Marshall Center Participants Learn that Irregular Migration is Not Just A Europe Problem
By Christine June
Public Affairs Office
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (August 26, 2015) - The European Union isn’t the only place where irregular migration is a hot political and national challenge.
Thailand Army Col. Thammanoon Maisonti asks questions about his nation’s concerns with Chinese Muslims and other refugees arriving from the sea to lecturer Italian navy retired Rear Adm. Alberto Cervone.
Cervone, former Marshall Center professor of security studies and Italian Defense Chair, described the drivers, characteristics and challenges of trafficked migrants during his presentation on “Irregular Migration and Migrant Smuggling” Aug. 26 in the Countering Narcotics and Illicit Trafficking resident course here.
The opportunity to seek answers to difficult trafficking questions with subject matter experts and students from nearly 50 nations is what makes the CNIT course unique.
The CNIT program focuses on the national security threats posed by a wide range of transnational criminal activities.
It examines how transnational criminal organizations impact a country’s national security.
The course is designed for government officials and practitioners who are engaged in policy development, law enforcement, intelligence, and interdiction activities aimed at countering illicit narcotics trafficking, terrorist involvement in criminal activity, and the associated elements of transnational crime and corruption.