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Marshall Center Lecturer Gives Counterterrorism Presentation at Friedrich Schiller University Jena
By GCMC Public Affairs
JENA, THURINGIA, Germany (Jan. 8, 2018) – Dr. Sebastian von Münchow, lecturer of security studies at the Marshall Center’s College of International and Security Studies, gave a counterterrorism lecture to about 50 students at the Institute for Political Sciences, Department for International Relations at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena in Jena, Thuringia, Germany Dec. 20.
The lecture was part of the teaching cycle on conflict management, von Münchow said.
“I explained the different attempts to define terrorism and the varying legal instruments to fight terrorism,” von Münchow said. “I also spoke about the phenomena of lone wolves and the convergence of terrorism and organized crime.”
In this light, he referred to the vehicular ramming attack in Berlin by Anis Amri in December 2016 as a case study.
“I was amazed by the eagerness of the students who visited the lecture and enjoyed the active discussion after the lecture,” von Münchow said.
He said that some students came from the Ukraine and Slovak Republic. He added that they are part of exchange projects of the Foreign Relations Department, which aims to continue its academic cooperation with hubs in the Eastern academic hemisphere in 2018.
Professor Rafael Biermann, from the International Relations department at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and former Marshall Center CISS deputy dean, invited von Münchow to give this presentation.
Before von Münchow’s presentation, Biermann gave an overview of the Marshall Center as a German-American international security and defense studies institute.