Dries Lesage in Nieuwsuur over terugtrekking VS
Tuesday 8 October 2019;
Dries Lesage was op 7 Oktober te gast in Nieuwsuur om toelichting te geven bij de terugtrekking van de VS uit het noord-oosten van Syrië.

Two guest speakers in global energy politics
Friday 15 March 2019;
Prof. dr. Thijs Van De Graaf has invited Dr. Christian Downie and Dr. Jeff Colgan for two guest lectures.

Interview between Dr. Fatih Birol and Prof. Thijs Van de Graaf
Wednesday 6 February 2019;
GIIS-fellow Thijs Van de Graaf chaired a session with Fatih Birol, head of the International Energy Agency, during an event in Brussels on February 5th. Topics they discussed include the volatility in oil and gas markets, the energy transition and climate change, and energy policy in Belgium.

Release of report on the Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation
Friday 11 January 2019;
Today, the Global Commission on the Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation launched its report: A New World ( The Commission was convened by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in January 2018. Thijs Van de Graaf served as the lead writer of the report.

Workshop on Tax and Development: The Link between International Taxation, the Base Erosion Profit Shifting Project and the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda
Friday 21 December 2018;
The workshop will address the link between international taxation, the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project (BEPS), the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and the Medium-Term Revenue Strategy (MTRS) concept. During this day, we will also elaborate on a reference and evaluation framework for multilateral cooperation on tax and development to strengthen the revenue system of developing countries. This workshop will consist of an interdisciplinary mix of expertise in tax law, international political economy, global governance and international relations. The aim is to identify a proper framework to find out how the tax and development link can be addressed and evaluated, and how countries and governments could reinforce this link in light of the current and future initiatives in international tax law making.

Thijs Van De Graaf in TV-show "WATT" (1)
Friday 20 April 2018;
Thijs Van De Graaf participates in and presents on the Canvas-show "WATT".

Goedele De Keersmaecker: lezing aan VUB & Dries Lesage in Internationale Spectator
Friday 9 March 2018;

Thijs Van De Graaf invited for lecture at Balsillie School of International Affairs (Canada)
Monday 26 February 2018;
In this talk, Thijs Van de Graaf argues that two profound shifts in technology and markets are disrupting the oil industry and present a fundamental threat to oil rentier states.

Thijs Van de Graaf in World politics review
Thursday 12 October 2017;
This year’s Atlantic hurricane season has taken a heavy toll on the United States. After Hurricane Harvey first struck the Gulf coast in late August, Irma whirled over the Caribbean and Florida a few days later and, just last week, Maria left Puerto Rico absolutely devastated. In addition to the human suffering, the storms have strained U.S. energy infrastructure, raising serious questions about President Donald Trump’s energy policy and priorities.

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.

Benjamin Sovacool visits GIIS for a lecture and a seminar
Wednesday 22 March 2017;
On March 14, GIIS had the pleasure of welcoming Prof. Benjamin Sovacool (Sussex University). Sovacool delivered a public lecture on ‘New approaches and frontiers in energy justice’.

Xavier L.W. Liao at Taiwan's cyber security research seminar
Wednesday 1 February 2017;
On Monday 16 january, Dr. Liao took part in the research seminar: Taiwan's cyber security strategy in a changing regional context.

New book: Polarity, Balance of Power and International Relations Theory
Tuesday 20 December 2016;
Goedele De Keersmaeker published her latest book titled: Polarity, Balance of Power and International Relations Theory: Post-Cold War and the 19th Century Compared.

CPS-coproduction: "Hoe omgaan met familie van geradicaliseerde personen?"
Thursday 20 October 2016;
On 24 November 2016, em. prof. dr. Rik Coolsaet is invited to talk at a bilingual study day on dealing with family of radicalised persons.

GIIS welcomes Anouschka van Immerseel
Wednesday 5 October 2016;
On 3 October, Anouschka van Immerseel was hired as the new doctoral assistant at GIIS.

New book: The Palgrave Handbook of the IPE of Energy
Thursday 22 September 2016;
A new handbook of the IPE of energy was just published with Palgrave Macmillan. GIIS-fellow Thijs Van de Graaf is the lead editor of the book.

Terrorism expert Martha Crenshaw receives honorary doctorate
Friday 16 September 2016;
On 15 September Ghent University awarded an honorary doctorate to professor Martha Crenshaw, pionier in terrorism studies.

Rik Coolsaet panelist at ICSR conference
Thursday 28 July 2016;
on 28 and 29 July, Rik Coolsaet was invited as a panelist at the ICSR Conference in King's College London.

Wouter Lips at 24th IPSA world congress
Thursday 28 July 2016;
On 25 july, Wouter Lips presented at the 24th IPSA World Congress

GIIS is hiring
Saturday 16 July 2016;
GIIS is looking for a full-time post-doctoral assistant

New book: Rising Powers and Economic Crisis in the Euro Area
Wednesday 29 June 2016;
Rising Powers and Economic Crisis in the Euro Area: New book authored by Mattias Vermeiren and Ferdi De Ville. Published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Phd defense Tim Haesebrouck
Wednesday 29 June 2016;
On 28 June 2016, Tim Haesebrouck succesfully defended his PhD Thesis 'EU memeber states participation in military operations'

Dries Lesage at study day province West-Flanders
Friday 10 June 2016;
Dries Lesage will give introduction to seminar on local sustainable policy from a global perspective

Rik Coolsaet guest at inspiration meeting on recent terrorism acts
Saturday 4 June 2016;
On 2 June 2016, Rik Coolsaet was invited to an inspiration meeting on recent terrorism acts by Vlaams-Brabant Governor Lodewijk De Witte.

Phd defense Xavier LW Liao
Friday 27 May 2016;
on 27 May 2016, Xavier LW Liao has succesfully defended his PhD Thesis.

Monday 23 May 2016;
On March 14, GIIS had the pleasure of welcoming Prof. Benjamin Sovacool (Sussex University).

New vacancies at GIIS
Friday 20 May 2016;
GIIS is hiring a full-time assistant and doctor-assistant in the area of international security policy

Lectures by Rik Coolsaet
Rik Coolsaet presents his findings on radicalisation and jihadism on 25 and 31 May

Vacancy at GIIS: PhD Fellowship
Monday 26 October 2015;
Looking for a challenging job in an academic environment? GIIS is hiring a new full-time, fully-funded PhD student to carry out a research project on fossil fuel subsidy reform and carbon divestment.

Peter Debaere at Johns Hopkins University
From 22 October to 23 November, Peter Debaere stays at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington DC.

Francqui lectures
Thursday 8 October 2015;
Philippe Le Prestre (Laval University, Canada) will give two lectures on global environmental governance at Ghent University.

GIIS welcomes visiting scholar dr. Aram Terzyan
Friday 4 September 2015;
Aram Terzyan joins GIIS as a visiting postdoctoral fellow with an Erasmus Mundus scholarship

Sven Biscop receives Honorary Fellowship from ESDC
Tuesday 14 July 2015;
Prof. Dr. Sven Biscop receives an Honorary Fellowship from the European Security and Defence College

Conference "The International Effects of EMU and the Sovereign Debt Crisis"
Tuesday 17 February 2015;
Mattias Vermeiren was invited to talk at the conference on the international effects of the EMU crisis, organized by the College of Europe in Bruges.

GIIS to coordinate an FWO Scientific Research Network (WOG)
Thursday 11 December 2014;
GIIS has been granted an FWO Scientific Research Network (WOG) on "Complexity and Fragmentation in Global Governance" (2015-2020).

Seminar "Multinational corporations in a geopolitically dynamic world"
GIIS coorganizes a seminar on "Business Diplomacy" to take place at the Egmont Palace in Brussels on 12 December 2014.

PhD defense Sacha Dierckx
On November 14th, GIIS fellow Sacha Dierckx successfully defended his doctoral thesis on capital controls in China, India and Brazil.

PhD defense Goedele De Keersmaeker
On November 19th, GIIS fellow Goedele De Keersmaeker successfully defended her doctoral thesis on 'polarity' as a key concept in international relations.

Research stay Mattias Vermeiren
Tuesday 25 November 2014;
From November 24 to December 20 Mattias Vermeiren will be on a research stay at the Goethe University of Frankfurt.

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

Seminar on G20 and development
On 2 December, GIIS co-organizes a seminar on the G20 Seoul Development Consensus in convention centre 'Het Pand' in Ghent.

New book "Power and Imbalances in the Global Monetary System"
Wednesday 5 November 2014;
Mattias Vermeiren's new book "Power and Imbalances in the Global Monetary System: A Comparative Capitalism Perspective" is now published and available with Palgrave Macmillan.

Lecture series Rik Coolsaet
Tuesday 4 November 2014;
Prof. Rik Coolsaet gives three introductory lectures in the casino in Koksijde on trends and events in contemporary international politics. The three lectures focus respectively on power, globalization and terrorism.

Public Lecture Series: Critical Perspectives on a Globalizing World
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.

VIRA colloquium 'EU diplomatie na Lissabon'
VIRA, Vereniging voor Internationale Relaties, werd gesticht op 22 november 1963. Ter gelegenheid van deze vijftigste verjaardag vindt op maandag 25 november 2013 om 14u30 in de Congreszaal van het Federaal Parlement, Leuvenseweg 21, 1000 Brussel een colloquium plaats met als thema : DE EUROPESE DIPLOMATIE NA LISSABON: VERWEZENLIJKINGEN, HINDERNISSEN EN PERSPECTIEVEN