Annual Conference

GARMISCH-PARENKIRCHEN, Germany (June 15, 2015) – The Partnership for Peace Consortium is holding its 17th Annual Conference July 1 to 3 in Vienna, Austria.

About 120 experts from around the globe are gathering to help make sense of the world’s turbulent times and provide constructive recommendations on how to reduce conflict through cooperation.

Austria’s Minister of Defense Gerald R. Klug, is scheduled to kick off the conference on July 2 at the Austrian National Defense Academy, followed by a keynote by Dr. Anthony Cordesman, from the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Four thematic panels will be featured: Ideological Challenges of 21st Century Conflict; Geopolitical Aspects of Conflict in the Euro-Atlantic Region; Technological Risks and Opportunities in 21st Century Conflict; and, Defense Education and Capacity Building in Support of Security Policy.

Presenters and moderators include: Thomas W. Ross, U.S. deputy assistant Secretary of Defense for Security Cooperation; Maj. Gen. Igor Tolok, director of Department of Military Education and Science, Ukraine Ministry of Defense; Professor Julian Lindley-French, from The Institute for Statecraft in London; Michael Moodie, assistant director of the Congressional Research Service; and, Glenn Schweitzer, director of the Program on Central Europe and Eurasia, National Academy of Sciences.

The conference format is designed to identify concrete steps that defense educators and policy makers can take to better adapt to a 21st century conflict environment.

For those interested in attending the conference, call Brian Huether at +49-8821-750-2256 or email Этот адрес электронной почты защищён от спам-ботов. У вас должен быть включен JavaScript для просмотра.. For more information about the PfPC, visit www.pfp-consortium.org.