Welcome to Vesalius College – Fall Orientation 2017

The fall semester kicked off with the 3-day orientation, welcoming students from all around the world! Over the orientation week, students got acquainted with all that VeCo has to offer while making new friends and settling into their new community, new city and/or new country! Good luck, and enjoy your VeCo experience! Please click the picture […]

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.

Vesalius College hosts the launch of the Global Peace Index 2017 in Brussels

On Monday, June 12, Vesalius College hosted the launch of the Global Peace Index (GPI) 2017. This was an event co-organised with leading institutes and important think tanks, such as the Institute for Economics and Peace, the Royal Military Academy, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Europe, Search For Common Ground and the Global Governance Institute. Over the […]

VeCo Professor Dr. Van Kerckhoven publishes a reflection on the EU-G7 relation in the age of anti-globalization

Prof. Dr. Sven Van Kerckhoven has co-authored (with Prof. Dr. Jan Wouters, KULeuven) a short reflection on the relation between the EU and the G7 in the age of Trump and Brexit. The reflection is part of a book that has been published in preparation of the G7 Summit in Taormina, Italy, last week. The […]

Johan Galtung, World-Renowned Founder of Peace Studies, joins Vesalius College

Vesalius College is pleased to announce that Professor Johan Galtung, world-renowned peace and mediation expert, joins Vesalius College as Distinguished Professor of Peace Studies in Fall 2017. Professor Galtung is widely considered as the founder of ‘peace studies’, having developed key concepts and theories in the field, such as ‘positive vs. negative peace’, ‘structural violence’ […]

Charlotte McDonald-Gibson Presents her New Book ‘Cast Away’ at VeCo

On Monday, 24th April, Charlotte McDonald-Gibson, author of ‘Cast Away: Stories of Survival from Europe’s Refugee Crisis’ has visited VeCo for a presentation and panel discussion about her book. During the two hours of the event, Charlotte explained her motivations to write ‘Cast Away’ and shared her experiences, challenges, and difficulties along the writing process. […]

VeCo Student Stephan Bergmann Johansen has been selected for the Fulbright Summer Institute

International and European Law student Stephan Bergmann Johansen has been selected to participate in ‘The Study of the U.S. Institute for European Student Leaders on Social Entrepreneurship’ which will take place in Tennessee and Washington DC this summer. Stephan, together with another Norwegian student, will represent Fulbright’s Norwegian branch at the institute. The programme will […]

Serge Stroobants, IA Professors at VeCo talks to VTM, the major Flemish TV station

Serge Stroobants, Professor of International Affairs at the Vesalius College, has been invited to speak on VTM Nieuws, the major Flemish TV station. He talked about Trump’s decision to attack the air base in Syria. Prof. Stroobants has expressed his opinion and presented a short analysis of the situation stressing the relation between Russia and the United […]

VeCo Professor Dr. Maria Martin de Almagro receives “Best PhD in Belgium” prize

Assistant Professor Dr. Maria Martin de Almagro has been awarded the Xavier Mabille Prize for the best PhD dissertation in Political Science defended in 2015-16 in Belgium. The dissertation, titled “(Un) Globalizing Civil Society: When the Boomerang Rebounds. Transnational Advocacy Networks and Women Groups in post-conflict Burundi and Liberia” was written under the direction of […]