Past events

The Spiders Web: Filmscreening on Tax Havens and Financial Secrecy
Date: from Monday 12 February 2018 to Wednesday 12 December 2018

GIIS organises a screening of the movie: "The Spiders's Web: Britain's Second Empire" A film about Tax havens and Financial Secrecy.

De Rohingya-crisis Oorzaken – Mensenrechten – Internationale reacties
Date: from Thursday 30 November 2017 to Thursday 30 November 2017

Het Ghent Institute for International Studies, de Conflict Research Group en MO*Magazine nodigen u graag uit voor een gespreksavond over de Rohingya-crisis.

Na de val van het kalifaat: einde in zicht voor het jihadisme?
Date: from Wednesday 25 October 2017 to Wednesday 25 October 2017

Het Ghent Institute for International Studies en Egmont Instituut – Koninklijk Instituut voor Internationale Betrekkingen nodigen u graag uit voor een gespreksavond over het verval van de Islamitische Staat, de gevolgen hiervan en hoe het nu verder moet. Dit naar aanleiding van professor emeritus Rik Coolsaet’s nieuwste publicatie Anticipating the post-Daesh landscape (2017).

Roundtable on Turkey
Date: from Monday 22 May 2017 to Monday 22 May 2017

The future of Turkey after the 16 April referendum: Consequences for the political system and politics -Ghent University – 22 May 2017 – 14:00-16:00

Israël en Palestina voor beginners
Date: from Thursday 20 April 2017 to Thursday 4 May 2017

Lezingenreeks over Israël en Palestina. Georganiseerd door GIIS in samenwerking met broederlijk delen, Pax Christi en CIMIC Mechelen

Lecture by prof. Benjamin Sovacool-New approaches and frontiers in energy justice
Date: from Tuesday 14 March 2017 to Tuesday 14 March 2017

On 14 March at 1 pm, prof. Benjamin Sovacool (University of Sussex) will gave a lecture on new approaches and frontiers in energy justice. This lecture explores how concepts from justice and ethics can inform energy decision-making and highlight the futurity, fairness, and equity dimensions of energy production and use. It defines "energy justice" as a global energy system that fairly distributes both the benefits and costs of energy services, and one that contributes to more representative and inclusive energy decision-making. Such an assessment brings together core understandings of distributional and procedural justice alongside cosmopolitan interpretations of equity and recognitional notions of fairness. The presentation then focuses on six new frontiers or fruitful areas of future research. First is making the case for the involvement of non-Western justice theorists. Second is expanding beyond humans to look at the Rights of Nature or non-anthropocentric notions of justice. Third is focusing on cross-scalar issues of justice such as embodied emissions. Fourth is identifying business models and the co-benefits of justice. Fifth is better understanding the trade-offs within energy justice principles. Sixth is confronting utopian or falsely constructed justice discourses. The lecture argues in favour of "justice-aware" energy planning and policymaking, and it hopes that its (reconsidered) energy justice conceptual framework offers a critical tool to inform decision-making. Dr. Benjamin K. Sovacool is Professor of Energy Policy at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the School of Business, Management, and Economics of the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom, where he serves as Director of the Sussex Energy Group. Professor Sovacool works on issues pertaining to energy policy, energy security, climate change mitigation, and climate change adaptation. His publications include Energy Poverty (Oxford University Press, 2014), Global Energy Justice (Cambridge University Press, 2014).

Perspectief op een betere wereld: Colloquium naar aanleiding van het emeritaat van Prof. dr. Rik Coolsaet
Date: Thursday 15 September 2016

Colloquium naar aanleiding van het emeritaat van Prof. Dr. Rik Coolsaet Organisatie: Vakgroep Politieke Wetenschappen

Lectures on global environmental governance by Philippe Le Prestre
Date: from Tuesday 13 October 2015 to Tuesday 10 November 2015

Philippe Le Prestre (Laval University, Canada) will give two lectures on global environmental governance at Ghent University

International Francqui Professor Chair
Date: from Tuesday 6 October 2015 to Tuesday 1 March 2016

Lectures and PhD training sessions on global environmental governance by Philippe Le Prestre

Adaptive Governance in the Arctic
Date: Monday 9 March 2015

On Monday 9 March, dr. Mary Durfee from Michigan Technological University will give a lecture on the governance of the Arctic.

Seminar on "Multinational corporations in a geopolitically dynamic world: How to shape Business Diplomacy competencies in practice"
Date: Friday 12 December 2014

This expert-practitioner seminar will bring together businessmen, experts and other practitioners to deepen the understanding of how MNCS can shape Business Diplomacy competencies. Moving away from a purely shareholders approach to a stakeholders approach is a necessity in this geopolitically dynamic world. Firms will need executives with skill sets similar to those of effective diplomats. It is only by adopting a more ‘diplomatic mind set’ provided by Business Diplomacy that a company will be able to manage ever-expanding international risks, safeguard its profit-making and secure in the long haul its existence.

Seminar: "The G20 Seoul Development Consensus: Analysis, Evaluation, Legitimacy"
Date: Tuesday 2 December 2014

This seminar brings together experts to make a round-up of the G20 development work, to discuss its role in the existing global development architecture and to address the question of legitimacy.

Lecture by dr. Fahim Quadir on Southern aid providers
Date: Monday 1 December 2014

On Monday, 1 December dr. Fahim Quadir will give a lecture on the role of Southern aid providers in development cooperation.

Conference on Belgium and its foreign policy
Date: Wednesday 26 November 2014

Egmont and the publishers Van Halewyck, Lannoo and Mardaga organize a conference on the occasion of the publication of two books on Belgium and its foreign policy by Rik Coolsaet, Vincent Dujardin & Claude Roosens.

Conference "2014: from G8 to G7? The Future of the Gx System and Global Governance"
Date: from Monday 2 June 2014 to Monday 2 June 2014

GIIS co-organized the pre-G7 summit in Brussels on June 2, 2014. Theme of the conference is "2014: from G8 to G7? The Future of the Gx System and Global Governance”

Public Lecture Series: Critical Perspectives on a Globalizing World
Date: from Tuesday 18 February 2014 to Tuesday 6 May 2014

Between February and May 2014, the Ghent Centre for Global Studies is organizing a series of public lectures on ‘Critical Perspectives on a Globalizing World’, in which international scholars will offer key insights on globalization processes, allowing for a more critical and profound understanding of some of the most burning global issues of today – including the financial and economic crisis, uneven development, global governance and global justice.

Conference "Rising Powers and Multilateral Institutions"
Date: from Friday 13 September 2013 to Saturday 14 September 2013

6th conference in the WIRE series (Workshops on International Relations), which took place at the Université libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, September 13-14, 2013.

Workshop "Crisis and Change in the Global Monetary System"
Date: from Wednesday 20 March 2013 to Wednesday 20 March 2013

On March 20th 2013 the GIIS organized a workshop "Crisis and Change in the Global Monetary System." Keynote speaker and discussant was Jonathan Kirshner of Cornell University.

Lecture "Major Developments in Turkey's European, Foreign and Domestic Policy"
Date: from Monday 17 December 2012 to Monday 17 December 2012

The Centre for EU Studies, the Ghent Institute for International Studies and the Centre for Turkish Studies at Ghent University organized a lecture provided by H.E. Ambassador Selim Yenel, Permanent Delegate of Turkey to the European Union.

Seminar "Business Diplomacy: International Relations in International Business"
Date: from Friday 30 November 2012 to Friday 30 November 2012

The Clingendael Institute, in cooperation with the GIIS, University of Twente and the Municipality of The Hague, hosted a seminar on business diplomacy. The seminar took place on the 30th of November 2012 in The Hague.

Conference “Institutional Change in Intergovernmental Organizations”
Date: from Friday 27 May 2011 to Saturday 28 May 2011

2nd conference in the WIRE series (Workshops on International Relations), which took place at the Université libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, 27-28 May 2011.

Managing Non-Market Corporate Relationship Capital
Date: from Thursday 24 June 2010 to Friday 25 June 2010

Op 24-25 juni 2010 ging er in Brussel een workshop door over ‘Business Diplomacy: Managing Non-Market Corporate Relationship Capital: The Role, Function, and Competency Requirements of Business Diplomacy’

Seminar "The Future of the G8 and the G20"
Date: Monday 26 April 2010

Op 26 april 2010 the Egmont Institute and the GIIS jointly organized a seminar on the future of the G8 and the G20.