International Affairs


EPSS Lecture: ‘Human Right in Inhuman Times’

Vesalius College is pleased to invite you to the evening lecture on: ‘Human Right in Inhuman Times’ Speaker: Mr. Luc Dockendorf  (Desk officer for Human Rights, International Organisations and Cyber Policy Issue, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg) Date: 23 November (Thu) Time: 18:00 – 19:30 (Light reception to follow) Place: Lisbon Room, Vesalius […]

Dean Koops briefs PSC Ambassadors on the future of Global Governance

On 1st November 2017, Professor Joachim Koops, Dean of Vesalius College, was invited to address the 28 Ambassadors of the Political and Security Committee of the European Union during a lunch-time discussion on the role of the EU’s policy of ‘Effective Multilateralism’ and the future of Global Governance. Organised by the Austrian EU Presidency Team (in […]

VeCo co-hosts the launch of the Global Terrorism Index 2017

Vesalius College is pleased to invite you to the official launch of the Global Terrorism index 2017 (GTI), hosted by VeCo in cooperation with leading institutes and think tanks such as the Institute for Economics and Peace, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Europe, the Global Governance Institute and the Atlantic Treaty Association.  About the Global Terrorism Index The GTI […]

VeCo’s Open Day – Fall 2017

Another great Open Day took place on Saturday October 21. Prospective students and families had the opportunity to meet the faculty, current students and staff members to learn more about Vesalius College. The day started with a presentation by Dean Koops introducing Vesalius College including outstanding programmes, faculty members, partnerships with other renowned universities, followed […]

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 […]

Dean Koops briefs EU Ambassadors on Future of Global Governance

On 1st September 2017, Joachim Koops (Dean of Vesalius College and Professor of International Affairs), was invited by the Head of the Division of Multilateralism and Global Issues of the European Union External Action Service (EEAS) to give a talk to EU Ambassadors and Heads of Delegations on the future of Global Governance. Chaired by […]

VeCo Prof. Dr. Munira Aminova presents a paper in the United Nations Public Service Forum 2017

Dr. Munira Aminova has presented a paper in the United Nations Public Service Forum 2017 in The Hague. In her presentation she talked about Environmental Sustainability and Reaching the Most Vulnerable focusing on cross-sectoral and cross-boundary cooperation; multi-stakeholder and regional coordination approaches as well as policy coherence and consistency across riparian countries on the issue […]

VeCo Prof. Dr. Maria Martin de Almagro publishes a new paper on gender justice

Dr. Maria Martin de Almagro’s paper entitled ‘Transitional Justice and Women, Peace and Security: A critical Reading of the EU Framework’ has been published on the website of The London School of Economics. In this paper, Dr. Almagro presents an overview of the EU Policy Framework on support to transitional justice and her understanding of […]

VeCo Prof. Dr. Tongfi Kim publishes an opinion piece on The Diplomat

Dr. Tongfi Kim, Assistant Professor of International Affairs, has shared his opinion via his article ‘Asia’s Minilateral Moment’ on The Diplomat. In this article, he talks about how Asian states are planning to strengthen cooperation between each other after the 2017 US Presidential election. To read the article, please click HERE.