Marshall Center Security Forum
Strategic Communication and Euroatlantic Integrations: Implications for the Western Balkans
23-27 August 2019; Ohrid, North Macedonia
Marshall Center Macedonia hosted the MARSHALL CENTER ALUMNI SECURITY FORUM, from 23 August – 27 August 2019 in Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia. The event was sponsored by the Alumni Programs, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Macedonian Marshall Center Alumni Association, NATO Public Diplomacy Division and NATO Defense College Rome. The gathering provided an excellent setting to discuss important defense issues and take stock of how the Marshall Center’s alumni can be agents of change, working together to resolve contemporary security challenges. Out of 85 applications from seven countries, 22 alumni were selected to participate in the event. This figure amounted to 40-45 contributing participants on daily bases including the speakers.
Diverse set of topics covering counter-terrorism, radicalization, information warfare, mis/disinformation and security of information were discussed and analyzed from different perspectives and from different officials, practitioners, and academics. Apart from the national and regional dimension of countering new forms of threats, the Forum outlined the European and Euro-Atlantic aspects of the security.
A special emphasis was put on the security of information and its subcategories as a segment of substantial importance in the era of technological, digital and information proliferation and development.