Modular Short Course 135-2: “International Organizations”
From 23 to 29 September 2019, Modular Short Course (MSC) 135-2 was run at the NATO Defense College (NDC). The Course, dedicated to “International Organizations”, was attended by 17 senior officers and civilians, from 9 NATO countries.
The Modular Short Course provides high-level education to military officers and civilian officials who may not be able to attend the NATO Defense College for the six month duration of a Senior Course (SC). The NDC organizes five MSCs per Senior Course and each MSC is designed to both inform and stimulate.
The attendees were welcomed, on Monday morning, by NDC Commandant LGEN Chris Whitecross before attending the first lecture “The United Nations (UN) and International Courts” given by Prof. Mats Berdal (NOR) and Dr Giulia Pinzauti (ITA).
Lectures during the rest of the week were as follows: “The European Union (EU), roles and institutions. The European Union's Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP)”, by Dr Peter Van Ham (NLD) and Dr Thierry Tardy (FRA), Director of NDC Research Division; “NATO and the EU: Cooperation areas, opportunities and challenges” by Mr Alexandros Papaioannu (GRC) and Dr Thierry Tardy (FRA); “Regional Organizations and their impact on Global Security. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)” by Dr Sandra Sacchetti (LUX) and Dr Ashley Tellis (USA); “Civil Society: The Evolving Role of Sub-and Non-State Actors” by Prof. Raffaele Marchetti (ITA), Mr Gianni Rufini (ITA) and Mr Snowy Lintern (GBR).
On Friday 29 September, a graduation ceremony concluded MSC 135-2.