Frans Alphons Maria Alting von Geusau

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Frans Alphons Maria Alting von Geusau (1969)

Frans Alphons Maria Alting von Geusau (born 26 June 1933 in Bilthoven) is a Dutch legal scholar and diplomat.[1]

He has a law degree from the University of Leiden and attended the College of Europe 1958-1959.[2] He earned a doctorate in 1962, and founded the Dutch program of youth volunteers (Jongeren Vrijwilligers Programma) the following year.

He was Professor of International Law at the University of Tilburg from 1965 to 1998.[3] He has been a visiting professor at MIT, Harvard University, the University of Cambridge and the University of Michigan.

He was also an advisor on international law and diplomat for the Dutch government. He was Vice President of the European Cultural Foundation from 1984 to 1992, and has been active within Aid to the Church in Need.


  • Economic relations after the Kennedy Round. 1969
  • The Lome convention and a new international economic order. 1969
  • The Future of the international monetary system. 1970
  • European perspectives on world order. 1975
  • Uncertain détente. 1979‎
  • The Pacific Rim and the Western world: strategic, economic, and cultural perspectives. 1987
  • Beyond containment and division : Western cooperation from a post-totalitarian perspective. 1992
  • Realism and moralism in international relations: essays in honor of Frans A.M. Alting von Geusau. 1998
  • Cultural Diplomacy: waging war by other means? 2009
  • The Illusions of Détente. 2009
  • Western Cooperation. Origins and History. 2009
  • European Unification into the Twenty First Century: Fading, Failing, Fragile? 2012


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  2. ^ Dieter Mahncke, Léonce Bekemans, Robert Picht, The College of Europe. Fifty years of service to Europe, College of Europe, Bruges, 1999. ISBN 9080498319
  3. ^ H. Beukers: Album Scholasticum academiae lugduno-batavae MCMLXXV-MCMLXXXIX. (1975-1989), Leids Universiteits-Fonds, Leiden, 1991