International Affairs


Prof. Dr. Koops invited to speak at three Peacekeeping Expert Workshops

On 7th July, Prof. Dr. Koops spoke on ‘New Horizons, Persisting Peacekeeping Problems: Lessons Learned from the UN Standby Arrangement System and the Standby High Readiness Brigade for UN Operations (SHIRBRIG)’, at the Expert Workshop, ‘New Horizons and Old Problems for UN Peacekeeping’, organized for Members of the German Parliament and policy experts by the Friedrich Ebert […]

Prof Dr Joachim Koops briefed EESC on the EU’s role in Peacebuilding

On Monday, 25 July 2011, Prof. Dr. Joachim Koops was invited by the EU’s European Economic and Social Committee  to provide expert advice for their study and opinion on “The Role of the European Union in peace building in external relations: Best practice and perspectives”. In the 1 1/2 hour meeting, Prof. Dr. Koops briefed […]

Prof Dr William L. Chew III presented “The Easel and the Eagle: Rembrandt Peale Views Napoleonic France

On July 6, 2011, Prof Dr William L. Chew III presented “The Easel and the Eagle: Rembrandt Peale Views Napoleonic France,” at the academic congress “Napoleonic Europe at Its Peak,” the Ninth International Napoleonic Conference of the International Napoleonic Society. The conference was held in Den Helder, The Netherlands and co-sponsored by the Dutch Royal […]

New Publication by History Professor Chew

Prof Dr William L. Chew III recently published “Yankee Observers, Napoleon, and American Exceptionalism,” in Napoleonica La Revue, Nr. 10, 2011/1: 23-48.

Professor Chew presented Paper at Florida State University

On 4 March, Prof Dr William L. Chew III presented a paper entitled “Yankee Observers, Napoleon and American Exceptionalism” at the annual conference of the Consortium on Revolutionary Europe, 1750-1850, hosted by Florida State U in Tallahassee, Florida. He was subsequenty inducted into the “Masséna Society” for Napoleonic Scholarship, named after one of Napoleon’s most […]

BBC Libya Correspondent is VeCo Communications Alumna

At the start of the unrest in Libya, only very few journalists were present in the country. One of the news channels to have a resident correspondent was the BBC. Since 2004, their resident Tripoli correspondent, responsible for covering the news from Libya, Tunesia and Algeria, is Rana Jawad, a VeCo Communications Studies alumna from […]

VeCo / IES Spring Lecture Series 2011: The EU as a Diplomatic Actor

Vesalius College and the Institute for European Studies (IES) launches this spring a high-level lecture series that brings together senior EU Diplomats and Top European scholars in order to examine the performance of the European Union in International Diplomacy. The Lecture series runs from 15th February to end of May, every tuesday from 6pm to […]

Professor Koops publishes new Book on EU Foreign Policy

Joachim Koops has authored a major study on the European Union as an International Actor and its cooperation with NATO and the United Nations in the area of peacekeeping and crisis management. His new book “The European Union as an Integrative Power? Assessing the EU’s Effective Multilateralism towards NATO and the United Nations” examines the […]

Flemish VTM Interviews American VeCo Students on State of the Union

Sometimes, studying in a foreign country offers unexpected opportunities. For the news coverage of President Obama’s State of the Union on January 25 2011, the biggest commercial TV-station in Belgium, Flemish VTM, asked 5 American Vesalius College students to watch the speech live in their news studio and share their impressions of the speech with […]

VeCo Internship Opportunity in Kenya

The Vesalius Internship Department would like to make Vesalius College students aware of an exceptional opportunity that is available to all current degree-seeking and study abroad students. This summer (2011), Vesalius College is offering an internship position with the Giraffe Project, a humanitarian organization working with schoolchildren in the slums of Nairobi.  For the student […]