European Peace & Security Studies


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.  

IA Capstone Group meets their United Nations ‘Clients’

This year’s International Affairs Capstone Course is organised in cooperation with the United Nations Liaison Office for Peace and Security (UNLOPS) and focuses on how the European Union and United Nations can work better together in order to address major global threats to peace and security.

Dean Koops receives the UACES Grant

Prof. Dr. Koops, Dean of Vesalius College, was awarded the UACES Grant for Collaborative Research Network on “Europe’s Return to UN Peacekeeping.” This is a three-year research grant from the University Association for Contemporary European Studies. The network, comprising more than 12 international think tanks and universities, will examine issues related to a stronger EU […]

A special workshop ‘The Art of Peace’ with Dr. Johan Galtung

A three-day intensive workshop ‘The Art of Peace’, led by internationally renowned Peace Scholar and Peace Practitioner Prof. Johan Galtung, took place at Vesalius College from November 27-29 and saw the participation of BA, MA and PhD students from a wide range of European universities as well as EU and UN policy-makers. The workshop was […]

Dean Koops talks about Belgium and terrorism on Huffington Post

Prof. Dr. Joachim Koops, Dean of Vesalius College, was invited to join a discussion panel on ‘How Belgium Became A Breeding Ground For Terror’ on HussPost Live at Huffington Post to share his insight and expertise in European, Foreign and Security Policy. Please CLICK HERE to watch the discussion. Other guest speakers are Kristof Clerix, Investigative Journalist, MO*; Ryan […]

Prof. Dr. Carta and Prof. Dr. Kobzar speak at the ULB/Cambridge workshop

On November 11, Prof. Dr. Caterina Carta and Prof. Dr. Svitlana Kobzar presented at the workshop co-organised by the Université Libre de Bruxelles and the University of Cambridge. Dr. Carta chaired the panel titled ‘The EU’s Multi-tired Foreign Policy in its Near and Far Abroad’ and moderated the discussion. Dr. Kobzar presented on this panel focusing on the European […]

Prof. Dr. Kobzar speaks at ‘Global Trends 2030,’ hosted by the European Commision and European Parliament

Prof. Dr. Svitlana Kobzar, Head of International Affairs Department, presented at Global Trends 2030. This 2-day conference was a part of the European Strategy and Policy Analysis System (ESPAS), an inter-institutional EU project, and took place at the European Commision and European Parliament. Dr. Kobzar spoke on the panel titled ‘Future Society: The World in 2030,’ which was […]

EPSS Lecture: ‘The “Unexpected” Conflict, Russia-EU-Ukraine Triangle’

On Tuesday 10 November, Vesalius College had the pleasure of welcoming Dr. Vsevolod Samokhvalov from Cambridge University. His lecture was focused on Ukraine and the historical development of the Ukraine Crisis with Russia. The lecture began with a short presentation by Dr. Samokhvalov tracing the developments in Ukraine and how these had clear indicators enroute to […]

EPSS Lecture: ‘Communists and Nazis Alike – Foreign Fighters in the War in Ukraine’

Vesalius College is pleased to invite you to the European Peace & Security Studies lecture on: ‘Communists and Nazis Alike: Foreign Fighters in the War in Ukraine’ Speaker: Dr. Kacper Rekawek Date: 26 November (Thu) 18:00 – 20:00 Place: Vesalius College (Pleinlaan 5, 1050 Brussels) Attendance is free (this lecture is also open to the public) but […]