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Calendar includes 14 events including new CNIT event in April 2014 - German and Russian versions soon.
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Energy seminar spotlights security, critical infrastructureJul 23rd 2014
Energy seminar spotlights security, critical infrastructure

U.S. Army Col. Robert Duggleby (right), program director for the Black Sea Eurasia, talks about the impact of natural disasters on critical energy infrastructure June 25 at the Energy Future and Security Seminar in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Agency for International Development). By [ ... ]

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Gen. Breedlove visits Marshall CenterJul 21st 2014
Gen. Breedlove visits Marshall Center

Gen. Breedlove visits Marshall Center (DOD Photo by Karlheinz Wedhorn/Released) GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (July 21, 2014) — Commander of the U.S. European Command U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, who is also the 17th Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO Allied Command Operations, [ ... ]

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Professor Kriendler lectures to young professionals in SlovakiaJul 9th 2014
Professor Kriendler lectures to young professionals in Slovakia

LIPTOVSKY MIKULAS, Slovakia (July 9, 2014) – Professor John Kriendler, professor of NATO and European Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, lectures on NATO: Key Issues at Wales,” June 22 during the Center for European and North Atlantic Affairs Summer [ ... ]

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Marshall Center organizes workshop on border security in Tajikistan Jul 8th 2014
Marshall Center organizes workshop on border security in Tajikistan

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan – Representatives of national border and drug control agencies from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and staff of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Centre in Ashgabat begin a week-long workshop on enhancing border security and countering illicit trafficking [ ... ]

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Annual conference draws consortium members from across regionJun 30th 2014
Annual conference draws consortium members from across region

BUCHAREST, Romania (June 30, 2014) – An overhead image of Building Trust through Transparency: the Power of Soft Power shows panel participants in the Marble Hall of the Romanian Military’s Cercul Militar National June 25 during the Partnership for Peace Consortium’s 16th annual conference in [ ... ]

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PfPC annual conference draws members from 25 countriesJun 25th 2014
PfPC annual conference draws members from 25 countries

BUCHAREST, Romania (June 25, 2014) – U.S. Army Lt. Gen. (ret) Keith W. Dayton, director of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, provides opening comments June 25 during The Partnership for Peace Consortium’s 16th annual conference in Bucharest, Romania.  The theme [ ... ]

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West Balkans Parliamentarians attend GCMC Seminar in National Security PolicyJun 11th 2014
West Balkans Parliamentarians attend GCMC Seminar in National Security Policy

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany –  Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Keith W. Dayton, director of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, welcomes 18 members of the Parliaments of Albania, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia attending the Seminar in National Security Policy June 10 at [ ... ]

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Center pioneers first-ever strategic cyber courseMay 2nd 2014
Center pioneers first-ever strategic cyber course

Participants discuss policy and other items during a 2013 cyber workshop at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. The information used in this workshop and others served as some of the foundational material for the Program on Cyber Security Studies, [ ... ]

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Marshall Center conducts Albanian seminar for parliamentariansMay 1st 2014
Marshall Center conducts Albanian seminar for parliamentarians

Members of the Parliament of Albania and the Albanian deputy minister of foreign affairs attend a tailored seminar on national security strategy imperatives for countering narcotics and illicit trafficking April 10 and 11 at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, [ ... ]

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Top NATO official for Emerging Security Challenges addresses counter terror groupMay 1st 2014
Top NATO official for Emerging Security Challenges addresses counter terror group

Ducaru addresses the PfPC working group April 24. (Photo by Craig Coder) By Jason Tudor
GCMC Public Affairs

BRUSSELS (April 30, 2014) -- Training and capacity building are strong elements of partnership and forward defense, and building those partnerships is a strong ingredient of the new NATO’s [ ... ]

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Combating Transnational Threats Croatia Seminar covers criminal threats Apr 24th 2014
Combating Transnational Threats Croatia Seminar covers criminal threats

The transnational criminal threats seminar is happening now in Croatia. The Combating Transnational Threats Croatia includes 25 participants from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia and Serbia.  The seminar covers criminal threats to include irregular migration, human trafficking, [ ... ]

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DOD Center’s first-ever course on illicit trafficking unites ‘the good side’Apr 11th 2014
DOD Center’s first-ever course on illicit trafficking unites ‘the good side’

Dr. Denis Alexeev, a member of the Saratov University Russia, talks about the growing market of synthetic drugs from Asia April 1 to 69 participants from 34 countries attending the first-ever Program on Countering Narcotics and Illicit Trafficking at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security [ ... ]

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Working Group compares teaching methods in BelgradeApr 7th 2014
Working Group compares teaching methods in Belgrade

Serbian Army Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Miodrag Jevtić outlines the legacy of military education in Serbia April 7 during the Education Development Working Group in Belgrade, Serbia. This working group was sponsored by NATO and Partnership for Peace Consortium with the Serbian University of Defense and Military [ ... ]

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Center deploys 100+ tablet computers in first-ever experimentApr 4th 2014
Center deploys 100+ tablet computers in first-ever experiment

A Virtual Success Center debuts tablet computers into learning process.
How did it go?
Better than you think   Students in the Program on Terrorism and Security Studies get started in their studies at the Marshall Center with tablet computers supplmenting their work. (DOD Photo by Karlheinz [ ... ]

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Marshall Center celebrates Women’s History MonthMar 31st 2014
Marshall Center celebrates Women’s History Month

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (March 28, 2014) -- Dr. Valbona Zeneli, professor of International Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center talks about how a successful women and men are perceived differently March 28 at the center’s Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment [ ... ]

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DOD Center summons pros to examine illicit trafficking, moreMar 31st 2014
DOD Center summons pros to examine illicit trafficking, more

Oman Royal Air Force Wing Cmdr. Abdulla Yaqoob Hamed Al-Harthi, Alain Christian Ramtanon, inspector with the Mauritius Ministry of Home Affairs anti-drug and smuggling unit, and Saudi Arabia National Guard Lt. Col. Khalid Abdulaziz I Alayady are among the 69 participants from 34 countries attending [ ... ]

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First-ever study shows Marshall Center cultivates agents of changeMar 28th 2014
First-ever study shows Marshall Center cultivates agents of change

Eliza M. Markley, a doctorate student with the Kennesaw State University in the U.S. state of Georgia, announces the findings of her thesis – Building Social Capital in the Global Security Context; A study at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies – to faculty March 20 at the [ ... ]

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Counterterrorism course graduation includes 10,000th alumnusMar 24th 2014
Counterterrorism course graduation includes 10,000th alumnus

Minister Herbert Salber, deputy permanent representative of Germany, Permanent Mission to NATO, speaks to the graduating participants of the Program on Terrorism and Security Studies. (DOD Photo by Karlheinz Wedhorn/RELEASED) GCMC public affairs Staff Report

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany -- The [ ... ]

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STACS Alumni COI Workshop on Managing Civil Security RisksMar 19th 2014
STACS Alumni COI Workshop on Managing Civil Security Risks

U.S. Army Reserve Lt. Col. Richard Potterton Jr., assistant registrar for the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, greets Georgia Maj. Gadir Aliyev, senior officer for the Ministry of Emergency Situations’ Department of International Relations, March 18 during the fifth annual [ ... ]

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Moldovan leaders discuss democratic processes at US-German CenterMar 12th 2014
Moldovan leaders discuss democratic processes at US-German Center

Dorin Recean, minister of Internal Affairs for Moldova, participates in discussions March 10 the Senior Leadership Seminar on Security Sector Reform for Representatives of the Government of Moldova at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. The [ ... ]

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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 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 at the University of Wollongong in Australia, where he is

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