Faculty

Dr. Jamie Shea
(DPhil Oxford University)
Distinguished Professor of Global Security Policy & Practice at Vesalius College; Deputy Assistant Secretary-General of Emerging Security Challenges, NATO

Dr. Jordan Becker
(Major in the US Army; BA Georgetown University; MA Sciences Po; MA Columbia University; PhD King’s College London)
Adjunct Professor of International Affairs at Vesalius College; Defence Policy Advisor at the US Mission to NATO, Brussels; former Assistant Professor of International Affairs at the US Military Academy at Westpoint and served as a Commander of Special Forces in Iraq
Specialty: Intersection of geostrategy, NATO, transatlantic cooperation and US foreign policy

Dr. Sven Biscop
(MA & PhD University of Ghent)
Director of the Europe in the World programme at the Egmont – Royal Institute for International Relations in Brussels; Professor in the Ghent Institute for International Studies (GIIS) at Ghent University; Member of Vesalius College’s European Peace & Security Studies Academic Advisory Council since 2012 Specialty: Strategies of the European Union, NATO and their member states

Dr. Guy Burton
(Ph.D. London School of Economics, MSc University of London, BSc London School of Economics)
Adjunct Professor of International Affairs at Vesalius College
Specialty: Rising/Emerging Powers, International Relations, Middle East Politics and Conflict and Peace Studies

Mr. Antonio Calcara
(Ph.D. Candidate at LUISS “Guido Carli”-Rome, MA University of Bologna, BA School of Political Science “R.Ruffilli”- Forli)
Adjunct Professor of International Affairs at Vesalius College
Specialty: International Relations, Security and Defence Studies, European Union Foreign Policy and International Political Economy

Dr. Richard Caplan
(MA & PhD University of London)
Professor of International Relations and Official Fellow of Linacre College at the University of Oxford; Member of Vesalius College’s European Peace & Security Studies Academic Advisory Council since 2012
Specialty: International organisations and conflict management

Dr. Ethan Corbin
(BA Bowdoin College; MA Sorbonne; MALD The Fletcher School at Tufts University; PhD The Fletcher School at Tufts University)
Adjunct Profess of International Affairs at Vesalius College; Director of the Peace and Security Committee at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly
Specialty: Intersection of strategic studies, US foreign policy, and the Middle East

Dr. Jurgen Dieringer 
(PhD University Budapest, PhD University Erlangen-Nuremberg, MA equivalent University of Tübingen)
Adjunct Professor of International Affairs at Vesalius College
Specialty: European Integration, Comparative Politics, Internatinal Political Economy

Dr. Jolyon Howorth
(BA University of Manchester; PhD University of Reading)
Jean Monnet Professor ad Personam at Yale University; Emeritus Professor of European Studies, University of Bath; Member of Vesalius College’s European Peace & Security Studies Academic Advisory Council since 2012
Specialty: EU foreign, security and defence policies, grand strategy, transatlantic relations and military affairs

Dr. Tongfi Kim
(BA Doshisha University; MA Kyoto University; PhD Ohio State University)
Assistant Professor of International Affairs at Vesalius College
Specialty: Alliance theory and policy practice in the Asia-Pacific

Dr. Zafer Kizilkaya
(PhD Free University of Brussels, PhD Royal Military Academy of Belgium)
Adjunct Professor of International Affairs at Vesalius College
Speciality: Ethics in International Relations, Non-state armed groups, Military strategy, Middle Eastern studies

Dr. Maria Martin de Almagro
(MA University of Michigan, MA College of Europe; PhD Université Libre de Bruxelles, PhD LUISS Guido Carli)
Assistant Professor of International Affairs at Vesalius College
Specialty: Global ethics, gender and peacebuilding, feminist theories of IR
and history of genocide

Mr. Holger Osterrieder 
(Certificate Diplomatic Academy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Germany), Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration at National School of Administration (France), MPhil University of Cambridge, Postgraduate Certificate (visiting student) at University of Oxford, MA University of Paris IV-Sorbonne)
Adjunct Professor of International Affairs at Vesalius College
Speciality: Diplomacy and Language, International and EU politics, UN peacekeeping

Dr. Samir Puri
(BA Warwick University; MA King’s College London; PhD Cambridge University)Lecturer in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London
Specialty: Theory and practise in international security affairs, counter-terrorism strategy and policy support

Mr. Thomas Renard
(MA George Washington University; PhD Candidate at Ghent University)
Adjunct Professor of International Affairs at Vesalius College; Senior Research
Fellow at EGMONT-Royal Institute of International Relations
Specialty: Terrorism and counter-terrorism, the multipolarisation of international affairs and the strategies developed by the European Union to cope with emerging powers, notably the so-called strategic partnerships

Dr. Vsevolod Samokhvalov
(PhD University of Cambridge, MA Athens National University, BA Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University)
Adjunct Professor of International Affairs at Vesalius College
Speciality: Conflicts, Politics, Identity and nation-nuilding in post-communist countries and Regionalism in Eurasia

Dr. Ulrich Schneckener
(PhD Bremen University)
Professor of International Relations and Peace & Conflict Studies, University of Osnabrück; Senior Fellow at the Centre for Global Cooperation Research, University of Duisburg-Essen; Chairman of the Executive Board of the German Foundation for Peace Research
Specialty: International conflict management, fragile states, state- and peacebuilding, the role of non-state armed actors

Mr. Serge Stroobants
(Major in the Royal Military Academy; MA Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3)
Adjunct Profess of International Affairs and Course Leader of Honours Class at Vesalius College; Resident representative of the Institute for Economics of Peace
Specialty: Terrorism and counter-terrorism studies, military approaches to security, transatlantic relations and EU foreign policy

Dr. Olesya Tkacheva
(BA City University of New York; MA & PhD University of Michigan Ann Arbor)
Acting Dean and Assistant Professor of International Affairs
Specialty: Russian foreign policy, quantitative and qualitative research methods

Mr. Koen Troch
(Major in the Royal Military Academy; MA KU Leuven)
Adjunct Professor of International Affairs at Vesalius College
Specilaty: Military approaches to security as well as grand strategy