European Peace & Security Studies


Dean Koops talks about the importance of stronger cooperation between Belgium and EU on the Estonian TV

Prof. Dr. Joachim Koops, Dean of Vesalius College, has been interviewed by ERR News, Estonian Public Broadcasting. During the interview, he appealed for stronger cooperation between the different layers in Belgium and the EU and more effective preventive programmes, but also to be cautious and not to mix too quickly issues related to islamic faith with terrorism. […]

Dean Koops talks about the aftermath of the Brussels attacks on the Latvian Radio

Dr. Prof. Joachim Koops, Dean of Vesalius College, spoke about the aftermath of the Brussels attacks on the Lativian Radio. Please click here to listen to the interview (at 06:00, dubbed in Latvian).

Prof. Thomas Renard talks about the recent attack in several international media

Prof. Thomas Renard, Adjunct Professor at Vesalius College, has been interviewed by many international media about the recent attack. Please click the link below to read or watch the interview. Why Belgium is not Europe’s jihadi base, Politico Belgium searches soul after home-grown jihadis slipped through net, The Guardian Experts question whether Salah Abdeslam will […]

A Study Abroad student from the U.S. talks to Fox and ABC

Emily West, a study abroad student who is currently studying at Vesalius College, has been interviewed by FOX43 and ABC27. In both interviews, she said that she still feels safe in spite of what happened in Paris and Brussels. She said, ‘we’re scared but I don’t think you shoudl let the fear get to you.’ Please click here […]

Dean Koops has been interviewed by TBS eFM, South Korea

Dr. Joachim Koops, Dean of Vesalius College, has been interviewed by TBS eFM, an English speaking radio in South Korea, about the recent attack in Brussels. Please click here to listen to the interview.

VeCo Professors, Students and Alumni interviewed by International Media on the recent attack in BXL

After the tragic event in Brussels, professors and an alumnus of Vesalius College have been featured in several international media, sharing their expertises in each field. Please click the following links to see the footage. Dean Koops talks about the importance of stronger cooperation between Belgium and EU on the Estonian TV Dean Koops talks about […]

Dean Koops talks about the recent attack in Brussels on MSNBC

Dr. Joachim Koops, Dean of Vesalius College, has been interviewed by NBC news. He talked about what the E.U. needs to do to prevent further terror attacks on the continent. Please click here to watch the interview.

Prof. Serge Stroobants has been interviewed by Euronews and BBC Radio 4

Prof. Serge Stroobants, Adjunct Professor at Vesalius College, has been interviewed by Euronews.  He gave his take on how to strike the balance between fighting terror and protecting civil liberties in Europe. He has also shared his insight about the root of radicalism on BBC Radio 4. Please click here to watch the interview on Euronews. […]

Dean Koops shares his expertise in Security Studies on NHK World, Japan

Dr. Joachim Koops, Dean of Vesalius College, has been interviewed on NHK World, the international service of NHK, Japan’s largest broadcasting organisation. During their news programme ‘Newsline,’ which is aired daily in more than 150 countries, Dr. Koops shared his insights on the current situation and also talked about the security challenges that Belgium is facing. Please CLICK […]

Prof. Serge Stroobants talks about the recent attack in Brussels on Sky News, UK

Prof. Serge Stroobants, Security and Defence Expert and International Affairs Professor at Vesalius College, has been interviewed by Sky News (UK) about the current situation in Brussels. Please click here to watch the footage.