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: Attendees at the Marshall Center’s 2015 Senior Executive Seminar

Eurasian security leaders discuss solutions to 21st century threats

Exploring Terror-Crime Convergence

October 2015, Number 06.04

“National ministers and senior government and military officials from 40 nations met at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies for a five-day seminar titled “21st Century Converging Threats: Nexus of  Terrorism, Drugs and Illicit Trafficking.” The Senior Executive Seminar examined and discussed transnational crime and terrorism, and strengthening professional relationships among participants to counter these threats. The event included not only lectures from international experts specializing in countering terrorism and organized crime, but also smaller group discussions designed to build trust and understanding among participants to find common ground for cooperative responses.

Keynote speakers and panel discussions with subject matter experts helped participants evaluate the myths and reality of convergence between global terrorism and organized crime and then explore emerging trends in criminal/terrorist tactics and technology...”

Excerpt from Marshall Center Public Affairs, Exploring Terror-Crime Convergence,” per Concordiam: Journal of European Security Defense Issues  6, No. 4, 2015: 40-41.

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