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29 September – 15 October 2020 Virtual (Home country)

19 October – 6 November 2020 Resident (Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany)

Due to the ongoing current COVID-19 travel restrictions, this year’s Program on Applied Security Studies (PASS 20-19) was changed to a much smaller version (PASS MMC) and will be offered in TWO parts. The first part will be a virtual / online course from September 29 – October 15 (including some breaks), followed by a three-week intensive resident course in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany from October 19 to November 6.  Timeframe 18/19 October will be travel days.

The Marshall Center’s objective is to bring together the best and most capable rising defense and security experts from a variety of government ministries.  Each course is geared toward a specific combination of mid- to senior-level career military officers and civilian government officials of equivalent rank.  We strive for a balanced and diverse participant body, policy-makers and practitioners, men and women. 

Participants greatly benefit from our programs and the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals as well as add value to an ongoing dialog on security and defense related topics.  Our goal is connect the right people to create a positive change for a more stable world.   

The application process should start at least 120 days prior to the course start date.

Event Details

September 29 - November 06
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
How to Register

For application and deadline information, contact Marshall Center Registrar, your ministry point of contact, or the U.S. or German Embassy in your capital city.

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Col. (GS) Ralf Klewin-von Fintel
Col. (GS) Ralf Klewin-von Fintel
Program on Applied Security Studies (PASS)
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