Kickoff conference for the European Peace & Security Studies Lecture Series ‘Peacebuilding and Peacekeeping: Rethinking Paradigms, Institutional Aspects and Impacts on the Ground’

Vesalius College is pleased to invite you to the evening guest lecture ‘Peacebuilding and Peacekeeping: Rethinking Paradigms, Institutional Aspects and Impacts on the Ground.’

Date: 14 September (Wed), 2016
Time: 6pm – 7:30pm (followed by a light reception)
Location: Vesalius College, Pleinlaan 5, 1050 Brussels

The EPSS Lecture Series 2016 is open to the public and free of charge, but registration is required as seating is limited.




Speakers’ Bios

Prof. Hylke DijkstraProf. Hylke Dijkstra, is an Assistant Professor (with tenure) at the Department of Political Science of Maastricht University, The Netherlands. He was previously a Marie Curie Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Relations of the University of Oxford, where he was also affiliated to Nuffield College. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Contemporary Security Policy. Hylke Dijkstra holds a PhD in Political Science (cum laude) from Maastricht University. He read Contemporary European Studies (MPhil) in Cambridge and European Studies (BA) and Economics (BSc) in Maastricht. During his studies, he spent short periods at Yale University, the Corvinus University of Budapest and Stockholm University. He worked for the Dutch EU Presidency at the Permanent Mission to the UN in New York and DG Enlargement of the European Commission.

Prof. Joachim A. Koops
 is Dean of Vesalius College, and Research Professor at the Dr. Dean KoopsInstitute for European Studies of the Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB). Areas of Research: Crisis management, peacekeeping and peacebuilding (including the Responsibility to Protect / Rebuild), the European Union as an international actor and ‘Integrative Power’, the theory and practice of (effective) multilateralism and global governance.


Prof. Ulrich SchneckenerProf. Ulrich Schneckener is Professor of International Relations and Peace & Conflict Studies at the University of Osnabrück, Germany, currently Senior Fellow at the Centre for Global Cooperation Research of the University of Duisburg-Essen, and Chairman of the Executive Board of the German Foundation for Peace Research. Areas of Research: International conflict management, fragile states, state- and peace-building, and the role of non-state armed actors.