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101 Fellows Completed CSRT 14-1

This week 101 Fellows from 44 different locations graduated today from the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies’ Comprehensive Security Responses to Terrorism (CSRT) course in Honolulu. Of the 101 participants, 70% were from military organizations and law enforcement agencies, with...

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2017 Alumni Scholars Announced

The Alumni Programs Office is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Marshall Center Alumni Scholarships. This year, we solicited applications from nearly 12,000 alumni, and received over 200 proposals for 8 available scholarships. The Faculty Scholarship Committee read through all...

ADL attendees attend a workshop on 'Motivational Design in E-Learning', taught by CDR Geir Isaksen (NOR)."
ADL WG meeting in Riga, Latvia

Riga, Latvia (May 17, 2016) -- The Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Working Group, sponsored by the Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) met from 25 - 27 April 2016 in Riga, Latvia. The Latvian National Defence Academy hosted over 40 Advanced Distributed Learning experts from 15...

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Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Working Group meeting in Georgia

Tbilisi, Georgia (28 November, 2016) – The Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL)/Technical Standards Working Group conducted its latest workshop in Tbilisi, Georgia from 15 – 17 November 2016. This event brought together 40 experts from 16 countries to review modern e-learning standards and...

APCSS welcomes eight new military faculty members

The Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies recently welcomed eight military officers as new members of its academic faculty.  They are U.S. Army Lt. Col. Thomas Matelski, Lt. Col. Gregory Ford, Maj. Daniel Kent, Maj. Dave Cho, U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Edward Carpenter, U.S. Navy Cmdr. Jonathan...

August APCSS Monthly Activities Report

The August edition of the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies Monthly Activities Report is available at www.mynewsletterbuilder.com/email/newsletter/1412439917.  This edition features coverage of the Comprehensive Crisis Management course (CCM 15-1), Thailand National Security Council...

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Canadian House of Commons recognizes the PfP Consortium!

CANADA (7 December, 2017) - Yesterday 7 December during Members' Statements, the Hon. Wayne Easter rose to get the Canadian House of Commons to recognize the PfP Consortium, after he participated in the Security Sector Reform Working Group workshop we held on Intelligence Reform and Best...

Consortium focuses on new approaches to defense education

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany -- A fresh focus on teaching students anchored work done at the 6th annual Conference of the Education Specialists of the Partnership for Peace Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes June 12-15 in Yerevan, Armenia. The conference...

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Consortium wraps 2 years of PME work with final writing session

GCMC Public Affairs Staff Report Spearheaded by the Partnership for Peace Consortium’s Education Development Working Group, the curriculum development event took place with the Czech Republic Ministry of Defense hosting a multi-national group of 20 senior enlisted leaders and civilians from...

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Counterinsurgency Curriculum Development Launched by Partnership for Peace Consortium

Tallinn, Estonia (Jan. 15, 2015) – In the wake of this month’s terrorist attacks in Paris, the development of a new Counterinsurgency (COIN) Curriculum is underway through a joint effort between The Partnership for Peace Consortium’s (PfPC)Conflict Studies Working Groupand the Baltic Defence...

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Curriculum Flight Validates Four New Training Modules for Specialized English

Story and photos by Mike Bender Chief, Curriculum Flight Two thousand seventeen has just begun, but it’s already shap-ing up to be a big year for Specialized English Training (SET) curriculum. We are proud to announce four new modules that are going into validation this quarter alone...

Teaching Gender in the Military a Handbook
DCAF PFPC Teaching Gender in the Military - Handbook

The Teaching Gender in the Military Handbook documents the knowledge outcomes of a series of four workshops organised by the Security Sector Reform and Education Development Working Groups of the Partnership for Peace Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes (PfPC)....

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DCAF PFPC Teaching Gender in the Military - Handbook

The Teaching Gender in the Military Handbook documents the knowledge outcomes of a series of four workshops organised by the Security Sector Reform and Education Development Working Groups of the Partnership for Peace Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes (PfPC)....

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Defense Education Enhancement Program introducing online learning technologies in Serbia

Belgrade, Serbia (September 24, 2015) – From 22 to 24 September,Defense Education Enhancement Program(DEEP) experts began a cooperative initiative with the Serbian Ministry of Defense to introduce online learning technologies into Serbian defense education institutions. Defense education...

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DIILS ENGAGES WITH NIGERIAN LEGAL ADVISORS

DIILS hosted a senior delegation of Nigerian Legal Advisors to discuss professional military education and development of the military legal advisor corps. The delegation visited Washington, DC, Charlottesville, VA, and Newport, RI. They are pictured here with LTG Pede, The Judge Advocate...

DIILS GRADUATES FIRST RESIDENT COURSE ON LEGAL ASPECTS OF DEFENSE SUPPORT OF CIVIL AUTHORITIES

NEWPORT – 27 participants from 23 partner nations graduated on August 7 2014 from the inaugural offering of DIILS’ resident course on the Legal Aspects of Defense Support of Civil Authorities (LADSCA). This course, developed in coordination with the geographic combatant commands, is designed...

DIILS SUPPORTS GLOBAL TRAIN AND EQUIP PROGRAM IN BAHRAIN

The Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS) conducted a two-day seminar on human rights and the law of armed conflict in Bahrain, as mandated by DoDI 5111.19 (Global Train and Equip Program) and Sec. 1206 of the 2006 NDAA. The DIILS team was composed of three U.S. Navy judge...

Lt. Col. Jeffery Steffen retirement
DLIELC deputy commandant retires after a remarkable 30-year military service

Commentary by 2Lt Nadejda Mocan 22nd Peacekeeping Battalion 2/24/2016-JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas The retirement ceremony of Lt. Col. Jeffery D. Steffen, deputy commander, Defense Language Institute English Language Center and commander of the associated U.S. Army element...

Carraway selected as the 2016 Air Force International Affairs Excellence awardee
DLIELC manager ensures smooth partner nation in-country English language training

By Senior Airman Krystal Wright 502nd ABW Public Affairs Approximately one-third of all international military members from around the globe who come to the U.S. for training begin here at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland at the Defense Lan-guage Institute English Learning Center, known as...

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Japanese Crew Chiefs Seek 2/2 OPI Scores to Maintain Osprey

By Joyce Tupola Specialized English Instructor It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s a helicopter! Actually, when you google “osprey,” it’s all three. In the world of Aviation, the Ospreys are a combination of a fixed wing plane and a rotary wing helicopter, which is why it is named...

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The mission of the Defense Education Enhancement Program (DEEP) is to contribute to international security through professionalization of the officer corps, NCO corps and civilian defense officials of partner countries, making their defense education institutions compatible with Western...

The PfPC Advanced Distributed Learning & Technical Standards (ADL) Working Group was formally established in 1999. The PfPC ADL Working Group’s mission is to strengthen e-learning-based defense and security policy education through international and institutional collaboration. Its core...

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DIILS Charter

The Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS), under the functional direction of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, is the lead defense security cooperation resource for professional legal education, training, and rule of law programs for international military and...

Online courses available

This list of is updated often with online courses avaliable on PfPC LMS Powered by GlobalNET: Introduction to NATO (v.7.2) - 2017 The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to NATO structures, policies and operations, as well as, an overview of the current issues facing the...

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Стратегическая коммуникация с исламским миром

Национальные государства (в особенности немусульманские государства) столкнутся с серьезными проблемами в борьбе с террористами, которые используют ислам как оправдание для своих действий. Эта форма терроризма является много мерной и глобальной, и похоже, эта борьба продолжится в течение жизни...

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Основные вызовы и угрозы национальной безопасности: польская перспектива

В начале двадцать первого века угрозы безопасности Польши были существенно пересмотрены, и они продолжают изменяться. На текущий момент маловероятна угроза появления конфликта, который мог бы привести к войне глобального масштаба. Однако появились новые источники потенциального конфликта, которые...

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Споры в Арктике: угрозы и возможности

В течение столетий Арктика была для человечества «святым местом». Эта замерзшая пустота была магнитом для авантюристов и исследователей, для всех, кто хотел бросить вызов себе или природе. В девятнадцатом веке «вершина мира» стала полем соперничества основных европейских и североамериканских стран...

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Программа совершенствования образования в сфере обороны: опыт Казахстана

В 2008 году Национальный университет обороны Казахстана (КАЗ НУО) и Консорциум военных академий и исследовательских институтов по вопросам национальной безопасности инициативы «Партнерство ради мира» договорились о трехлетней программе сотрудничества. Идея программы состояла в том, чтобы ПРМ...

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China, Russia, and the Foreign Policy of the SCO

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Some Key Principles of Multinational Military Education

Education is something that touches every single member of the military profession, and is important for the civilians who work with the military as well. Military education is something with which everyone in the military has some direct experience. After all, one could not get to top military...

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Defense Education Enhancement Program: The Consortium Perspective

The Partnership for Peace Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes, based at the George C. Marshall Center in Garmisch, Germany, is leading an innovative and unprecedented program for defense education reform in five Partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan...

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Education for Reform: New Students, New Methods, New Assessments

The last few decades have seen many new features introduced into the world of warfare, with an evident impact on those who go into harm’s way on our behalf. In this article, I propose to briefly examine four developments that have brought new requirements for military education, and then to think...

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Overcoming the Challenge of Legacy Learning Methods

Recognizing the role of the leader points to the importance of how leaders are trained and developed so that they are capable of helping their institutions maintain the values of their organizations. This was found to be a concern of the defense and security leaders of the newly developed...

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Defense Education Enhancement Program: The NATO Functional Clearing-House on Defense Education

In the immediate aftermath of the Cold War period in the 1990s, NATO was highly engaged with the armed forces of a number of states of the former Soviet Union and the Eastern Europe-based Warsaw Pact. The intent of this engagement was to assist their militaries in the process of Western-style...

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A Special Relationship: U.S. and NATO Engagement with the Partnership for Peace to Build Partner Capacity Through Education

A new security environment dramatically different from that which defined NATO’s mission at its inception poses different challenges for collective action. Newly emerging global threats such as terrorism, cyber attacks, and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction confront both existing...

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Showing the Way: Contributions from NATO’s Newest Members

Trying to identify the symbolic turning points with respect to Poland’s focused contribution to NATO’s Defense Education Enhancement Program (DEEP) is a complex task.1 To begin, it is necessary to mention the Twelfth Annual Conference of the PfP Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies...

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Managing Strategic Changes Through DEEP Reforms: A View from the Perspective of U.S.–Armenia “Smart Power” Cooperation

Education is a systematic process of forming the fundamental ability to think analytically, incorporating both basic and specialized knowledge. Therefore, in the armed forces of leading countries of the world, the field of military education and personnel management is regarded as a primary factor...

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Moving Westward- The Azerbaijan DEEP Experience

Azerbaijan confronts a unique set of challenges and opportunities as it conducts a foreign policy aimed at alienating none of its neighbors while also modernizing its society and armed forces. While never applying for NATO membership, Azerbaijan still desires all the resources NATO makes available...

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The Moldovan Military Academy: Transforming Officer Education

The twenty-first century has ushered in an era of dynamic changes to the international security environment, which demands new capabilities and responses to new threats, an increased likelihood of operating as part of a multinational effort, combined with an expectation of economic austerity...

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Defense Education Enhancement Program: The Kazakhstan Experience

In 2008, the National Defense University of Kazakhstan (KAZ NDU) and the Partnership for Peace Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes (PfPC) agreed on a three-year program of cooperation. The intent of the program was PfPC support for KAZ NDU’s attainment of international...

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Politics and Higher Military Education in Bosnia and Herzegovina: A Missed Opportunity

Developing higher military education (HME) is embedded in the overall development of modern armed forces. This development normally reflects adaptation to changes in the external strategic environment, changes in military technology and doctrine, and changes in the societal environment of the armed...

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