Our Top Story for 2017: The U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and German Minister of Defense Ursula von der Leyen reaffirmed the transatlantic bond between the U.S. and Germany during their speeches at the Marshall Center’s 70th Anniversary of the Marshall Plan Commemoration Ceremony June 28, 2017. (Marshall Center photo by Karl-Heinz Wedhorn)
From GCMC |
by Christopher Burelli |
05 Jan 2018
By GCMC Public Affairs
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Jan. 3, 2018) – The Marshall Center truly had a big year in 2017 with visits from the U.S. Secretary of Defense and German Minister of Defense, and the signing of the memorandum of understanding with the Munich Security Conference. After signing the agreement, the Marshall Center with the Munich Security Conference formed the Loisach Group and hosted two workshops in 2017.
In addition, the Marshall Center hosted a Middle East North Africa (MENA) workshop Sept. 25 to 28 in Rome.
The Marshall Center also hosted 14 resident programs, six community of interest workshops and numerous non-resident programs and presentations by our subject matter experts to international conferences and workshops.
Below are the highlights of stories published about our programs and alumni. The Marshall Center had 21 stories on resident and non-resident programs published on the U.S. Department of Defense website. Many of these stories were also published on the U.S. Army, U.S. European Command and U.S. Africa Command websites.
Remarks by Secretary Mattis and Minister von der Leyen at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (June 28, 2017) – The U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and German Minister of Defense Ursula von der Leyen reaffirmed the transatlantic bond between the U.S. and Germany during their speeches at the Marshall Center’s 70th Anniversary of the Marshall Plan Commemoration Ceremony June 28, 2017.
Representatives of Mediterranean Nations Discuss Regional Security Issues
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany, Oct. 13, 2017 — More than 30 diplomats, academics and military officials from the Mediterranean region gathered Sept. 25-28 in Rome to examine the shared responsibility nations have for security at a conference hosted by the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies
The Rest of the Stories in 2017
Global Counterterrorism Workshop Builds the Team, Explores Increasing Role of Women
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Jan. 12, 2017) – Getting his point across to 69 fellow counterterrorism practitioners from 44 countries, Lt. Col. Sameer Marouf Masri told the real-life account of one of his female security officers, who ran an 18-month operation in five countries, tracking a lone-wolf terrorist from ISIS, which resulted in his capture and six others.
Marshall Center Seminar Looks at Security in a New Way
CHISINAU, Republic of Moldova (Feb. 21, 2017) - A new way of looking at security was shared by representatives working in various government ministries from the Black Sea and Eurasia region at the Economic Security Seminar held Feb. 15 and 16 in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.
Marshall Center Alumni Spark Policy Change, Big Criminal Busts
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany, March 6, 2017 — A friendship that began in April at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies here led to a half-million dollars being seized and several criminals arrested in the first and second stand-alone money-laundering busts in Trinidad and Tobago in November.
Seminar Digs into ‘Frozen Conflict’ to Uncover Tools for Peace
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (April 28, 2017) - Dr. Natalia Albu, associate professor at the Military Academy of the Republic of Moldova, was still in high school in 1992 when war broke out in her country, and more than 25 years later, it remains a "frozen conflict."
Marshall Center English Course Brings Counterterrorism Experts Together
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany, July 6, 2017 — Learning more about the English language has brought a group of counterterrorism professionals closer together and enhanced their understanding of their mission, Royal Air Force of Oman 1st Lt. Mohammed Murad Kamal Han Murad Al-Balushi said.