Posted by: Jason Tudor, PAO | 27/10/2009

Seminar emphasizes security policy

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany – Members of the Bulgarian parliament, ministry of defense and foreign affairs and others meet next week in a conference discussing national security policy.

The Tailored Seminar on National Security Policy for Representatives from the Republic of Bulgaria starts Oct. 25 at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies will include seminars studying the security environment, contemporary armed conflict and more.

Susan Sutton, deputy chief of mission for the U.S. embassy in Bulgaria is the guest speaker. Sutton assumed her responsibilities as Deputy Chief of Mission in July 2009.  She is a career Foreign Service Officer in the United States Department of State.  Prior to her arrival in Sofia, she served as Political Counselor in Bangkok, Thailand, from 2005 to 2008, and as Deputy Chief of Mission in Vientiane, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, from 2000 to 2004.

Attendees will also engage on issues dealing with NATO, defense economics, the European Union, and explore the “Challenges of Good Governance” with Marshall Center professor Dr. Elena Kovalova.

The seminar, organized by the Marshall Center’s Outreach Programs Directorate, ends Oct. 28.


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