Ghent Institute for International Studies (GIIS)

Ghent Institute for International Studies (GIIS) is one of the five research units of the Department of Political Science of Ghent University. It is the foremost academic center of education and scholarship in international affairs in Flanders (Belgium)

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Goedele De Keersmaeker op Zuidcafé
Wednesday 6 September 2017
Bij militaire interventies spelen vaak diverse belangen een rol : economische, geo-politieke, mensenrechten,.... Maar moet je vanuit een pacifistisch standpunt altijd elke militaire interventie afwijzen ? Of zijn er humanitaire omstandigheden waarbij je niet anders kan dan toch militair optreden ? En zo ja, met welk mandaat, binnen welke krijtlijnen ? En welke instantie beslist hierover? Een boeiende discussie, ook in het kader van het takendebat van het Belgisch leger en de hiermee gepaard gaande aankoop van nieuwe gevechtsvliegtuigen.


GIIS is hiring: Assistant
Friday 23 June 2017
Ghent University is a world of its own. Employing more than 8,000 people, it is actively involved in education and research, management and administration, and technical and social services on a daily basis. It is one of the largest, most exciting employers in the area and offers great career opportunities. With each of its 11 faculties and more than 100 departments offering state-of-the-art study programmes that are grounded in research in a wide range of academic fields, Ghent University is a logical choice for its employees as well as its students.


Dries Lesage co-writes advice on Belgian implementation of SDG's
Friday 9 June 2017
As chair of the Working Group international relations of the federal council for sustainable development (FDRO), Prof. Dries lesage cowrote an advice from civil society to the Belgian government. The advice concerns the Belgian draft report on the execution of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations in Belgium. The report wil be presented at a UN-conference in New York.


Mohammed Alsaftawi defends Phd
Thursday 27 April 2017
On 26 April, Mohammed Alsaftawi succesfully defended his Phd.


Rui Zhang defends Phd
Thursday 27 April 2017
On 30 March, Rui Zhang succesfully defended his Phd.


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