Marshall Center Launches New Program on Regional Security Studies (PRSS)

Photo of  Lt. Gen Wein Speaking at PRSS

Marshall Center Launches New Program on Regional Security Studies (PRSS)

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, GERMANY - The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies (GCMC) had the official launch of its new Program on Regional Security Studies (PRSS) yesterday. This new course consolidates GCMC's former programs focused on Europe's east, south, and northern flanks, providing a comprehensive platform for in-depth analysis of regional conflicts and challenges both within Europe and beyond.

PRSS is designed to equip participants with comprehensive insights into the complexities of regional security dynamics, and aims to foster a deeper understanding of emerging threats and opportunities in today's rapidly evolving global landscape.

Keynote speaker Lt. Gen. Wolfgang Wien, German Military Representative to NATO and the EU, emphasized the critical role of collective action in addressing contemporary security challenges. He stated, "To be there for others is our task. To fight for the 'we' in the world of the 'me' is our task. You, we are the shield of the innocent. You, we need to show the world that democracy is worth fighting for. What is needed is the courage to see the facts and address them, and the will to draw the right conclusions and to learn from mistakes in the past."

Marshall Center Director Maj. Gen. (Ret) Barre R. Seguin welcomed participants and expressed his enthusiasm for the launch of the new format of PRSS, stating, "Over the coming weeks, you will have the opportunity to delve into critical topics, discuss the challenges and how to overcome obstacles. You will share diverse perspectives and you will foster the connections that are the hallmark of this institution. The Marshall Center has a proud legacy of empowering security professionals to face the complex challenges of our ever-changing world."

The launch of PRSS marks another milestone in GCMC's commitment to promoting international cooperation and advancing global security through education, research, and dialogue.