The legacy, goals and ideals of the Marshall Plan continue through the security education initiatives of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.
The Marshall Center, dedicated in 1993, is a renowned international security and defense studies institute that promotes dialogue and understanding among the nations of North America, Europe and Eurasia. The Marshall Center is committed to carrying Marshall's vision into the 21st century.
Supported bilaterally by the governments of the United States and Germany, the Marshall Center boasts an international faculty and staff with representatives from 10 partner nations.
In addition to supporting the European theater security cooperation strategies and objectives, the Marshall Center supports five South and Central Asian States: Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The Center also has a supporting relationship with Mongolia and Afghanistan.Areas of Strategic Interest.
The Marshall Center seal
The torch symbolizes leadership, knowledge, and the enduring principles of freedom. The open book and two hands represent cooperation and trust. The laurel branches form a wreath of peace which emphasizes achievement and honor. The motto "DEMOCRATIA PER FIDEM ET CONCORDIAM" appears on the scroll. This means "Democracy through trust and friendship."