EPSS Lecture: ‘How Japan sees the future of Asia and copes with it’

On November 25, the Vesalius College co-organized the EPSS lecture with the Brussels Diplomatic Academy. H.E Mr. Masafumi Ishii, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Belgium, concurrently Representative of the Government of Japan to NATO spoke about what Japan can do in Asia in a globalized world, and how the country sees the […]

EPSS Lecture: ‘The Role of Culture in the Emergence and Reconciliation of the Conflict in Ukraine’

On November 18, the 5th EPSS lecture, “The role of culture in the emergence and reconciliation of the conflict in Ukraine” was held, inviting 3 experts in the fields. Dr Svitlana Kobzar, Head of the International Affairs Dept at Vesalius College, introduced the topic and the speakers: Dr. Olga Burlyuk, Centre for EU Studies, University of […]

Roundtable on Civil Society in Environmental Protection

On the 1st of October 2014, Vesalius College co-organized a roundtable discussion together with the Embassy of Uzbekistan on the ‘Strengthening the Role of Civil Society in Environmental Protection’.  The event was held in cooperation with the IIMFCS, State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Nature Protection and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in […]

Business Seminars in Fall 2014

Vesalius College is pleased to announce the launch of the Fall 2014 edition of the Business Evening Lecture Series which will be held on Tuesdays from 17:30-20:00, which are scheduled as follows: Please register here for the upcoming Seminar to be held on the November 18. Tuesday 4th November, Arnaud d’Hubert, “The transformation(s) of the […]

VeCo taking part in Security Jam 2014

The Security Jam, organised by the Security & Defence Agenda (SDA), gives students the possibility to brainstorming with thousands of security experts worldwide. The Jam is organised in 6 forums: The new global balance, The EU as a global security broker, NATO’s role 2025, cyber-security and cyber-defence, Ukraine and Russia, and Syria. For more information […]

Prof. Koops Speaks at EUISS Conference

On 23 May 2014, Professor Joachim Koops intervened, as Course Director of the Executive Course in Global Risk Analysis and Crisis Management, in the ‘EUISS Crisis management 2014: the EU record’ Conference. Prof. Koops participated as speaker in the roundtable discussion on ‘Crisis rooms: towards a global network?’, together with other trainers of the Executive […]

VeCo Co-organises Senior Expert Round-table on Ukrainian Presidential Election

On Tuesday, 13 May 2014, Vesalius College co-organised a senior expert round-table on ‘Ukrainian presidential election: economic challenges, opportunities and European integration’ with the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and the Global Governance Institute (GGI). Speakers included Oleh Havrylyshyn (Visiting Scholar, University of Toronto and former IMF Deputy Director, EUR II Department, responsible for post-Soviet countries), Philippe Cuisson […]

Vesalius College Meets USA at Belgian Embassy in DC

On 6 May 2014, VeCo alumni Robin Weis (International Affairs, Class of 2011) and Alexandra Soininen (Communications, Class of 2009), together with VeCo’s Direct of Student Recruitment Willemijn Nieuwenhuys, met with a group of motivated students and their parents at the Belgian Embassy in Washington DC. The audience learned first-hand about studying in Brussels, the […]

Patrick Vittet-Philippe (European Commission) Gives Guest Lecture in Public Diplomacy Capstone Class

On Monday 5 May 2014, Patrick Vittet-Philippe (Head of Japan and Russia Desks, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission) gave a guest lecture on Science Diplomacy in Professor Terzis’ Public Diplomacy Capstone class (CMM 392). In his presentation, Mr. Vittet-Philippe described the various ways in which science and diplomacy have historically interacted. He stressed […]

General Nikkila Speaks on “EU-UN Cooperation in the field of Military Crises Response”

On 19 March, in the context of her course on “The Politics and Government of Global Powers” (POL 241 G), Professor Isabelle Balot invited Major-General Markku Nikkila to give a lecture on “EU-UN Cooperation in the field of Military Crisis Response”. General Nikkila provided an interesting overview of the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy […]