Modular Short Course 131-4: "Global Security Challenges"
The NATO Defense College this week hosted Modular Short Course 131-4. Entitled Global Security Challenges, the Course focused on the most urgent security threats and their implications for NATO.
MSC 131-4 was attended by 13 participants from 11 different NATO countries.
The Course started on Monday 27 November, with a remarkable lecture on Security Perspectives of Demographic Trends by Prof. Dr Gunnar Heinsohn (DEU). Tuesday was devoted to Energy Security, with thought-provoking lessons by Prof. Aleh Cherp (BLR, SWE) and Mr Julijus Grubliauskas (LTU-NATO). Another very timely lecture was scheduled on Wednesday, when Prof. Christina Sabonis-Helf (USA) provided an overview of Water, Food and Climate Change. On Thursday, there was a brilliant session on Terrorism and Organized Crime with Dr Christina Schori-Liang (USA) and Col Jean-Philippe Reiland (FRA). The excellent closing lecture, by Prof. Dr Holger Mey (DEU) on Friday 1 December, focused on Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Arms Control.
Throughout the week, Course Members took full advantage of the Q&A sessions with lecturers. The weeks activities were also complemented by many other opportunities for debate and discussion.