Marshall Center Course Examines Countering Violent Extremism

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Marshall Center Course Examines Countering Violent Extremism

By Christine June
Public Affairs Office
George C. Marshall Center for Security Studies

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (March 14, 2016) – Week four of the Program in Terrorism and Security Studies began with Countering Violent Extremism, Legislation and Human Rights, and The Role of Law Enforcement in Combatting Terrorism on March 14.

Dr. Sam Mullins gave an overview on CVE. Oomar Mulbocus was a panel member for the CVE discussion. Mubin Shaikh and Daniel Kimmage, deputy coordinator for Digital Presence at the U.S. Department of State’s Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications, were panel members for CVE on the internet discussion.

David Anderson, Q.C., independent reviewer and Queen’s Counsel (Senior Barrister) and visiting professor at King’s College London, presented London Legislation and Human Rights on March 15.

Following Anderson was Richard Walton, former commander at New Scotland Yard and head of the Counter Terrorism Command, talked about the role of Law Enforcement in Combating Terrorism.

Held twice a year, PTSS is a functionally focused program that draws in civilian, law enforcement, and military counterterrorism professionals from around the world and improves their capacity to counter terrorism's regional and transnational implications.

It aims to combat terrorism in all of its manifestations: nationally, regionally and globally.

The four-week course is designed for government officials, military officers and police administrators currently working in mid- and upper- level management positions of counterterrorism organizations throughout the world.

The curriculum consists of lectures, seminars, Munich Field Study Trip and case studies.

It is designed to highlight four objectives: Understand the Threat; Build Capacity; Build Network; and, Enable Transnational Cooperation.