What Trump is doing is very dangerous…

Prof. Dr. Kim Van der Borght, Chair Asia-Pacific Studies of the BDA, recently gave an interview to CCTV about President Trump’s action on trade. According to Van der Borght, Trump’s action on trade is very dangerous, both for the United States and the world community, Trump is attacking the multilateral trading system in a way …

Importance of Economic Diplomacy recognised in appointment of new VUB Fellow Claire Tillekaerts

Claire Tillekaerts, CEO of Flanders Investment and Trade (FIT), today became a VUB Fellow at a ceremony at the Concert Noble in Brussels. Tillekaerts was nominated by the Brussels Diplomatic Academy of the VUB (BDA), in honour of her contribution to Economic Diplomacy. Under her leadership and internationalisation strategy, FIT has become a highly respected …

Don’t miss the BDA/Dentons Roundtable on Merger Control Rules

The purpose of this Roundtable is to discuss the latest developments on merger control rules in the international legal landscape. In particular, a keynote speech will be given by Mr. Jacques Steenbergen, followed by presentations by members of the Dentons Brussels and Amsterdam office on merger control rules and recent developments in their jurisdiction. Mr. …

Apply now for a BDA Postgraduate Programme!

Do you have an interest in economic diplomacy or international business, or even both? The Brussels Diplomatic Academy postgraduate programmes provide education and training in all of them. Our specialised curricula have been developed by those who have worked in these fields and who understand the importance of a good academic and practical educational background. …

BDA Expert: No ‘effective measures’ available on Iran

Prof. Dr. Kim Van der Borght, BDA Chair of Asia-Pacific Studies, has described how companies are starting to withdraw from doing business with Iran or are postponing their activities, following the US decision to withdraw from the JCPOA. According to Van der Borght, these actions reflect the reality that there are no effective measures available …

Chair Asia-Pacific Studies Established at the Brussels Diplomatic Academy

The Brussels Diplomatic Academy (BDA) has established a Chair Asia-Pacific Studies, sponsored by the Aviation-Education Foundation. The Chair, established in March 2018, was created to enhance the understanding of developments in the Asia-Pacific region and to promote collaboration between Europe and countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The Chair holder is Prof. Dr. Kim Van der …