EPSS Workshop: The Art of Peace

From Friday 27 until Sunday 29 November 2015 the Global Governance Institute (GGI), in cooperation with Vesalius College Brussels, the Institute for European Studies and the Belgian Royal Military Academy will organise the European Peace & Security Studies (EPSS) Workshop.

The three-days workshop will focus on the “European Union vs Eurasia (including the conflict over Ukraine), the West vs Islam and the Israel-USA vs Palestine-Arab World”.

Venue: Pleinlaan 5, 1050 Brussels.

You can register HERE.

For further information, please contact akhatcha@globalgovernace.eu.


Prof. Dr. Johan Galtung, Norwegian sociologist, mathematician and the principal founder of the discipline of peace and conflict studies.

Galtung founded the Peace Research Institute Oslo in 1959, serving as its director until 1970, and established the Journal of Peace Research in 1964. In 1969, he was appointed to the world’s first chair in peace and conflict studies, at the University of Oslo. He resigned his professorship in 1977 and has since held professorships at several other universities; since 1993, he has been Distinguished Professor of Peace Studies at the University of Hawaii. He was awarded the Right Livelihood Award in 1987.

Galtung has developed several influential theories, such as the distinction between positive and negative peace, structural violence, theories on conflict and conflict resolution, the concept of peacebuilding and the structural theory of imperialism.

Professor Galtung is also the founder (in 2000) and rector of the TRANSCEND Peace University, the world’s first online Peace Studies University. He is also the founder and director of TRANSCEND International, a global non profit network for Peace, Development and the Environment, founded in 1993, with over 500 members in more than 70 countries around the world. As a testimony to his legacy, peace studies are now taught and researched at universities across the globe and contribute to peacemaking efforts in conflicts around the world.


VeCo/SA students: €190 for 3 days, €80 for 1 day

External students: €240 for 3 days, €90 for 1 day

Researcher/VeCo Alumni: €340 for 3 days, €130 for 1 day

External: €490 for 3 days, €190 for 1 day

The fee includes lunch and drinks.

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