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Professor Pál Dunay (Marshall Center photo by Karl-Heinz Wedhorn /RELEASED)

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Oct. 7, 2015) -  “Why does it matter? It’s a complimentary factor of European Security – not a decisive one – but an important one in shaping agendas and influencing the policy of different countries,” said Pál Dunay, professor of NATO and European Security Issues at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.

Dunay spoke this morning about the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to 103 participants from 46 countries attending the Program on Applied Security Studies 15-10 here at the Marshall Center.

 PASS offers a rigorous, intellectually stimulating seven-week course for civilian government officials, members of security and military services and government academics.

In his one-hour presentation, Dunay answered three more question in relation to the OSCE:

  • What is it?;
  • How does it work?; and,
  • Why does it matter?

In the next two days, the participants will also learn about NATO and the European Union. PASS 15-10 started Sept. 29 and will end Nov. 13.