European Peace & Security Studies


Prof. Dr. Svitlana Kobzar speaks at Sixth Xiangshan Forum in Beijing, China

Prof. Dr. Svitlana Kobzar spoke at Sixth Xiangshan Forum on Cooperation in Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Operations. The Forum was co-hosted by the China Association for Military Science and China Institute for International Strategic Studies. More than 500 people from defense and military delegations from 49 countries, five international organizations, experts and scholars from […]

EPSS Lecture: ‘North Africa 5 Years after the Arab Spring’

On Thursday 29 October, the European Peace & Security Studies (EPSS) lecture series Fall 2015 warmly welcomed Mr. Riccardo Fabiani, Senior analyst at Eurasia Group to give a lecture on ‘North Africa 5 Years after the Arab Spring”. Mr. Fabiani began his lecture by providing a detailed overview of the Maghreb States looking at their […]

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

Vesalius College is pleased to invite you to the European Peace & Security Studies lecture on: ‘The “Unexpected” Conflict: Russia-EU-Ukraine Triangle’ Speaker: Dr. Vsevolod Samokhvalov Date: 10 November (Tue) 18:00 – 19:30 Place: Vesalius College (Pleinlaan 5, 1050 Brussels) Attendance is free (this lecture is also open to the public) but registration is required. Please […]

EPSS Lecture: ‘The Role of the World Bank’ by Guggi Laryea, a Vesalius Alumnus

On Wednesday 21 October, the the European Peace & Security Studies (EPSS) lecture series Fall 2015 welcomed Guggi Laryea, a Vesalius Alumnus, European Civil Society & European Parliament Relations Advisor, External and Corporate Relations, from the World Bank to deliver a lecture on: “Facing the Challenges of Global Poverty and Underdevelopment: The Role of the […]

EPSS Lecture: ‘North Africa 5 years after Arab Spring’

Vesalius College is pleased to invite you to the European Peace & Security Studies lecture on: ‘North Africa 5 years after Arab Spring’ Speaker: Riccardo Fabiani, Senior Analyst, Eurasia Group Date: 29 October (Thu) 18:00-20:00 Place: Vesalius College (Pleinlaan 5, 1050 Brussels) Attendance is free (this lecture is also open to the public) but registration […]

EPSS Lecture: ‘Consolidating Peace in Africa’

On Monday October 12th, another EPSS lecture took place at Vesalius College. Ejeviome Eloho Otobo, the speaker of the evening, addressed post conflict consolidation by discussing the role of the Peace Building Commission (PBC). The different instruments of peace keeping such as budget and authority of the PBC were compared with one another in order to […]

EPSS Lecture: ‘Role of the World Bank’

Vesalius College is pleased to invite you to the European Peace & Security Studies lecture on: ‘The Role of the World Bank’ Speaker: Guggi Laryea, European Civil Society Advisor & European Parliament Relations Advisor, External and Corporate Relations, World Bank Date: 21 October, 2015 (Wed) Time: 18:00-20:00 Place: Vesalius College (Pleinlaan 5, 1050 Brussels) Attendance […]

Dean Koops comments on the impact of China’s role in peacekeeping

Prof. Dr. Joachim Koops, Dean of Vesalius College, has been quoted in “The Diplomat” in an article on the impact of China’s role in peacekeeping.  To read the article, please click here.

EPSS Lecture: ‘The IMF in the World Economy’

As the second lecture of the EPSS lecture series on 23 September, Dr. Jeffrey Franks of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) discussed ‘The IMF in the World Economy.’ Dr. Franks provided an overview of the creation of the IMF, its initial function alongside the World Bank and WTO (formerly the GATT), and its newfound role in […]

EPSS Lecture: ‘Whither EU-US Relations’

On Monday, 21 September, the European Peace & Security Studies (EPSS) lecture series Fall 2015 started with ‘Whither EU-US Relations’ by Fernando Andresen Guimarães of the European External Action Service (EEAS). Dr. Guimarães opened the lecture with a brief summary of the current relationship between the US and the EU touching on the new TTIP proposal currently […]