Manfred Wörner Seminar 2016 Class Announced
The German Marshall Fund is pleased to announce the 2016 class of American participants selected for the Manfred Wörner Seminar (MWS). This year’s MWS Fellows draw participation from across the United States and bring a wide array of specialties, ranging from policy analysis to academia and the foreign service. As part of the partnership with the German Armed Forces, German participants are selected in Germany by the German Defense Ministry. The selected American and German fellows will travel together from May 21-29 to Brussels, Bonn, and Berlin.
MWS Fellows will begin their program on the afternoon of May 20th, with a pre-departure reception to be hosted in Washington, DC. From there, they will convene at GMF for a briefing on transatlantic cooperation and security in the German-U.S. context, to be given by GMF senior advisor for security and defense policy, Derek Chollet. Once in Germany, participants will join with their German counterparts to visit Cologne, Brussels, and Berlin.
About The Manfred Wörner Seminar
Begun in 1982 as the Multiplikatoren Seminar (Multiplier Seminar) and co-sponsored by the German Marshall Fund and the Armed Forces Office of the German Defense Ministry, the annual Manfred Wörner Seminar brings together 30 young Americans and Germans to examine German and European security policy and to discuss U.S.–German and U.S.–European security interests. The Seminar serves to deepen understanding between participants from both countries and offers an excellent opportunity to broaden professional networks and horizons. The ten day program takes place each year and consists of briefings and dialogues with senior security experts and practitioners and site visits. The seminar begins with an introductory briefing in Washington, DC and ends with debrief in Berlin, Germany.
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