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GCMC Reorganization PlanOct 16th 2014
GCMC Reorganization Plan

The George C. Marshall Center announced today its Reorganization Plan as a result of a Department of Defense directed change of mission. These changes will result in an overall net reduction of 13 Local National civilian employees and an eventual reduction of two (2) U.S. civilian positions at the [ ... ]

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Regional counter-corruption conference Tirana, 23-25 SeptemberOct 9th 2014
Regional counter-corruption conference Tirana, 23-25 September

Conference on countering corruption - Tirana, Albania - 23-25 September 2014 The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies conducted a regional conference on countering corruption in cooperation with the Ministry of Defense of Albania held in Tirana 23-25 September.   The [ ... ]

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PASS participants take electivesOct 8th 2014
PASS participants take electives

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Oct. 9, 2014) – Dr. Sven Gareis, deputy dean of resident programs at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, discusses China with the Program on Applied Security Studies’ participants as an elective class here Oct. 7. Gareis will be finishing [ ... ]

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Marshall Center professor deliberates on the Ukrainian crisis in Belgrade forumOct 8th 2014
Marshall Center professor deliberates on the Ukrainian crisis in Belgrade forum

Participants in the fourth Belgrade Security Forum (Courtesy Photo) BELGRADE, Serbia (Oct. 8, 2014) – Dr. Valbona Zeneli, professor of National Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, participates in the fourth Belgrade Security Forum Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 [ ... ]

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PfPC’s Combating Terrorism Working Group welcomes new co-chairOct 8th 2014
PfPC’s Combating Terrorism Working Group welcomes new co-chair

Dr. Peter Forster, associate dean of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State University, was recently named the co-chair for the Partnership for Peace Consortium’s Combating Terrorism Working Group. (Courtesy photo) By Brian Huether
Partnership for Peace Consortium GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, [ ... ]

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Marshall Center conducts multi-regional workshop in AthensOct 7th 2014
Marshall Center conducts multi-regional workshop in Athens

Workshop participants  - Athen, Oct. 7, 2014 For more photos, visit the Marshall Center photo gallery. (Photo by Manish Gupta). ATHENS (Oct. 7, 2014) – The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies partnered with the Hellenic National Police and Coast Guard to conduct a multi-regional [ ... ]

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Marshall Center Organizes Disaster Preparedness, Response WorkshopOct 7th 2014
Marshall Center Organizes Disaster Preparedness, Response Workshop

Workshop participants (Photo by Diane Acurio, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (Oct. 7, 2014) – The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies co-organized a four-day workshop on Disaster Preparedness and Response with the Civil Military Emergency Preparedness Program [ ... ]

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Garmisch mayor welcomes Marshall Center participantsOct 6th 2014
Garmisch mayor welcomes Marshall Center participants

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Oct. 6, 2014) – Dr. Sigrid Meierhofer, mayor of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, addresses the participants of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies’ Program on Applied Security Studies participants Sept. 30 here. Meierhofer spoke to the participants [ ... ]

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Marshall Center’s German Element partners with the city for German Unification Day eventOct 3rd 2014
Marshall Center’s German Element partners with the city for German Unification Day event

German Unification Day ceremony at the Congress Center in Garmisch-Partenkirchen - 2 Oct 14
(DOD photo by Karlheinz Wedhorn/RELEASED) GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Oct. 3, 2014) -- The City of Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the German Element of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security [ ... ]

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‘Security Jam’ discusses real solutions to real security issuesOct 3rd 2014
‘Security Jam’ discusses real solutions to real security issues

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Oct. 3, 2014) – The George C. Marshall European Center is a partner for the Security Jam Oct. 14 to 16. Join us and thousands of political and military leaders, academics, industry leaders and journalists to the discuss today’s security landscape. The event is a [ ... ]

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DASD visits the Marshall CenterOct 2nd 2014
DASD visits the Marshall Center

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Oct. 2, 2014) – Lt. Gen. (Ret) Keith W. Dayton, direct or of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, points out the Zugspitze, highest mountain in Germany, to Thomas Ross Jr., deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Security Cooperation, during [ ... ]

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New York Times website now fully accessible at George C. Marshall Center Oct 2nd 2014
New York Times website now fully accessible at George C. Marshall Center

Research Library login on New York Times website. (DOD photo by Christine June/RELEASED) By John Crawford
Marshall Center Research Library GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Oct. 2, 2014) – The Marshall Center Research Library now provides access to the New York Times website on campus. To get unlimited [ ... ]

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PASS 14-09 learns ‘Elements of National Security Strategy Development’ Oct 1st 2014
PASS 14-09 learns ‘Elements of National Security Strategy Development’

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Sept. 29, 2014)  — German air force Lt. Col. Andreas Hellwig, deputy course director for the Program on Applied Security Studies here, explains the Elements of National Security Strategy Development Sept. 30 to almost 100 participants from 45 countries during [ ... ]

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PASS participants meet Friends of the Marshall CenterSep 30th 2014
PASS participants meet Friends of the Marshall Center

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Sept. 30, 2014)  —  German army Col. (Ret) Gerhard Blaesing (second to right), president of the Friends of the Marshall Center, meets with participants from the Program on Applied Security Studies Sept. 29 at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security [ ... ]

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FAO Program celebrates 50 years, still relevantSep 29th 2014
FAO Program celebrates 50 years, still relevant

By U.S. Army Sgt. Jason Edwards GCMC Public Affairs GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Sept. 26, 2014) – Adding to more than 1,300 graduates, 21 U.S. Army Foreign Area Officers finish the three-week Eurasian Security Studies Seminar at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies here. The [ ... ]

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SACEUR praises Marshall Center in commercialSep 25th 2014
SACEUR praises Marshall Center in commercial

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Sept. 25, 2014) – U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, commander, U.S. European Command and commander, 17th Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO Allied Command Operations, praises the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in a commercial to be [ ... ]

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Marshall Center bids farewell to German deputy directorSep 22nd 2014
Marshall Center bids farewell to German deputy director

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Sept. 23, 2014) – German Luftwaffe (air Force) Maj. Gen.(Ret.) Hermann Wachter receives a Certificate of Appreciation from the Supreme Allied Commander Europe and the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies September 22 here. Wachter was awarded one [ ... ]

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PLTCE lead in NATO language testing workshopSep 19th 2014
PLTCE lead in NATO language testing workshop

REICHENAU, Austria (Sept. 19, 2014) – Austrian armed forces Gen. Csitkovitis (second from left), commandant of the Austrian National Defence Academy, hosted the 2014 Bureau for International Language Coordination Testing Workshop Sep 8 - 12 here.  Lead by The Partner Language Training Center [ ... ]

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Marshall Center celebrates the 67th birthday of the U.S. Air Force Sep 18th 2014
Marshall Center celebrates the 67th birthday of the U.S. Air Force

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Sept. 18, 2014) — Airmen from the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies and NATO School Oberammergau, celebrate the 67th birthday of the U.S. Air Force Sept. 18 during the Senior Executive Seminar and NATO’s International Senior Enlisted Seminar [ ... ]

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NATO Allies Underscore Defence Education Enhancement ProgramSep 18th 2014
NATO Allies Underscore Defence Education Enhancement Program

The NATO Wales Summit Declaration Issued by the Heads of State and Government participating in the meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Wales Sept. 4 and 5, underscored two Partners for Peace Consortium programs in particular; the Defence Education Enhancement Program and the Professional Development [ ... ]

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Professor John Kriendler

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

John Kriendler is professor of NATO and European Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.

He lectures on NATO, European security issues and the United Nations, and teaches a core seminar and an elective course on “NATO: Strate

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