY Model EU is a joint activity with the State University of New York (SUNY) system and Vesalius College. It is a simulation of political negotiations at a European Council summit.  This […]


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 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


First-year students start their self-development journey with coaching and training experts

As part of the curriculum, Vesalius College provides the first-year students a self-discovery and self-development seminar. This year Mona Shair-Wlock and Martine Alonso Marquis, coaching and training experts of Key2advance, organised a full-day session of self-reflection, personality assessments, and group activities. The outcome of the seminar, for students, is to gain a better understanding of […]


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 […]