International Affairs


Dr. Jamie Shea of NATO talks about VeCo’s new Master’s programme

Meet Dr. Jamie Shea, Distinguished Professor of MA in Global Peace, Security and Strategic Studies at Vesalius College. Dr. Shea worked for NATO for 36 years. He held the position as the Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, and since 2010 he has been involved in the International Affairs Department of Vesalius College. During this […]

Info Session VeCo MA Programmes

Vesalius College is pleased to invite you to the “Info Session VeCo MA Programmes” Date: 16 March (Thursday) Time: 13:00 – 14:00 Place: Student lounge, Vesalius College (Pleinlaan 5, 1050 Brussels) This event will give you the opportunity to learn more about our new master’s programmes in: MA in Global Peace, Security & Strategic Studies MA […]

Vesalius College former student gives a talk on his experience as peace activist and whistleblower

On 6 February, Cian Westmorland, a former VeCo student, came to Vesalius College and gave an interesting presentation on “When it Becomes Essential To Resist”, a talk on his experience as peace activist and whistleblower. After having served in the US air force in Afghanistan and being involved in the drone programme building communications infrastructure, Cian […]

Prof. Serge Stroobants visits the residency of the Belgian Prime Minister with victims of the Brussels attack

Serge Stroobants, adjunct professor at Vesalius College, has been invited to visit the Belgian Prime Minister’s residency on Monday February 13th, together with five victims of terrorism and the President of the Life4Brussels, an association that provides direct social support to the victims of terrorism and their families, where Prof. Stroobants serves as Vice-President. Life4Brussels […]

Three VeCo professors featured in Brussels Times, talking about ‘One year after the BXL Attack’

When Brussels Times, Belgium’s leading media in the English language, decided to do a feature on ‘One year after the BXL attack’ in their latest issue, three VeCo professors were contacted for their expertise. CLICK HERE to read the feature where Prof. Joachim Koops, Dean of Vesalius College, Prof. Serge Stroobants, Adjunct Professor of International Affaris, and Prof. Thomas Renard, Adjunct Professor […]

Dean Koops speaks on Global Economic Governance at the European Parliament

On 12 January, Professor Joachim Koops, Dean of Vesalius College, participated in a workshop on “Global Economic Governance: Which Role for the EU?”. Organised by the European Parliament Research Service at the European Parliament, the workshop explored the growing challenges of a changing global economic climate for citizens, the European Union and global governance mechanisms. […]

Prof. Joachim Koops publishes new Handbook

Professor Joachim Koops, Dean of Vesalius College, published a new handbook. The Palgrave Handbook of Inter-organizational Relations in World Politics brings together leading scholars and practitioners in order to map, synthesise and assess key perspectives on cooperation and rivalry between regional and global organisations in world politics. In over 700 pages more than 30 authors […]

Prof. Martin de Almagro publishes a new article

Prof. Martin de Almagro, Assistant Professor at Vesalius College, has published an article titled ‘Politicized Discourses: A Reflexive Approach to the Transnational Campaign on Women, Peace and Security and its Local Narratives’. In this article, Prof. Martin de Almagro problematises the research process on the transnational campaign in Burundi and Liberia for the implementation of UNSCR […]

New publication by Dr. Tongfi Kim

Dr. Tongfi Kim, Assistant Professor of the IA Department, has published a new article titled ‘Alliance Obligations in the Disputes in the East and South China Seas.’ Abstract Maritime and territorial disputes in Asia could trigger a military conflict between China and the United States. China has been quarreling with Japan and the Philippines over […]

Meet Dr. Olesya Tkacheva – VeCo’s New Professor for Research Methods

Dr. Olesya Tkacheva will join the Vesalius College faculty in January 2017 as Assistant Professor in Research Methods. Her research has focused on Russia’s foreign policy and the nexus between technology and national security and has combined large-n observational analysis with cutting-edge social media analytics. She has an extensive experience working for the U.S. policy […]