Webinar on Careers in Emergency Management
Nov
14
11:00 AM11:00

Webinar on Careers in Emergency Management

How many careers are there in Emergency Management? There are a number of sectors available, from Federal, State, to Local. But there are also private corporations, international organizations, and nonprofit organizations. During this discussion with Todd De Voe of EM Weekly, we will discuss the challenges of starting and developing a career in Emergency Management, as well as provide insights from both the Education and International sides of the EM house. Please join us in a conversation about the future of EM careers, and gain some unique insights into international EM work!

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Summer Program - Conflict, Consequences, and Cooperation
Jun
16
to Jul 22

Summer Program - Conflict, Consequences, and Cooperation

BE DIFFERENT THIS YEAR. SUMMER 2019 IS OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT.

We are pleased to announce the first iteration of the CBI “Operational Study Abroad” series, with a Summer 2019 Program called “Conflict, Consequences, and Cooperation”. The summer program will take place from June to July 2019, and will be delivered in partnership with American College of Thessaloniki. Students will have the opportunity to attend on campus courses at the ACT campus in Thessaloniki, and includes a field study trip to Kosovo for a first hand look at how the international community conducts peace and stability engagements. The summer session is fully accredited in the US, and consists of two courses (6 credit hours).

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NATO Innovation Challenge 2018/2
Nov
12
10:30 AM10:30

NATO Innovation Challenge 2018/2

Protecting the troops and populations against hostile unmanned systems is a rising concern for NATO. This is your opportunity to contribute to their security! Propose your innovative solutions in the field of Countering Air and Ground Unmanned Systems and compete for valuable prizes and stage-time at NATO-wide events.

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6th Annual Interagency Interaction in Crisis Management and Disaster Response Conference
Jun
5
to Jun 6

6th Annual Interagency Interaction in Crisis Management and Disaster Response Conference

The Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence (CMDR COE) is pleased to announce that the 6th Annual Interagency Interaction in Crisis Management and Disaster Response Conference will take place on 5 - 6 JUN 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The CMDR COE Annual Conference serves as a platform for information and knowledge exchange and promotes coordination of actions among key stakeholders, both military and civilian, in the CMDR domain. Each year the event addresses specific issues from the latter domain and gathers experts from across NATO Allied and Partner countries. 

For the first time this year the Conference features two workshops, which unfold in its margins: The George C. Marshall Bulgaria Association and European Centre for Security Studies, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, sponsored Security Capability Development workshop, and the CMDR COE-led MSG-147 - M&S Support for Crisis and Disaster Management Processes and Climate Change ImplicationsThe closely related topic areas of these events feed into the broader perspective the Conference provides bridging policy makers and capability developers via modern technology.

The 2018 Conference will address the following main topics:

  1. Climate Change - Security Nexus
  2. Future Crisis and Disaster Response Operations
  3. Best practices in support of CMDR decision-making
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Climate Change and Security Course
Apr
24
to Apr 27

Climate Change and Security Course

The Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre of Excellence (CMDR COE), under the auspices of European Security and Defence College will conduct Climate Change and Security Course from 24 April to 27 April 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria. The course is supported by the Diplomatic Institute to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria and G.S. Rakovski National Defence College.

The residential module of the course is hosted at the CMDR COE Premises, 34A Totleben Blvd., Shipka hotel, Sofia, Bulgaria (details and directions available in the CMDR COE’s website: https://www.cmdrcoe.org).

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World Bank's free 6-week MOOC, “Digital Dividends.”
Nov
7
to Dec 19

World Bank's free 6-week MOOC, “Digital Dividends.”

Join technology and development experts from around the globe for the World Bank's free 6-week MOOC, “Digital Dividends.” The course runs November 7-December 19, 2017. Open to all, it is an essential learning opportunity to understand the digital future and design policies and actions that can harness technology for good.

Traditional development challenges are preventing the digital revolution from fulfilling its transformative potential: the opportunity to bring broader development gains in the form of faster growth, more jobs and better services to economies. In this course, you’ll explore answers to the following: What are the challenges that prevent digital dividends from spreading more rapidly? What are the most important returns to digital investments? What should be done to fully benefit from the digital revolution?

What you'll learn: National priorities and policies related to the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector and the way other sectors can fully benefit from the internet and digital technologies; how to prioritize policies for countries at different stages of digital development; what are the key issues and challenges that countries have on their way to development powered by digitalization; and, how countries can fully benefit from digital dividends.

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NATO Stability Policing Workshop
Feb
27
8:00 AM08:00

NATO Stability Policing Workshop

Stability Policing Concept Development

As stated in the 2016 Warsaw Summit Declaration, the allies "seek to contribute more to the efforts of the international community in projecting stability and strengthening security outside our territory, thereby contributing to Alliance security overall."

In order to meet this mission, NATO needs to develop an expeditionary approach and capability. The aim of this workshop is to identify a comprehensive list of Doctrine, Organization, Training, Material, Leadership, Personnel, Facilities and Interoperability requirements for an effective NATO Stability Policing Concept. This concept supports the Projecting Stability aspirations of NATO's Allied Command Transformation Campaign Plan designed to contribute to the realization of the overarching Warsaw Summit themes of defence, deterrence and projecting stability.

Stability Policing is based on the principle of working in partnership with the local, regional, and national communities and authorities. However, under a Comprehensive Approach, other military and non-military actors including Intergovernmental Organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations, indigenous and international police forces, and contractors will likely contribute to Stability Policing activities. In addition, some of these actors may be key in providing specialized or modular/plug-in capabilities to address specific requirements during a Stability Policing mission.

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