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Andrew A. Michta, Ph.D.

Dean
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Andrew A. Michta holds a Ph.D. in international relations from the Johns Hopkins University. His areas of expertise are international security, NATO, and European politics and security, with a special focus on Central Europe and the Baltic States.

Prior to coming to the Marshall Center he was Professor of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College, an Adjunct Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (Europe Program) and an affiliate of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University.  From 1988-2015 he was the M.W. Buckman Distinguished Professor of International Studies at Rhodes College.  From 2013-14, he was a Senior Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis in Washington, D.C. where he focused on defense programming. From 2011–13, he was a Senior Tran...

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Ralph R. "Rick" Steinke

Associate Dean of Marshall Center's College of International and Security Studies

Ralph R. "Rick" Steinke is the Associate Dean of Marshall Center's College of International and Security Studies, where he is responsible for College management, including operations, planning, personnel, course development and evaluations, international engagement and administration, as well as the Dean’s principal advisor on strategic direction. He also serves as the Marshall Center co-lead in working with the government of Ukraine on democratic control of the Armed Forces, civil-military relations and reforms.

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Sven Bernhard Gareis, Ph.D

Deputy Dean (German)
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Sven Bernhard Gareis became German deputy dean at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in May 2011.  Prior to this assignment he was deputy head of the faculty of humanities and social sciences at the Fuehrungsakademie der Bundeswehr (German Armed Forcers General Staff College) in Hamburg for five years.

Since 2007 he has been teaching as a professor of political science at the Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet in Muenster/North Rhine-Westphalia. As a visiting professor he taught at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and at the Tamkang University in Taipei/Taiwan.

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Dr. John L. Clarke

Director of Studies, Seminar on Transatlantic Civil Security
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Dr. John L. Clarke is professor of leadership, management and defense planning at the Marshall Center in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. He is also director of studies for the Seminar on Transatlantic Civil Security.

Dr. Clarke is recognized as a leading expert on the role of military forces in homeland security and homeland defense issues. He has developed and taught numerous courses on homeland security, crisis management, and stability operations, as well as developing scenario-based exercises and simulations. He recently led a major research project on European Approaches to Homeland Security. Most recently, he published a book, "Armies in Homeland Security: American and European Perspectives."

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Pál Dunay

Professor of NATO and European Security Issues
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Pál Dunay received an LL.M in Law and Political Science from the Loránd Eötvös University Budapest in 1982, a so-called Dr. Universitatis degree in Public International Law in 1991 from the same university and a Ph.D. in international relations from the Budapest University of Economics in 2001 each with “summa cum laude.” He has submitted his habilitation at the Lorand Eötvös University in June 2015.

Between 1982 and 1996, he was post-graduate student, assistant and associate professor at the International Law Department of Lorand Eötvös University. In 1989-90 he was legal advisor of the Hungarian Delegation to the Conventional Forces in Europe talks, whereas in 1992, he held the same function at the Open Skies negotiations.

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Special Agent John Fencsak

Professor of National Security Studies
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Special Agent John Fencsak serves as the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service Chair and Professor of National Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies’ College of International and Security Studies.

Fencsak is a distinguished military graduate of the University of Oregon’s Reserve Officers' Training Corps program and was commissioned as a regular Army Officer in 1987.  He served as an airborne, air assault and ranger- qualified Military Intelligence Officer with the 7

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Colonel Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Geuckler (German Army)

Prior to joining the George C. Marshall Center in September 2015, Col. Andreas Geuckler worked for the German Federal Intelligence Service in Munich and Berlin for 18 years, where he held various positions including as head of department and, for the last seven years, as group leader.

During that time, he was responsible for reporting relevant information regarding defense industries and defense technologies to appropriate government departments and offices. In his reports he also dealt with terrorist weaponry and the whole spectrum of cyber threats and their specific political, economic and military implications.

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Gregory Gleason, Ph.D.

Professor of Eurasian Security Studies
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Gregory Gleason is a professor of Eurasian Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.

Before joining the Marshall Center in 2007, Gleason taught courses in international relations at the State University of New York and later at the University of Miami before joining the political science faculty of the University of New Mexico. While at the University of New Mexico Gleason taught political science, public administration, and economics, focusing on state-to-state relations and policy modernization with a geographical emphasis on the countries of Eurasia.

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Dr. Carolyn A. Haggis

Director, Program on Applied Security Studies and Professor of Transnational Security Studies
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Dr. Carolyn Haggis is the Director of the Program on Applied Security Studies (PASS) and a Professor of Transnational Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. Dr. Haggis joined the Marshall Center in January 2015. She is also a member of the teaching faculty for the Program on Terrorism Security Studies (PTSS).

Prior to joining the Marshall Center, Dr. Haggis was an Assistant Professor of Regional Peace and Security Initiatives at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, a sister center to the Marshall Center located in Washington, D.C.. During her four years at the Africa Center, Dr. Haggis’ programs and research focused on the effective operationalization of the African peace and security architecture and supporting multilateral efforts to address Africa’s security challenges. She also ran the Africa Center’s area studies program for U.S. government employees.

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Lt. Col. (GS) Andreas Hellwig

Military Professor, Deputy Course Director for the Program in Applied Security Studies
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Lt. Col. Andreas Hellwig is a military professor and Deputy Course Director for the Program in Applied Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. He joined the George C. Marshall Center in fall of 2011.

Colonel Hellwig earned his master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the German Armed Forces University in Munich, Germany. Following that, he attended the U.S. Army Aviation School in Ft. Rucker, AL, and conducted his initial weapons training at Ahlhorn AB, Germany. His first assignment was as a helicopter pilot at Air Transport Wing 61 Landsberg AB, Germany. Colonel Hellwig flew the UH 1D in the air transport and search and rescue role, and also served as a maintenance pilot and an instructor pilot. He has a total of 3,800 flying hours.

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Dr. Graeme P. Herd

Professor of Transnational Security Studies
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Dr. Graeme P. Herd is Professor of Transnational Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, which he joined in January 2015, and fully involved in its extensive resident and outreach activities. 

Before joining the GCMC Graeme Herd was a Professor of International Relations and founding Director of the School of Government, and Associate Dean, Faculty of Business, University of Plymouth, UK (2013-14), where he set up the ‘Centre for Seapower and Strategy’ at the Britannia Royal Naval Academy, Dartmouth. During his doctoral studies on seventeenth century Russian military and diplomatic history he studied at the Institute of Soviet/Russian History, Soviet/Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow as a British Council Scholar, 1991-1992. He has an MA in History-Classical Studies University...

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Commander Dipl. Ing. Andreas Hildenbrand

Professor
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Commander Hildenbrand is a professor at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. He has been the deputy director of the Program in Advanced Security Studies, the center's largest and most comprehensive resident program, for several years.

His main focus of professional experience is European Security and Defense Policy as well as modern leadership. He is a member of the Educators Working Group and the Regional Stability in the Greater Black Sea Area Working Group of the PfP Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes.

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James Howcroft

Director, Program on Terrorism and Security Studies
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

James Howcroft serves as the Director of the Program on Terrorism and Security Studies. Professor Howcroft retired as a Colonel after 30 years as an Intelligence Officer in the United States Marine Corps. He served in a wide range of Marine Corps tactical and operational intelligence billets, from Infantry Battalion up to the Marine Expeditionary Force level. His combat tours include duty with the 2nd Marine Division in Operation Desert Storm and tours of duty as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence (G2) with both the 1st Marine Division and then the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force...

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Colonel John H. Knightstep

Deputy Director of the Seminar on Regional Security Studies
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Currently, serves as a Military Professor, Deputy Course Director for the Seminar on Regional Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. He arrived at the center in July of 2015.

Colonel Knightstep enlisted into the Army in 1985 as an Infantryman serving with the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment and 2nd Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne. During his service with 2

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Dr. Tibor Kozma

Professor of Transnational Security Studies
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Dr. Kozma started his police career in 1991 in Hungary. From 1994-1995, he conducted his police studies at the l'École Supérieure des Officiers de Paix in Nice, France. In 1997, he graduated from the Hungarian National Police Academy as a First Lieutenant. In 1997, he was assigned to a commanding police position in Debrecen, Hungary. In his police career, he has served in various mid-level leadership positions at the Debrecen Police Station and at the Hajdu-Bihar Police Headquarters.

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Lt. Col. Christopher A Kreiler

Deputy Director, Program on Applied Security Studies (PASS)
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Lt. Col. Chris Kreiler is the Deputy Director of the Program on Applied Security Studies (PASS) and joined the George C. Marshall Center in the summer of 2017.

He received his commission through Officer Candidate School (OCS) in January 2001 and served as both a Signal Corps and Military Intelligence officer before entering the Foreign Area Officer program in 2010.

His assignments have included the 35th Signal Brigade and 503

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Jörg Kunze

Colonel (GS) Diplom-Ingenieur

Colonel Jörg Kunze is a military professional and executive course director for the Seminar on Regional Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. He arrived at the center in September of 2014.

Born in Bremen, Germany, Colonel Kunze is a General Staff Officer of the Luftwaffe.

Before his assignment at the Marshall Center, he was a director of the International General Staff Course at the German Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Hamburg. In his capacity, he instructed international Air Force Staff Officers of at least 14 different non-NATO nations in advanced leadership skills and aerial warfare.

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Sam Mullins, Ph.D.

Professor of Counterterrorism
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Dr. Sam Mullins is a Professor of Counterterrorism and the Academic Advisor for the Senior Executive Seminar at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. He arrived at the Marshall Center in October 2012 from the Centre for Transnational Crime Prevention (CTCP) at the University of Wollongong in Australia, where he is an honorary fellow.

Dr. Mullins has presented his work at numerous international conferences around the globe and has delivered professional training seminars at the senior level for a variety of government agencies including the FBI, the Australian Federal Police, the Chinese Ministry of Public Security, the Australian Attorney General’s Department, the Serbian Ministry of Defence and the Indonesian National Armed Forces, among others. He has been lecturing on terrorism and counter-terrorism since 2009, primarily for international military, intelligence, law enforcement and security professionals, and has als...

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Dr. Matthew Rhodes

Professor of National Security Studies
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Dr. Matthew Rhodes is a professor of national security studies at the Marshall Center.  He arrived at the center in 2003. His principle interests include U.S. foreign and security policy, transatlantic relations, and Central and Southeast European security issues.

Dr. Rhodes previously served as assistant professor of strategy and international security at the U.S. Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama from 1999-2003; assistant professor in the department of political science at Central College, Pella, Iowa from 1998-1999; and Jan Hus Foundation Academic Mentor in the department of politics and European studies at Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic from 1997-1998.

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Dr. Ralf Roloff

Senior German Professor
Director Master in International Security Studies (MISS) Director European Security Seminar (ESS)

George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Dr. Ralf Roloff is the Senior German Professor (since 2003) at the College of International Security Studies at the Marshall Center in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. He is also the Director of Master in International Security Studies Program (since 2010) and Professor (apl), Universität der Bundeswehr München (since 2015).

Background:

  • Associate Professor, Universität der Bundeswehr München (2011-2015)

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Colonel Gottfried Salchner

Austrian faculty chair and deputy director of the Program in Cyber Security Studies

Colonel Salchner has been at the Marshall Center since March 2012. He is the Austrian faculty chair and Deputy Director on Cyber Security Studies, his main focus in teaching is “strategic communication”.

Colonel Salchner became his first appointments abroad in Cyprus (UNFICYP) as unit commander and, than, senior logistics officer, responsible for training Hungarian soldiers during their first UN-Mission. He served as spokesperson in Austria and as spokesperson to General M. Valentan (FR) and, than, to General F. Mini (IT), both commanders of Kosovo Forces. Posted to the Ministry of Defence Colonel Salchner became the Adjutant to Austrian Secretaries of Defense Guenther Platter and, subsequent, to Norbert Darabos. In the United States he was the deputy defense, military and air force attaché ...

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Lieutenant Colonel (GS) Michael Schätzlein

Military Professor, Deputy Program Director in the College of International and Security Studies
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Lieutenant Colonel Michael Schätzlein is a military professor and Deputy Program Director in the College of International and Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. He joined the George C. Marshall Center in spring of 2017.

Born in Ansbach, Germany, Lieutenant Colonel Schätzlein is a General Staff Officer of the Army.

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Colonel (GS) Carsten Treder

Military Professor, Deputy Director, Program on Applied Security Studies (PASS)
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Colonel Carsten Treder is a military professor and the Deputy Director of the Program on Applied Security Studies (PASS). He joined the George C. Marshall Center in spring of 2017.

Colonel (GS) Carsten Treder was born in Hannover in 1961 and grew up in Wunstorf and Wildeshausen. Upon his High School graduation in 1983, COL (GS) Treder joined the Bundeswehr.

Upon completion of his officers’ training and the studies of Economics and Organizational Science at the Bundeswehr University in Hamburg, as well as various assignments in the Army Aviation Corps, COL (GS) Treder attended the 39th Command and General Staff Officers’ Course at the Bundeswehr’s Command & Staff College in Hamburg from 1996 to 1998.

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Colonel James Turner

Director, Central Asia Program
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Colonel James Turner serves as the Director of the Central Asia Program, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. He arrived at the Marshal Center in July 2017.

His previous assignments include as the Course Director for the U.S. Air Force Wing Commander Seminar at Maxwell Air Force Base in Al.; Deputy Commander of the 39th Mission Support Group in Incirlik Air Base Turkey; Chief of Force and Family Readiness and Contingency and Readiness Officer at Headquarters of the United States European Command (USEUCOM); J1 Director, Special Operations Command Africa; and, Commander, 39th Force Support Squadron, Incirlik AB, Turkey, as well as other base level personnel assignments.

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Joseph Vann

Professor of Transnational Security Studies
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Professor Vann is a Professor of Transnational Security Studies and director of the Marshall Center’s Program on Countering Transnational Organized Crime.  Professor Vann’s expertise lies in addressing transnational security challenges, developing national security strategies, and other strategy approaches to solving national security threats. He has more than 31 years of government service with more than five years association with the Marshall Center. Professor Vann has been a member of the teaching faculty for the Program on Terrorism Security Studies, the Program on Applied Secur...

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Sebastian von Münchow, Ph.D.

Lecturer of Security Studies and International/European Law
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Dr. Sebastian von Münchow is a lecturer of security studies and international/European law at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. He arrived in August 2012.

Dr. von Münchow studied law at the Free University of Berlin, the Université de Lausanne and the Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel. After receiving the Masters of Law, he took the Berlin bar exam.

He earned his doctorate in international relations from the University of Vienna. His thesis focused on the United Nation mission in Cambodia as a case study for multilateral engagements in post conflict peace-building.

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Dr. Petra Weyland

Professor of Middle Eastern Affairs
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Dr. Petra Weyland has been a professor of Middle Eastern affairs at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies since 2003.  Her expertise is in Islam/Islamism; political, social and cultural aspects of transformation in the Middle East; Islam and the West; the peace process in the Middle East; civil-military cooperation; peace support operations; and intercultural dialogue.

Prior to the Marshall Center, Dr. Weyland was a professor at the German Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Hamburg, from 1993-2003.

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James Kenneth Wither

Professor of National Security Studies
Director Senior Fellowship Programs
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Professor James Wither has been a faculty member at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies since 2000. He is Professor of National Security Studies and Director of Senior Fellows Programs. Since 2008, he has also been a member of the teaching faculty of the Program in Terrorism and Security Studies.

Professor Wither holds an MSc in strategic studies from the University of Wales, a master’s in business administration from the Open University, UK, a BA (Hons) in history from Kings College, University of London and a postgraduate diploma in further and higher education, from Garnett College, University of London. He also completed the Basic and Advanced Negotiation Workshops at Harvard University Law School.

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Valbona Zeneli, Ph.D.

Professor of National Security Studies
Director, Black Sea and Eurasia Program
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Dr. Zeneli joined the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in August 2011 as a professor of national security studies. She is also the Black Sea and Eurasia program director, overseeing the Marshall Center’s outreach activities in this region. Previously she also served as deputy director for the Central and Southeast Europe program.

Valbona Zeneli is member of the teaching faculty for the Program in Applied Security Studies (PASS), the Program on Countering Narcotics and Illicit Trafficking (CNIT), the Program on Cyber Security Studies (PCSS), the Senior Executive Seminar (SES), and the Seminar on Regional Security (SRS).  She is also involved with Partnership for Peace Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes as a member of the working group on Southeast Europe, and of the security sector reform working group.

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Igor Zevelev

Professor of National Security Studies
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Igor Zevelev serves as a Professor of National Security Studies at George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.

He was a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Center for Security and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington in 2016-2017. He also taught at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University in 2017.

Igor Zevelev was Director of the Russia Office at the MacArthur Foundation in 2008-2016. He served as Washington Bureau Chief for the RIA Novosti News and Information Agency in 2005-2008 and Professor of Russian Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in 2000-2005.