International Affairs


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 […]

Dean Koops interviewed by BBC World Service on UN Peacekeeping

Professor Joachim Koops, Dean of Vesalius College, was interviewed today by the BBC World Service on the issue of the effectiveness United Nations Peacekeeping. Appearing on the “Newsday” Morning Programme, Dean Koops was asked about his opinion on a recent internal report on UN Peacekeeping that called for a more robust and better equipped approach […]

European Online Course for students and refugees launched

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

Special Lecture: ‘Europe in the Populist Age: Reflecting on the Vision and Challenges of Europe’s Periphery’

Vesalius College is pleased to invite you to the inaugural lecture of ‘POL324G: International Approaches to State-Building, Reform and Good Governance’ on: ‘Europe in the Populist Age: Reflecting on the Vision and Challenges of Europe’s Periphery’ Speaker: Dr. Katarina Mathernova, LL.M. Deputy Director General of the Directorate General for Neighborhood & Enlargement Negotiations, European Commission […]

Katarína Mathernová (EU) and Jeffrey Franks (IMF) join VeCo’s Teaching Faculty!

Vesalius College is excited to announce the appointment of two outstanding policy-makers of international organisations as new Adjunct Professors in the Departments of Business Studies and International Affairs. Dr. Katarína Mathernová (European Commission) and Dr. Jeffrey Franks (International Monetary Fund) bring their wealth of experience, practical insights, and academic rigour to the College’s undergraduate teaching […]

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: ‘The Belgian Jihad and Foreign Fighters’

Vesalius College is pleased to invite you to the evening lecture on: ‘The Belgian Jihad and Foreign Fighters’Speaker: Mr. Pieter Van Ostaeyen (PhD Candidate, University of Leuven) Date: 30 November (Thu) Time: 18:00 – 19:30 (Light reception to follow) Place: Lisbon Room, Vesalius College (Pleinlaan 5, 1050 Brussels)   SPEAKER’S BIO Pieter Van Ostaeyen is […]

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 […]

VeCo students learn via NATO simulation

VeCo students were given a unique opportunity to work on a simulation using a fictitious scenario developed by Commander Kurt Engelen, Action Officer at the Belgian Military Representation to the Military Committee of NATO. Prof. Serge Stroobants, in charge of ‘POL321G: NATO and the Transatlantic Approaches to Security,’ organised the simulation in NATO crisis management decision […]