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Students of the FH Neu-Ulm are posing at the Marshall Centers main plenary. They visited the European Center for Security studies on February 15th 2017. (Photo by SMSgt Winkler)

By GCMC Public Affairs

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Feb. 16, 2017) – More than 20 students from the University of Applied Sciences in Neu-Ulm, visited the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Feb. 15.

German Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Mark Winkler, Marshall Center’s German public affairs non-commissioned officer, explained the mission of the Marshall Center and the center’s senior German professor Dr. Ralf Roloff, talked about global security threats including the impacts caused by climate change.

The students also heard from German Army Lt. Col. Ulrich M. Janßen who gave a presentation on migration and its impact through history.

The German-American partnership of the Marshall Center afforded the students  a chance to enjoy an American cheeseburger at the Marshall Center Dining Facility on Artillery Kaserne.  The dining facility allows Marshall Center program participants a place to eat their meals during courses and more importantly, to get to know each other to form long lasting relationships. 

The visit was part of the Neu-Ulm University’s Winter School, which is organized by Professor Dr. Michael Gutiérrez and covers international and environmental issues in the economy.

Winkler coordinates about 25 tours a year for Bundeswehr, local schools and universities, and once year for citizens from the Garmisch-Partenkirchen area.