Multiple speaches from our members


Events in Development

Pr. Riccardo Petrella

Official Opening Session 2008-2009

The Global economic system in Crisis : the traps of Globalization“, speech delivered by Riccardo Petrella : Professor and lecturer in the Catholic University of Louvain-La-Neuve (UCL) where he taught mostly “Globalization of the economy”; professor in the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), University of Liège (Ulg) and College of Europe. From December 1978 to 1994, he led the FAST “Forecasting and Assessment in Science & Technology” to the European Commission of the European Community. Initiator of the “Lisbon Group“; since 1997 with “Le Manifeste de l’eau” he fonded and he is the Secretry General of the “International Committee for a World Water Contract” chaired by Mario Soares.

Pr. Jean-Pascal van Ypersele

Academic Year 2008-2009

Climate Change: double injustice for Developing Countries“, speech delivered by Jean-Pascal van Ypersele: Vice-Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and participates as scientific adviser to the United Nations conferences on climate issues. He Teaches climatology and environmental sciences and directs the Master programme in Science and Management of the Environement at the Catholic University of Louvain-La-Neuve (UCL). Since 1993, he is a member of he Belgian Federal Council for sustainable Development and he chairs its Workin Group on Energy and Climate. Nobel Peace Prize 2007.

His Excellency Charles Michel

Graduation Ceremony 2008-2009

Les nouvelles perspectives de la cooperaton au développement“, speech delvered by his Excellency Charles Miche : Belgian Minister of Development Coopertion. “Access to Energy, a competitive advantage the world stage“, spech deliverd by Dirk Beeuwsaert : CEO of GDF SUEZ International Energy Division and executive President in charge of the Energy Europe & International business line. GDF SUEZ Deputy Director and member of the Management committee. 

His Excellency Jan Pronk

Official Opening Session 2009-2010

Development and Peace: lesson from experience“, speech deliverded by his excellency Jan Pronk: Former Dutch Minister of Development Cooperation & Environment, Former Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations in Sudan.

Events in Politics

Pr. Robert Kagan

Official Opening Session 2007-2008

“ The Return of History And The End of Dreams ”: Speech delivered by Robert Kagan (Senior associate with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace & co-founder of the Project for the New American Century). Discussion introduced by Simon Lunn (Secretary General of Nato Parliamentary Assembly).


His Excellency Dmitry Olegovich Rogozin

Official Opening Session 2008-2009

La Russie et l’Occident: l’Otan et l’Union Européenne“, speech delivered by Dmitry Olegovitch Rogozin: Ambassador Extrodinary & Plenipotentiary of Russia. In 2008, he became Russia’s ambassador to NATO. He was a leader of Rodina (Motherland) and parliamentay  Rodina’s Duma group of the Russian Federation.

His Excellency Sylvestre Ntibntungaya

Official Opening Session 2009-2010

The Governance & Development Challenges in the Great Lakes Region: the case of Burundi, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo“: speech delivered by his Excellency Sylvestre Ntibantunganya (former president of Burundi & member of Senate) and Theodore Trefon (Scientific Manager of Royal Museum for Central Africa-Tervuren).

Dr. Srgjan Kerim

Graduation Ceremony 2010

The role of the UN General Assembly and its President in conflct prevention and solution“, speech delivered by Dr Srgjan Kerim : President of the 62nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly. Discussion introduced by his excellency Michel Adam : Honorary Ambassador & President of APNU “Association pour les Nations Unies” (United Nations Association).