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 Ecxellency 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.