2017 Liaison Officers’ Conference at the NDC
From 23rd to 24th January 2016, the NATO Defense College hosted 21 Liaison Officers from the countries that Senior Courses 130 and 131 will be visiting as part of their Field Studies in the coming months. The aim of this conference is to optimize coordination and planning of these visits.
The Field Study programme is a crucial part of the Senior Course curriculum, complementary to in-house lectures and debates. This programme allows participants to be briefed on national perspectives, as well as those of NATO, the United Nations, the European Union, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and other international organizations visited during the Field Studies. This enables Course Members to gain detailed insight into foreign and defence policy from a variety of national and regional viewpoints. In the recent past, in conformity with the priority NATO has given to its Outreach activities, Field Studies have included visits to complex geopolitical environments.