International Affairs


SPRING LECTURE: EU as Foreign Policy Actor in the Era of Populism

Vesalius College is pleased to invite you to the spring lecture on: ‘EU as foreign policy actor in the era of populism’ Speaker: Mr. Christian Leffler, European External Action Service, Deputy Secretary General for Economic and Global Issues. Date: Monday, 25 February, 2019 Time: 18:00 – 19:30 (light reception starting at 17:30) Location: Vesalius College (VeCo […]

Special Lecture: ‘Post WWII world and European order: perspective of Western Balkans and Eastern Neighbourhood’

Vesalius College is pleased to invite you to the inaugural lecture of ‘POL324G: International Approaches to State-Building, Reform and Good Governance’ on: ‘Post WWII world and European order: perspective of Western Balkans and Eastern Neighbourhood’ Speaker: Dr. Katarina Mathernova, LL.M. Deputy Director General of the Directorate General for Neighborhood & Enlargement Negotiations, European Commission (strictly […]

FALL Guest-Lecture: ‘Trust: the Glue in Both Business and International Affairs’

Vesalius College is pleased to invite you to the Fall Guest-Lecture on: ‘Trust: the Glue in Both Business and International Affairs’ Speaker: Dr. Peter Verhezen (Managing Director of Verhezen & Associates Ltd) Date: 16 November (Fri) Time: 16:00 – 18:00 Location: Pleinlaan 5, 1050 Brussels, floor -1, room “Rome”. LECTURE Trust – the underpinning principle […]

NVAO reaccredits VeCo BAs: “Very strong points and a unique profile in Belgium”

In 2018 in the context of the external quality assurance process, the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO) thoroughly reviewed and assessed the academic quality of Vesalius College’s three Bachelor Programmes in Business Studies, Global Communications and International Affairs. After an extensive external evaluation led by an international panel of leading professors from the University of Cambridge […]

Call for application: SUNY Model EU 2019

Vesalius College is looking for two teams of five talented and ambitious students to partake in the SUNY Model European Union simulation in New York, hosted by the State University of New York and Ithaca College from April 4th-6th, 2019. The Model EU simulation combines over 120 university students from across Europe and the United […]

Prof. Dr. Tongfi Kim takes part in the Transatlantic and Transpacific Alliances conference

On October 24, professor Dr. Tongfi Kim spoke at a conference jointly organised by the Institute for European Studies, the Brookings Institution and the Asian Institute for Policy Studies on the subject of ‘Squaring the deterrence vs engagement puzzle in East Asia and Europe’. Vesalius College professor Dr. Kim was the speaker for the first […]

EU Lobbying Course hosts guest lecture by Hans Craen, Vice President of Kellen company

On Friday 19th October 2018, Hans Craen (Vice President of Kellen company) visited Vesalius College. He presented a detailed case study on an industry lobbying strategy and its implementation to VeCo students. This dynamic and participative event was moderated by VeCo Lobbying Professor Rachel Barlow. Along the lecture, he discussed the diversity of approaches to […]

Policy Officer from Transparency International EU, Raphael Kergueno, visits Vesalius College

On Friday 12th October 2018, Raphael Kergueno (Policy Officer from Transparency International EU) delivered a lecture at Vesalius College on ‘Money and Politics in the European Union.’ This dynamic and participative event was moderated by VeCo Lobbying Professor Rachel Barlow. The guest speaker presented on the many topical points including integrity in politics and the […]

Franz Bingen Honours Essay Prize 2018 – 2019

Vesalius College is pleased to announce the Franz Bingen Honours Essay Prize for the 2018-2019 academic year. This prize is awarded to one student for the best Honours Essay (at least A-), and is for €250. All students who submit an Honours Essay this academic year are automatically in the running to win the award. No formal application […]

Vesalius College is selected as knowledge partner to the prestigious European Business Summit

Vesalius College was selected as knowledge partner to the prestigious European Business Summit, taking place on 23-24 May 2018 at the Egmont Palace in Brussels. The European Business Summit is one of the most prestigious yearly events where business leaders meet with (European) politicians and other experts. This year, the Summit addressed the question on […]