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Participants to Modular Short Course 135-5
17 Jan. 2020

Modular Short Course 135-5: “Global Security Challenges”

From 13 to 17 January 2019, Modular Short Course (MSC) 135-5 was run at the NATO Defense College (NDC). The Course, dedicated to “Global Security Challenges”, was attended by 25 senior officers from 12 NATO countries. The topics considered included cyber security, terrorism and organized crime, demographic trends and migration, weapons of mass destruction, proliferation and arms control, and energy security.

Event Calendar

  • Jan 20

    Senior Course  135  Study Project Presentations

  • Jan 31

    Senior Course  135  Graduation

  • Feb 3

    Senior Course  136  English Refresher Course (Optional)



The Senior Course is the College's core business. The NDC offers also a variety of short courses for specific audiences, such as the General and Flag Officers and Ambassadors' Course, the Modular Short Courses (MSC) and Integrated Partner Orientation Course (IPOC) and the NATO Regional Cooperation Course (NRCC).

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