CHS Instructs Seventh Seminar in Trans-Atlantic Civil Security in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
CHS Director Kurt Johnson and CHS Instructor Brett Lovegrove (former Head of Counterterrorism for the City of London) taught and facilitated in the seventh iteration of the Seminar in Trans-Atlantic Civil Security (STACS) at the George C. Marshall Center for Security Studies in Garmish-Partenkirchen, Germany from July 16th to August 4th, 2012. A total of 72 students from 45 countries worldwide participated in STACS. The students were approximately half military and half civilian, with an average rank/civilian equivalent of Lieutenant Colonel. STACS provides civil security professionals from around the world with an in-depth look at how nations can effectively address domestic security issues that have regional and international impact. The three-week seminar examines best practices for ensuring civil security and preventing, preparing for and managing the consequences of domestic and regional crises and disasters. STACS is offered to military officers and government officials responsible for civil security policies and programs, as well as representatives of intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations with civil security responsibilities.