European Peace & Security Studies

EPSS Guest Lecture Series: ‘Gender-Just Peace’

Vesalius College is pleased to invite you to the next EPSS lecture on ‘Gender-Just Peace, Advancing the Agenda for Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding’ Date: 29 November, 2016 (Tue) Time: 18:00 – 19:30 Place: Vesalius College (Pleinlaan 5, 1050 Brussels), Room 3 The EPSS Lecture Series 2016 is open to the public and free of charge, but registration […]

‘Europe’s Return to UN Peacekeeping?’ Dean Koops co-edits new Special Issue

Prof. Joachim A. Koops, Dean of Vesalius College, has co-edited (together with Giulia Tercovich from the University of Warwick / ULB & the Global Governance Institute) the latest Special Issue of International Peacekeeping, the leading international peer-reviewed Journal focusing on peacekeeping and global security issues. The Special Issue brings together 12 leading scholars and their […]

US Ambassador and VeCo’s Advisory Board Member speak at the Vesalius College

On Wednesday 19th October, Vesalius College warmly welcomed His Excellency, Anthony L. Gardner, US Ambassador to the EU, and Dr. Fernando Andresen Guimarães, the European External Action Service (EEAS), Adjunct Professor & Advisory Board Member on European and Global Diplomacy at Vesalius College. H.E. Ambassador Gardner began the lecture by highlighting the importance of a […]

Peacebuilding Workshop – August 24, 2016

    Date: Wednesday, 24 August, 2016 Time: 13.00h – 17.00h Location: Vesalius College, Pleinlaan 5, 1050 Brussels Vesalius College and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) are pleased to invite you to a workshop on “Rising Powers and Peacebuilding: Innovative Approaches to Preventing Conflict and Sustaining Peace.” This half- day workshop will disseminate […]

Vesalius College co-organises an event with the UN

Dean Joachim Koops presented his latest book, ‘The Oxford Handbook to United Nations Peacekeeping Operations,’ at the the United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC), in honour of International United Nations Peacekeepers Day. The event, which included a debate and a Q&A session, was attended by academics, students, journalists, as well as UN and EU professionals. […]

VeCo will launch two unique MA programmes with NATO, EU and UN

In Fall 2017, Vesalius College, in close cooperation with senior officials from major International Organizations and in partnership with leading think tanks, will launch two unique, interdisciplinary MA programmes. The two  government-accredited one-year programmes will be taught by an outstanding international network of leading scholars and senior practitioners and will provide students with unique conceptual […]

VeCo’s Honours Class goes to Washington DC

The Vesalius College Honours course participated with their project,, in a competition organised by the US Department of State called: Peer 2 Peer: Challenging Extremism. Twenty universities from the U.S.A. and twenty-five universities from Europe, Northern Africa and Asia took up the task of developing campaigns that challenge extremism. The Vesalius College team was […]

IA Capstone Final Presentation to the United Nations Liaison Office for Peace and Security

On Thursday, April 28th, the Capstone Class of 2016, International Affairs, was honored to present their final product to their clients, Head of the United Nations Liaison Office for Peace and Security (UNLOPS), Rory Keane, and Carlo Schmid Fellow, Annika Koehnert. The final presentation tied together three months of hard work, which allowed students the opportunity to […]

IA Capstone: Center for Peace and Cooperation’s Update

Center for Peace and Cooperation, one of the two IA Capsone student think tanks at Vesalius College, has successfully organised their conference ‘What we learned from Peacekeeping – First-Hand Accounts’ on April 19. Students invited Ambassador Mohamed Igueh Ofleh, Deputy Representative of the African Union to the Brussels Office, and Ms. Karin Limdal, Strategic Planner at the European External […]

VeCo students work on a project to challenge extremism

A  group of VeCo students have been working on a project called ‘’ with Prof. Serge Stroobants.  Its goal is to challenge extremism by providing source verified news articles, training information on source verification and outreach programmes designed to teach source verification skills to youth. Their website Newsworthy will be competing with projects from other […]