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Crisis Management and the Military

From 13-17 March 2017 the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) presented the course, “Crisis Management: Navigating the Storm” at the Maison de la paix. The course attracted participants from a variety of sectors including defence.

One such participant included Colonel Jörg Kunze, whose career in the armed forces spans 40 years. An air defence officer by training, he is also a specialist on foreign security doctrine and armed forces. Having served in the Federal Intelligence Service and in the German Ministry of Defense, his work has led to many assignments in the field of international relations – including assignments in Italy as well as defense attaché to the Republic of Austria and the Islamic Republic of Iran. Currently, he serves as Seminar Director on Regional Security at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security in Germany.

Although crisis preparation is already a natural part of Colonel Kunze’s work in the military, as a course leader and developer himself at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security, he believes that a course like this one at the GCSP can always bring opportunities of shared knowledge.

During an interview with editors, he discussed the intersection between leadership and crisis management and shared some lessons learned after participating in the crisis management course at the GCSP. His take on these topics.

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