Fifth Belgian Luxembourg American Studies Association Graduate Students Conference organized by History Professor Chew

On Friday, 27 April, Prof Dr William L. Chew III organized the Fifth Belgian Luxembourg American Studies Association Graduate Students Conference with the gracious support of the U.S. Embassy Brussels, on whose premises the conference was held. Speakers from the universities of Ghent, Antwerp and Leuven presented excellent master’s theses, several PhD’s in progress, and […]

Book Review by VeCo Professor available online

EUobserver published history professor Michael Palo’s book review by on the book “Belgium and the Monarchy: From National Independence to National Disintegration” by Herman Van Goethem, published by University Press Antwerp. The review is available online here.  

New Book on the ‘Responsibility to Protect’

Prof Joachim Koops, Head of the International Affairs Department, co-edited a new book on issues related to civilian and military interventions in conflicts.The book ‘Operationalising the Responsibility to Protect: Contributions to the Third Pillar Approach’, brings together international scholars and members of civil society to analyze core challenges to implementing the Responsibility to Protect and […]

New Appointments for MA EU Policy – Vesalius College Hires Professors from Top Schools: Press release

Brussels, May 2012: Vesalius College is excited to announce the appointment of two new professors for the Master of European Union Policy (MA EU Policy). Dr. Svitlana Kobzar has a PhD in International Studies from the University of Cambridge. She currently works for Rand Europe and at the same she is a senior member/junior Research Fellow at Wolfson […]

New Book “Democracies and the Shock of War” by VeCo Professor

Professor Marc Cogen has published a new book with Ashgate publishing, “Democracies and the Shock of War”. Through a combination of history and legal philosophy, this book contributes to a better understanding of democratic government when it is most severely tested at war. The ideas and concepts addressed will resonate, both with those studying the […]

Professor Joachim Koops Interviewed by Radio France

Joachim Koops, Professor of International Affairs, was interviewed by Radio France Internationale on 18 April and asked to comment on  “NATO and Afghanistan: Financial and Strategic Issues after the 2014 Withdrawal”. The interview can be listened to here (MP3 file)  

Vesalius College Awards Essay Prize to Outstanding Honor Society Student Scott Remer

Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes and Chair of The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS), announced that Vesalius College, the undergraduate college in Brussels, Belgium, has awarded first prize in an international academic essay competition to Scott Remer, a member of the National Society of High School […]

Students participate in Geneva International Model United Nations

8 students from Vesalius College participated in the Geneva International Model United Nations in March 2012 as part of one of their courses at Vesalius College. Two of them, Ziggy Vandebriel and Maximilian Sorensen received special mention for ‘Extraordinary Commitment and Enthusiasm during the Conference’. The Geneva International Model United Nations (GIMUN) is a Geneva […]

VeCo Student Charity Event

On Wednesday 21 March, Vesalius College students performed Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues for an enthusiastic audience of fellow-students, faculty, staff and friends in the Vesalius College building. This initiative is part of the global V-Day that grew out of the play “The Vagina Monologues”, focusing on those areas of the world where women are most […]

Professor Joachim Koops Interviewed by Euronews

Politics Professor Joachim Koops was interviewed by Euronews for their programme ‘The Network’ on EURONEWS, which was aired at 9.45pm on Thursday 22 March, Brussels time, though it will be repeated throughout the following week in 11 languages. The topic of the interview is ‘Iran: what way forward for the international community?” The programme is […]