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OSD counternarcotics programs director talks to CNIT 15-04 about military support to counter TOCApr 20th 2015
OSD counternarcotics programs director talks to CNIT 15-04 about military support to counter TOC

David Sobyra, director for Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Counternarcotics and Global Threats Regional Counternarcotics Programs, discusses various methods under which military forces can play a role in efforts at countering transnational organized crime April 15 during his presentation on “U.S. [ ... ]

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Former Marshall Center professor lectures on migration, smuggling in CNIT 15-04Apr 15th 2015
Former Marshall Center professor lectures on migration, smuggling in CNIT 15-04

Italian navy Rear Adm. Alberto Cervone, former Marshall Center professor of security studies and Italian Defense Chair, describes the drivers, characteristics and challenges of trafficked migrants during his presentation on “Irregular Migration and Migrant Smuggling” April 15 in the Countering Narcotics [ ... ]

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CNIT 15-04 participants learn legal frameworks in countering TOCApr 15th 2015
CNIT 15-04 participants learn legal frameworks in countering TOC

Joseph Wheatley, trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice's Organized Crime and Gang Section, identifies the key legal elements required to both investigate and prosecute organized criminal groups April 15 during his presentation on "Legal Frameworks in Countering Transnational Organized Crime" [ ... ]

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CNIT 15-04 participants hear about human trafficking from perspectives of victimsApr 14th 2015
CNIT 15-04 participants hear about human trafficking from perspectives of victims

Dr. Silvia Scarpa, adjunct professor at the Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli and John Cabot University, talks about the proper identification of trafficking victims in her presentation “Human Trafficking from the Perspective of Victims” April 14 during the Countering [ ... ]

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CNIT 15-04 participants learn about the law enforcement aspect of human traffickingApr 14th 2015
CNIT 15-04 participants learn about the law enforcement aspect of human trafficking

Angelika Molnar, project manager for Europol’s Serious and Organized Crime Branch, presents “Law Enforcement Approaches to Human Trafficking” April 14 during the Countering Narcotics and Illicit Trafficking resident program at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies here in [ ... ]

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UN statistics chief provides review of world drug report to CNIT 15-04Apr 13th 2015
UN statistics chief provides review of world drug report to CNIT 15-04

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (April 13, 2015) – Angela Me, chief of the Statistics and Surveys Section of the Trends Monitoring and Analysis Program of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, provides an annual overview by the UN of the major developments in drug markets for the various drug [ ... ]

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DEA analyst talks drug trafficking trends at CNIT 15-04Apr 13th 2015
DEA analyst talks drug trafficking trends at CNIT 15-04

Rebecca Zajdowicz (DOD photo by Christine June /RELEASED) GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (April 13, 2015) – Rebecca Zajdowicz, intelligence research specialist with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, states that the illicit drug market generates $322 billion per year in her presentation [ ... ]

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White House drug control policy senior analyst lectures at CNIT 15-04Apr 10th 2015
White House drug control policy senior analyst lectures at CNIT 15-04

U.S. Navy Cmdr. Kaholi Clark (DOD photo by Christine June /RELEASED). GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (April 10, 2015) – U.S. Navy Cmdr. Kaholi Clark, senior policy analyst at the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy, a component of the Executive Office of the President, talks about transnational [ ... ]

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Dr. Zeneli lectures on ‘Corruption’ in day 2 of CNIT Apr 10th 2015
Dr. Zeneli lectures on ‘Corruption’ in day 2 of CNIT

Dr. Valbona Zeneli (DOD photo by Christine June /RELEASED). GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (April 10, 2015) – Dr. Valbona Zeneli, professor of National Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, talks about the abuse of entrusted power for private benefits [ ... ]

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Pros from 51 countries examine transnational organized crimeApr 9th 2015
Pros from 51 countries examine transnational organized crime

Professor Steve Monaco, course director of the Marshall Center’s resident program Countering Narcotics and Illicit Trafficking, gives an overview of transnational organized crime on the first day of the Countering Narcotics and Illicit Trafficking resident program April 9 at the Marshall Center in [ ... ]

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CNIT-LP participants graduate today, start CNITApr 8th 2015
CNIT-LP participants graduate today, start CNIT

Six participants graduated from the Counter Narcotics Language Program during a ceremony held April 8 at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. For more photos, visit the Marshall Center photo gallery. (DOD photo by Christine June /RELEASED) By [ ... ]

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Partnership for Peace Consortium conducts South Caucasus regional stability exerciseApr 6th 2015
Partnership for Peace Consortium conducts South Caucasus regional stability exercise

The Regional Stability in the South Caucasus Working Group convened an international panel of experts from March 26 to 28 March in Kiev, Ukraine. The PfPC Operations Staff is co-located with the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by Brian [ ... ]

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Marshall Center professors present at defense studies course in RomeMar 27th 2015
Marshall Center professors present at defense studies course in Rome

Professor Phil Lark (left), Dr. Valbona Zeneli (center) and Gen. Salvatore Gagliano (right).
(Photo courtesy of Center of High Defense Studies) ROME, (March 27, 2015) — Professor Phil Lark (left), director of the Program on Cyber Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center [ ... ]

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Marshall Center hosts security communications seminar in BelgradeMar 26th 2015
Marshall Center hosts security communications seminar in Belgrade

The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies’ Strategic Communications for Security Seminar kicked off Wednesday in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Barbara Wither /RELEASED) By Barbara Wither
Marshall Center Alumni Relations Specialist BELGRADE, SERBIA (March 25, 2015) – The George [ ... ]

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Marshall Center’s PCSS shines at DoS Cyber Training WorkshopMar 24th 2015
Marshall Center’s PCSS shines at DoS Cyber Training Workshop

Professor Phil Lark, director of the Program on Cyber Security Studies of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, gives an overview of the Marshall Center’s new resident program PCSS to more than 50 attendees of the Department of State Africa Bureau’s Cyber Training for it Foreign [ ... ]

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Marshall Center employee animates Friday’s EclipseMar 23rd 2015
Marshall Center employee animates Friday’s Eclipse

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (March 23, 2015) – David Hanson, database administrator at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, created a picture series of the eclipse witnessed by Marshall Center employees March 20. At 10:35 a.m., the sun was 70 percent covered by the moon. [ ... ]

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Ambassador Satterfield talks diplomacy, combating terrorism to PTSS participantsMar 16th 2015
Ambassador Satterfield talks diplomacy, combating terrorism to PTSS participants

Ambassador David Satterfield.
For more photos, visit the Marshall Center Photo Gallery. (DOD photo by Christine June /RELEASED) GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (March 16, 2015) – Ambassador David Satterfield, serves at the Director General of the Multinational Force and Observers in the Sinai Peninsula, [ ... ]

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Women Without Borders research director discusses women as allies at PTSSMar 13th 2015
Women Without Borders research director discusses women as allies at PTSS

Dr. Ulrich Kropiunigg, Medical University of Vienna.
For more photos, visit the Marshall Center Photo Gallery. (DOD photo by Christine June /RELEASED) GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (March 13, 2015) – Dr. Ulrich Kropiunigg, Medical University of Vienna professor and Women Without Borders research [ ... ]

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Marshall Center international law expert explains legal role in combating terrorism at PTSSMar 12th 2015
Marshall Center international law expert explains legal role in combating terrorism at PTSS

Mr. Dean L. Dwigans, GCMC Alumni Program director.
For more photos, visit the Marshall Center Photo Gallery. (DOD photo by Christine June /RELEASED) GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (March 12, 2015) – Dean L. Dwigans, the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies Alumni Program director, [ ... ]

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PTSS participants visit Bavarian Office of Criminal InvestigationsMar 6th 2015
PTSS participants visit Bavarian Office of Criminal Investigations

Alfred Michel (left) and Andy Neumann (right), LKA Bavaria, visits PTSS 15-03 course. For more photos, visit the Marshall Center Photo Gallery. (DOD photo by Karlheinz Wedhorn /RELEASED) GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (March 6, 2015) — Alfred Michel, from the Bavarian Landeskriminalamt (state [ ... ]

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Howcraft James

James Howcroft

Director, Program in Terrorism and Security Studies
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

James Howcroft currently serves as the Director of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies’ Program in Terrorism and Security Studies.  

Mr. Howcroft retired from active duty as a Colonel after 30 years of service as an Intelligence Officer in

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