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Marshall Center alumni, FBI team share evidence, prosecution tools with PTSS 15-7
Aug 3rd 2015
Marshall Center alumni, FBI team share evidence, prosecution tools with PTSS 15-7

Special Agents Thomas F. O’Connor and Jean K O’Connor, both with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, talk to participants after their presentation on Evidence and Prosecution to 75 Program on Terrorism and Security Studies 15-7 participants from 51 countries July [ ... ]

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Marshall Center Professor presents ‘Talking to Terrorist’ at PTSS 15-7, Kosovo MFA members
Jul 31st 2015
Marshall Center Professor presents ‘Talking to Terrorist’ at PTSS 15-7, Kosovo MFA members

James Wither, professor of National Security Studies, discusses what to talk about in his presentation Talking to Terrorist to 75 Program on Terrorism and Security Studies 15-7 participants from 51 countries and six members of the Kosovo Ministry of Foreign Affairs July 31 at the George C. Marshall [ ... ]

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First Language for Diplomacy participants learn Transatlantic Security Relations
Jul 30th 2015
First Language for Diplomacy participants learn Transatlantic Security Relations

Dr. Matt Rhodes, professor of National Security Studies and director of Central and South Eastern Europe, presents Transatlantic Security Relations to six members of the Kosovo Ministry of Foreign Affairs during the first Language for Diplomacy Workshop at the George C. Marshall European Center [ ... ]

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Partnership for Peace Consortium’s Combating Terrorism Working Group Leads Seminar on Foreign Terror...
Jul 29th 2015
Partnership for Peace Consortium’s Combating Terrorism Working Group Leads Seminar on Foreign Terrorist Fighters

Dr. Alex Schmid, director of the Vienna-based Terrorism Research Initiative, shares recent findings regarding foreign fighters, how they're recruited and where they come from during a plenary session of the Partnership for Peace Partnership Consortium (PfPC) Combating Terrorism Working Group (CTWG) [ ... ]

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NATO experts design new English teaching course at Marshall Center’s language center
Jul 29th 2015
NATO experts design new English teaching course at Marshall Center’s language center

Valentina Eneva (center), senior instructor at the Foreign Language Department at the Bulgarian National Military University Vasil Levski and workshop facilitator , checks on how participants Manon Meeuwsen (left), English language instructor at the Ministry of Defense Language Center in the Netherlands, [ ... ]

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Marshall Center international law expert explains legal role in combating terrorism at PTSS
Jul 28th 2015
Marshall Center international law expert explains legal role in combating terrorism at PTSS

Dean L. Dwigans, the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies’ deputy director and chief of operations for Non-Resident Programs, explains Counterterrorism and the Law to 75 participants from 51 countries attending the Program in
Terrorism and Security Studies July 27 at the Marshall [ ... ]

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Marshall Center library’s newest donation showcases maritime piracy
Jul 27th 2015
Marshall Center library’s newest donation showcases maritime piracy

Portuguese Marinha (Navy) Lt. Estela Parreira (left), head of the English Language Department at the School of Naval Technologies in Lisbon, presents “The World of Maritime Piracy: The Last Two Decades” to Marcia Hampton, library director of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies’ [ ... ]

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European Security Studied, Discussed In Special Seminar at Marshall Center
Jul 23rd 2015
European Security Studied, Discussed In Special Seminar at Marshall Center

GARMISH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany - The George C. Marshall Center for Security Studies hosted military leaders and senior enlisted personnel from U.S. and NATO partner nations at U.S. European Command's second European Security Summit, July 22-23.  In a taped message to participats, Chairman, Joint [ ... ]

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German elementary students learn about security policy at the Marshall Center
Jul 15th 2015
German elementary students learn about security policy at the Marshall Center

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (July 15, 2015) – Dr. Ralf Roloff, senior German professor at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies,  talks about what international security policy means and what subjects are taught in this German-American educational institution to a combination [ ... ]

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Counterterrorism stresses ‘global team against a global threat’
Jul 13th 2015
Counterterrorism stresses ‘global team against a global threat’

Seventy-five participants from 51 countries start the Program on Terrorism and Security Studies July 9 at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. For more photos, visit the Marshall Center Photo Galley. (DOD photo by Karl-Heinz Wedhorn /RELEASED). By [ ... ]

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Ambassador Satterfield welcomes PTSS 15-7 participants
Jul 10th 2015
Ambassador Satterfield welcomes PTSS 15-7 participants

Ambassador David M. Satterfield, director General of the Multinational Force and Observers based in Rome, welcomes 75 participants from 51 countries of the Program on Terrorism and Security Studies July 9 at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. [ ... ]

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Program on Terrorism and Security Studies starts today
Jul 9th 2015
Program on Terrorism and Security Studies starts today

The Program on Terrorism and Security Studies starts today, July 9,  at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. For photos of the first day, visit the Marshall Center Photo Gallery. (DOD Illustration by Aryn Lockhart) GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (July 9, 2015) – The [ ... ]

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Multinational experts innovating defense education methods in partner countries
Jul 8th 2015
Multinational experts innovating defense education methods in partner countries

Croatia's Chief of Defense, General Drago Lovrić, welcomes multinational team of education experts. Seated from left to right: John Kane, PfPC Operations Director; Pavel Anastasov, Policy and Programmes Officer from the NATO International Staff’s Political Affairs and Security Policy Division. (DOD [ ... ]

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High-wire troupe thrills in Marshall Center
Jul 7th 2015
High-wire troupe thrills in Marshall Center

Geschwister Weisheit high wire troupe. For more photos, visit the Marshall Center Photo Gallery. (Photos by John Trautt) GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (July 7, 2015) – About 100 Garmisch community members 300 guests and staff of Edelweiss Lodge and Resort witnessed the German-based, Geschwister [ ... ]

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PfPC hosts 17th Annual Conference in Vienna
Jul 6th 2015
PfPC hosts 17th Annual Conference in Vienna

The Chairman of the PfPC's Senior Advisory Council U.S. Army Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Keith Dayton, director of the George C. Marshall Center for Security Studies, highlights “hybrid warfare” July 1 at the Partnership for Peace Consortium’s17th Annual Conference at the Austrian National Defense Academy [ ... ]

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Marshall Center professors conduct cyber security workshop in Uzbekistan
Jul 6th 2015
Marshall Center professors conduct cyber security workshop in Uzbekistan

Sean Costigan talks about the "Internet of Things and Unintended Consequences" at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies-Uzbekistan Cyber Security Workshop June 30 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.  (Photo by German army 1st Lt. Stefan Marks). By Darren Adams
George C. Marshall European [ ... ]

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European Parliamentarians Find Common Ground at Marshall Center to Address Threats Facing Their Nati...
Jul 6th 2015
European Parliamentarians Find Common Ground at Marshall Center to Address Threats Facing Their Nations

The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies hosts the “21st Century Transnational Security Challenges: The Role of Parliament” June 30 to July 1 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. (DOD photo by Karl-Heinz Wedhorn /RELEASED) By: James E. Brooks,
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Marshall Center training strengthens transnational civil security network
Jul 2nd 2015
Marshall Center training strengthens transnational civil security network

Indonesian Col. Rustam Effendi, an analyst with the Ministry of Defense, asks a question during the Risk Management: Performing a Threat Analysis lecture June 19 during the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies’ Seminar on Transnational Civil Security. (DOD photo by Karl-Heinz Wedhorn [ ... ]

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Educators Support Defence Capacity Building for Partners
Jul 2nd 2015
Educators Support Defence Capacity Building for Partners

Defense educators and NATO experts gathered on 28-30 June for the 4th Annual NATO Clearing House on Defense Education, held in Vienna. (DOD photo by German air force Senior Master Sgt. Mark Winkler /RELEASED) By NATO Public Affairs The Defense Education Enhancement Program (DEEP) connects senior [ ... ]

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Moldova Military Graduation has ties to Marshall Center, PfPC DEEP
Jul 1st 2015
Moldova Military Graduation has ties to Marshall Center, PfPC DEEP

Dr. Viorel Cibotaru, minister of defense for the Republic of Moldova, presents certificates to graduates of the during a ceremony held June 27 in the Triumphal Arch Square in Chisinau, Moldova. Cibotaru recently attended the Senior Leadership Seminar for Representatives of the Government of Moldova [ ... ]

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Official biography
John J. Fencsak

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 t

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