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New book: “The Responsibility to Protect and the Third Pillar”

Joachim Koops, Dean of the Vesalius College, and Daniel Fiott (VUB) co-edited “The Responsibility to Protect and the Third Pillar: Legitimacy and Operationalization.” The book is the culmination of an inter-disciplinary three-year research project on International Efforts to Prevent Mass Atrocities and Genocide. For further information please click here.

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Prof. Cristiani speaks at the European Parliament

Dario Cristiani, Professor of International Affairs at the Vesalius College, was invited to the European Parliament on November 13, and spoke at a meeting of the delegation for relations with the Arab Peninsula. His presentation focused on the views on the Gulf countries and the political and security challenges they are facing in the Middle […]

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New book on EU Diplomacy by Joachim Koops and Gjovalin Macaj

Joachim Koops, Dean of Vesalius College and Gjovalin Macaj (St Antony’s College, University of Oxford) co-edited their new volume on “The European Union as a Diplomatic Actor”, published by Palgrave MacMillan. The volume is the culmination of a two-year project on European diplomacy and brings together leading scholars and diplomats to assess the EU’s policies, […]

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Journal Article on Italian Politics by VeCo Professor published

Dr. Alex Wilson, Associate Dean for Research and Assistant Professor in the Department of International Affairs, published an article on “Rescaling of Interest Groups in Modern Italy” in the  journal Territory, Politics, Governance. This is an inter-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal published by the Regional Studies Association. The article abstract can be viewed through the following link: […]

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European Communication Policies Lecture Series

In November and December 2014, Vesalius College will hold an expert lecture series on European communication policies. The aim of the lecture series is to gain unique and in-depth insight into the way in which communication-related organizations influence European Union policy-making. Policy professionals from the media, telecommunications and Internet industries will share their opinions, tips and […]


VeCO Professor on Euronews

Professor Kobzar has featured on Euronews discussing EU’s relations with Ukraine. You can check out the video here.  

Academic News October 2014

Prof Dr Ron Cottam presented, on 31 July 2014, a paper entitled “System Duality: Hierarchical Systems” and ran a workshop entitled “System Duality and the Included Middle” at the annual conference of the International Society for the Systems Sciences, hosted by George Washington U in Washington, DC. He recently published, with Willy Ranson and Prof […]

2nd EPSS Guest Lecture on NATO, Ukraine and Russia

Dr. Petr Lunak, Deputy Head Engagments Section, Public Diplomacy Division,NATO, presented on ‘NATO, Russia, Ukraine: A New Strategic Reality’. With increasing concerns over Russia and Ukraine, this lecture sought to contextualise the issue into the current state of global affairs and examine NATO’s re-emerging role as a key player.

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