First European Security Seminar-North Happening Now at the Marshall Center
By Christine June
Public Affairs Office
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (July 9, 2018) – The first-ever European Security Seminar - North is being held at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies from July 9 to 13.
The focus is on "The Artic: Risks and Opportunities for Europe and North America," specially on developing strategies to address contemporary security challenges on Europe's Northern Flank.
This one-week seminar on the Arctic is embedded into the series of European Security Seminars consisting of ESS-South, ESS-East and now, ESS-North.
"The ESS-N primarily looks at the Arctic and in the broader sense, also at the Baltic Sea," said German Navy Cmdr. Andreas Hildenbrand, Marshall Center's ESS-North course director. "We are planning to have a series of five events over the next five years, with one seminar at the Marshall Center each year and one community of interest workshop in the area in the following year."
There are 26 participants from 11 nations attending this first seminar on the Arctic. Of the participants, 17 are males and nine are female. There are 10 military participants and 16 civilians.
This is the first ESS-North seminar. The successes of the European Security Seminar – South and East are the catalyst for this one-week seminar examining the Arctic Region.