The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies is one of five U.S. Department of Defense Regional Centers; and the only bilateral Center. An instrument of German-American cooperation, the center addresses regional and transnational security issues for the U.S. Department of Defense and German Federal Ministry of Defense, and maintains contact with a vast alumni network of security professionals.

The mission of the Marshall Center is to enable solutions to regional and transnational security challenges through capacity building, access, and a globally connected network.

The Marshall Center conducts a variety of unique programs involving to date almost 14,000 officials from more than 156 countries. All programs are taught in English. Our Seminar on Regional Security and European Security
Seminar-East is presented in English and Russian simultaneous interpretation.

Areas of Strategic Interest

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In addition to our resident courses that focus on regional and transnational topics, our strategic interests include: the Trans-Atlantic Relationship; Great Power Competition and the role of Russia and China in Europe; Ukraine Defense Reform; the Western Balkans; the nexus between European and African Security Challenges; the High North; and, the Relationship between the NATO and the European Union.

 Our Commitment  

The Marshall Center contributes to security cooperation with tailored, professional education and research, dialogue, and the persistent, thorough, and thoughtful examination of issues that confront our region and the world both today and in the years ahead. Those who attend Marshall Center courses will have an opportunity to identify common values, create transnational friendships, work toward common understandings, and build a more peaceful and cooperative regional and global security environment.