International Affairs


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 […]

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 […]

BOOK PRESENTATION: ‘Through the Time of Troubles: Conflict in Southeastern Ukraine Explained from Within’

Vesalius College is pleased to invite you to a presentation of ‘Through the Time of Troubles: Conflict in Southeastern Ukraine Explained from Within’ with author Dr. Anna Matveeva (King’s College London). Date: Thursday, March 8th Time: 18:00-20:00 Place: VeCo 2-3, Vesalius College (Brussels)   ABOUT THE BOOK This is the first book to tell the […]

VeCo student wins the BAEF fellowship to pursue a Master’s degree in the US and to serve as a Cultural Ambassador

Emiel Haeghebaert, a third-year student at Vesalius, has won the prestigious BAEF (Belgian American Educational Foundation) fellowship to pursue a Master’s degree in the United States. The fellowship is awarded to a small number of exceptional Belgian and U.S. nationals to strengthen transatlantic ties.   Emiel is from Knokke-Heist in Belgium and is studying International Affairs at Vesalius […]

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 […]

Dr. Kim publishes articles on International Security with focus on Asia

Dr. Tongfi Kim, Assistant Professor of International Affairs, has recently published the following articles:  Kim, Tongfi. 2018. “U.S. Rebalancing Strategy and Disputes in the South China Sea: A Legacy for America’s Pacific Century.” In Great Powers, Grand Strategies: The New Game in the South China Sea, ed. Anders Corr: US Naval Institute Press. 174-198. Kim, […]

Vesalius College hosts SUNY Model EU 2018

Over 130 student delegates from the United States and Europe assembled at Vesalius College from January 10-14 for the SUNY Model EU 2018. SUNY Model EU is a joint activity with the State University of New York (SUNY) system and Vesalius College. It is a simulation of political negotiations at a European Council summit.  This […]

European Online Course for students and refugees launched

    Vesalius College –in cooperation with the educational NGO ‘Sharing Perspectives Foundation’, nine European Universities and two European refugee organizations- launches an intensive European online course on “European Refuge(es): Critical Dialogue on the ‘crisis’ by refugees and non-refugees”, funded by the European Commission. During ten weeks 300 participants from refugee and non-refugee background across 15 European […]