The BDA Guest Lectures 18/19 are about to start!

The first three lectures will address issues of EU Trade Diplomacy, EU Industrial Renaissance and EU Economic Security. Andrea Mogni will draw on his knowledge and expertise from working at the European Institutions and providing advice as a senior consultant to private and public bodies, including the European External Action Service and various Chambers of …

China’s White Paper offers hope for multilateralism

BDA Chair in Asia-Pacific Studies, Prof. Dr. Kim Van der Borght has discussed the contents of China’s White Paper on China-US Trade friction in a piece in Bangladesh’s leading English-language newspaper, the Daily Star. In this piece, which is part of the Chair’s engagement in constructive public dialogue, he provides a view on how to …

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 …

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 …

Last chance to apply 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. …

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. …

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 …

Executive Training: Sanctions and Export Control

29th – 31st of May 2018 Protect yourself and your company! Do you export products or software? Do you really know where they end up and who will use them? Are there any US nationals involved in your transactions? Can your valves be used in nuclear technology? Might your luxury goods end up in North …

BDA conference hears from Obama’s former advisor: Doing more economic good for more people starts here

On the 23rd of November, the Brussels Diplomatic Academy (BDA) hosted a conference described as ‘incredible’, by Professor Steven Glickman, former economic advisor to President Barack Obama, who gave the keynote speech at De Warande club in Brussels.   Glickman was speaking at the event on Securing our Economic Prosperity, organised by the BDA which …

Securing Our Economic Prosperity – Obama’s advisor to speak at BDA Conference

On the 23rd of November, participants at the Brussels Diplomatic Academy conference on Securing Our Prosperity, will hear from former economic advisor to US President Barack Obama – Professor Steve Glickman of Georgetown University. Ms. Anick Van Calster, Director General for Bilateral Affairs at Belgian Foreign Affairs and Prof. Dr. Emmanuel Dhyne of the National …

Register now! Distinguished Lecture Series with Johan Verbeke

Johan Verbeke, Director General of the Egmont Institute and former Ambassador of Belgium to the UK and the US, is giving a series of lectures on Diplomacy and International Relations for the Brussels Diplomatic Academy and the Institute of European Studies of the VUB. Over the six lectures, the first of which is on the …