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Graduation: Class of 2019

On July 6th Vesalius College held a commencement ceremony to celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2019. Acting Dean Olesya Tkacheva opened the event by highlighting the uniqueness of VeCo’s approach to education that makes its graduates competitive worldwide. The college was honored to have President Emeritus of European Council and former Prime Minister of […]

Book presentation: ‘Through the Time of Troubles: Conflict in Southeastern Ukraine Explained from Within’

On Thursday March 8th 2018, Dr. Anna Matveeva, the author of ‘Through the Time of Troubles: Conflict in Southeastern Ukraine Explained from Within,’ presented her new book at Vesalius College. The event was moderated by Dr. Vsevolod Samokhvalov, International Affairs professor at VeCo and brought together more than twenty VeCo students and external participants. ABOUT […]

Spring Guest Lecture: ‘Intellectual Property Law: Why It Matters to Business’

On Wednesday evening, the 28th of February 2018, Bruno Vandermeulen (IP Litigation Lawyer, Partner at Bird & Bird) delivered a lecture at Vesalius College entitled ‘Intellectual Property Law: Why It Matters to Business’. The event was moderated by Stephanie Gardner, Business Law professor at Veco. This dynamic and participative event brought together more than 40 […]

Deputy Director-General in the European Commission, Dr. Katarína Mathernová, gives inaugural lecture at Vesalius College

Dr. Katarína Mathernová, newly appointed professor of International Affairs, gave her inaugural lecture on Monday, 22 January. Mathernová is currently Deputy Director-General in the European Commission’s Directorate-General Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR). In her lecture, Mathernová analysed major trends that have emerged in Europe and its periphery and reflected on how Europe should and […]

Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Kailash Satyarthi, inspires students during visit to Vesalius College

Kailash Satyarthi, the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, visited Vesalius College and shared his experience as a human rights activist. Mr. Satyarthi spoke about his path to becoming an activist, and how he gave up his career as a professor to focus on activism.  He went on to explain how unexpected it was to win […]

Vesalius College hosts the Brussels launch of the Global Terrorism Index 2017

On 16 November, Vesalius College in cooperation with the Institute for Economics and Peace, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Europe, the Global Governance Institute, and the Atlantic Treaty Association launched the Global Terrorism Index 2017 in Brussels. Speakers Mrs. Daniela Irrera (Associate Professor, University of Catania), Mrs. Ramona Manescu (MEP, EPP), and Mr. Daniel Hyslop (Research […]

EPSS Lecture Series: ‘The Belgian Jihad and Foreign Fighters’

On 30 November, Vesalius College welcomed Mr. Pieter Van Ostaeyen, a leading expert in the field of terrorism studies. Mr. Van Ostaeyen gave the final EPSS Lecture of the year on ‘The Belgian Jihad and Foreign Fighters.’ Mr. Van Ostaeyen spoke about the use of social media by Belgian jihadist groups. The event brought together […]

EPSS Lecture Series: ‘Human Rights in Inhumane Times’

On 23 November, Vesalius College hosted guest speaker Mr. Luc Dockendorf, Desk officer for Human Rights and International Organisations, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg, for the third installment of the EPSS Lecture Series. The lecture began on a heavy note as Mr. Dockendorf reflected on his time in Brussels during the 2016 […]

EPSS Lecture Series: ‘ Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and the Yemen Crisis’

The second lecture from this year’s EPSS lecture series took place on 19 October at Vesalius College. Mr. Ludovico Carlino, Senior Analyst on Middle East & North Africa at IHS Jane’s Markit, spoke about ‘Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and the Yemen Crisis.’ Mr. Carlino first described the current conflict engulfing Yemen, and then defined […]

EPSS Lecture: ‘EU Counter-terrorism: From the European Arrest Warrant to the Security Union’

This season’s EPSS lecture series commenced with the discussion ‘EU Counter-Terrorism: From the European Arrest Warrant to the Security Union.’ Prof. Dr. Christian Kaunert, Academic Director and Professor of European Politics at the Institute for European Studies, spoke about the terrorist attacks which occurred in Belgium, the United States, London and Paris, and elaborated how the […]