Sep 27th 2016
Marshall Center Dean Brannon Reflects on Federal Service and Retirement

By James E. Brooks

George C. Marshall European Center Dean Robert Brannon has worn many hats in four decades of federal service:  Navy Sailor, Navy Officer, attaché, and educator.

For four years, Brannon has worn the hat of Dean at the Marshall Center. On Sept. 26, Brannon removes it and departs [ ... ]

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Sep 22nd 2016
Tbilisi Non-Resident Conference Examines Volatility of Black Sea Region

By GCMC Public Affairs

The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Georgia held a “Volatility in the Black Sea Region: Building Resilience and Cooperative Security” conference Sept. 19 and 20 in Tbilisi.

U.S. Ambassador Ian Kelly delivered opening [ ... ]

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Sep 21st 2016
Fast Facts: Program in Applied Security Studies

Dates:  Sept. 21 – Nov. 16, 2016

Course Description: PASS is an intense eight week resident course for junior and mid-level civilian government officials, military and security force service members and government academics who aspire to higher leadership positions and realize a network of trustworthy [ ... ]

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Sep 19th 2016
International Senior Officials Gather at George C. Marshall Center to Discuss How ISIS Ends

Senior military and government leaders from more than 40 nations gathered at the George C. Marshall European Center, Sept. 12-16, to examine and discuss how the global terrorist threat of the ISIS network ends. 

Held annually, the Marshall Center’s Senior Executive Seminar resident course focuses [ ... ]

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Sep 19th 2016
Marshall Center Alumni Speakers Sought For January 2017 Counter Terrorism Workshop

Dr. Nicholas Janszen, Marshall Center’s professor of National Security Studies at the College of International and Security Studies, moderates an alumni panel discussion during the Global Counterterrorism Alumni Community of Interest Workshop, May 23-26, 2016.

The George C. Marshall European Center [ ... ]

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Sep 9th 2016
Tirana Seminar Strengthens Albanian Government Understanding of Combatting Organized Crime

Participants and speakers pose for a group picture during the opening day of a two-day seminar on Combatting Transnational Organized Crime in Tirana, Albania, Sept. 7-8.  The seminar was designed to help Albanian leaders and others in the region understand the seriousness of the threat within [ ... ]

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Sep 2nd 2016
Kazakhstani Officials Attend Seminar on International Cyber Security Best Practices

The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, a joint U.S.-German security education institute, is conducting a seminar for Kazakhstani governmental officials on cyber security best practices Sept. 1 and 2 in Astana. Pictured is the final panel (from left): Irakli Gvenetadze, from Georgia; [ ... ]

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Aug 31st 2016
Marshall Center Women's Equality Day Observance Showcases an Event for Women Around the World

Ambassador Douglas Griffiths, Marshall Center´s associate director for International Liaison, speaks about his experiences abroad and what he has learned about the challenges for women's equality during the Equal Opportunity Committee of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies [ ... ]

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Aug 30th 2016
Marshall Center Alumni Participate in the “NATO Summit in Warsaw: Implications for the Alliance and the Western Balkans”

The “NATO Summit in Warsaw: Implications for the Alliance and the Western Balkans” workshop is being held Aug. 27 to 29 in Ohrid, Macedonia. Pictured (from left): Dr. Stojan Slaveski, president of George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies’ Macedonia Alumni Association; Republic of [ ... ]

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Aug 29th 2016
Marshall Center co-hosts ‘Kazakhstan: Bridging East and West’

The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies Central Asia Program outreach team co-organized with the Kazakh Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP) a two-day security dialogue “Kazakhstan: Bridging East and West” Aug. 23 and 24 at the Foundation of the First President [ ... ]

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Aug 19th 2016
Marshall Center Travels to Uzbekistan for Two-Day Security Dialogue

U.S. and Uzbek government officials welcome more than 50 participants to a two-day security dialogue in Tashkent, Uzbekistan organized by the George C. Marshall European Center. Left to right: Head, Department of International Cooperation, Uzbekistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Kadambay Sultanov; [ ... ]

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Aug 12th 2016
English Enhancement Course Strengthens Marshall Center’s Network

Fourteen participants from 13 countries graduated Aug. 9 from the Partner Language Training Center Europe’s (PLTCE) English Language Enhancement Course (ELEC) during a ceremony at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. (Marshall Center photo by Karl-Heinz Wedhorn)

By Christine [ ... ]

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Aug 10th 2016
Fast Facts:  Countering Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC)

The Program on Terrorism and Security Studies will be held July 7 to Aug. 4 at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. (Marshall Center graphic by U.S. Army Spec. Christopher Green)

Dates: Aug. 10 to 25   Language: English Only   Course Description: Held twice a [ ... ]

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Aug 4th 2016
Marshall Center’s Counterterrorism Course Highlights ‘Real People Dealing with Real Problems’

U.S. Marine Corps Col. (Ret.) James Howcroft, course director on the Program on Terrorism and Security Studies, presents the “Role of Intelligence in Countering Terrorism” July 28 in the Program on Terrorism and Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. [ ... ]

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Jul 29th 2016
German-American Partnership Renewed and Strengthened Through Memorandum of Understanding



By Universität der Bundeswehr München Public Affairs

MUNICH (July 25, 2016) – During a short ceremony July 25,  President of the University of the Bundeswehr Munich Prof. Merith Niehuss and the director of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Keith Dayton [ ... ]

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Jul 26th 2016
PTSS 16-12 Participants Study Counter Terrorists Narratives

U.S. Army Col. Kenneth Cole, PTSS deputy course director, talks about “Counter Terrorist Narratives” July 25 during the Program on Terrorism and Security Studies (PTSS) at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. (Marshall Center photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Amanda Moncada)

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Jul 25th 2016
PTSS 16-12 Participants Study Civil Society’s Role in Defeating Terrorism, Counter Terror Financing

Phyllis Muema, executive director of the Kenya Community Support Center, talked about countering the violent extremism in Kenya in her presentation “The Role of Civil Societies in Countering Radicalization and Terrorism” July 22 during the Program on Terrorism and Security Studies (PTSS) at the [ ... ]

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Jul 25th 2016
German Element Hosts Friends of the Marshall Center

German air force Col Jörg Prescher updates the Friends of the Marshall Center on center developments at the Bundeswehr Officers Club in Mittenwald, July 21.  The event was organized to thank club members for their support.  (Marshall Center photo by DEU SMSgt Mark Winkler /RELEASED).

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Jul 22nd 2016
PTSS 16-12 Participants Study Countering Violent Extremism

Oomar Mubucus (left), consultant and a group facilitator for West London Initiative and Diversity Project in the United, and Alexander Bramman (right), Kingdom psychological adviser and personal coach for the Violence Prevention Network in Berlin, were panel members on the "Countering Violent Extremism" [ ... ]

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Jul 21st 2016
Arduous Journey Doesn’t Detract Alumnus from Sharing Counterterrorism Strategy

By James Brooks,
George C. Marshall Center Public Affairs Director

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (July 21, 2016) - The distance between Manila and Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany is more than 6300 miles. There are no direct flights between the Pacific capital and Munich International Airport. That's [ ... ]

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Jul 20th 2016
PTSS 16-12 Participants Learn about Camps, Refugees, Migrants, Lone Actor Terrorism

Professor James Howcroft, director of the Program on Terrorism and Security Studies, moderated an alumni discussion panel on “Camps, Refugees and Migrants” July 19 during PTSS 16-12 at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. (Marshall Center photo by Karl-Heinz Wedhorn)

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Jul 19th 2016
PTSS 16-12 Participants Learn about Jihadist Foreign Fighters

Tunisian army Maj. Dhaoui Sadok, from Tunisian Intelligence and Security Agency for Defense and Marshall Center alumnus, presents “Foreign Fighters from Tunisia” during an alumni Foreign Fighters Panel July 18 during the Program on Terrorism and Security Studies at the Marshall Center.  Dr. [ ... ]

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Jul 19th 2016
Von Münchow Lends Expertise at Young Ukrainian Forum

Dr. Sebastian von Münchow directs Ukrainian students in an exercise examining the practical problems of displaced people resettlement following a political solution.  The exercise was part of a week-long Young Ukrainian Forum 2016 organized by the NATO Ukraine Professional Development Program [ ... ]

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Jul 13th 2016
Euro-Atlantic Security Discussed At Diplomatic Training Centre Tbilisi

George C. Marshall European Center faculty are introduced by Diplomatic Training Centre Director Maia Kipshidze (right) to more than 20 Georgia government officials at a two-day seminar “Euro-Atlantic Security – Georgian Perspective,” July 6-7. (Photo contributed by Diplomatic Training Centre [ ... ]

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Jul 13th 2016
Marshall Center Staff, PTSS Participants Receive IHS Jane’s Training

Freddy Martin, a trainer with the IHS Inc. (Information Handling Services) based in Colorado, conducted training on IHS Jane’s databases to Marshall Center staff and participants attending the Program on Terrorism and Security Studies July 12. (Marshall Center photo by Karl-Heinz Wedhorn)

By GCMC [ ... ]

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Jul 12th 2016
PTSS 16-12 Participants Learn about Al-Qaeda, ISIS

Dr. Jarret Brachman, who manages the Global Threat Intelligence program at Wells Fargo, presented two lectures during the Program on Terrorism and Security Studies at the George C. Marshall Center for Security Studies July 12. For more PTSS 16-12 photos, visit the Marshall Center Photo Gallery. (Marshall [ ... ]

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Jul 11th 2016
PTSS Participants Learn Strategy for Combating Terrorism

Professor James Howcroft, director of the Program on Terrorism and Security Studies (PTSS), discusses Strategy for Combating Terrorism July 11 attending the Program on Terrorism and Security Studies at the George C. Marshall Center for Security Studies. For more photos of PTSS 16-12, visit the Marshall [ ... ]

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Jul 7th 2016
Future PTSS 16-12 Participants graduate from the English Language Enhancement Course

Professor James Howcroft, director of the Program on Terrorism and Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, congratulates nine participants on their success in completing the five-week English Language Enhancement Course during their graduation ceremony held July [ ... ]

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Jul 7th 2016
Fast Facts:  Program on Terrorism and Security Studies (PTSS)

The Program on Terrorism and Security Studies will be held July 7 to Aug. 4 at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. (Marshall Center graphic by U.S. Army Spec. Christopher Green)

Dates: July 7 to Aug. 4

Language: English Only

Course Description: Held twice a year, PTSS [ ... ]

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Jul 5th 2016
U.S. Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany Visits the Marshall Center

The U.S. Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany John B. Emerson answers questions from staff and faculty during his visit to the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies July 5. (Marshall Center photo by Karl-heinz Wedhorn)

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (July 5, 2016) – [ ... ]

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