With its dynamic network of policy makers and senior officials, combined with National Defense University’s non-attribution policy, the Center is an informal forum with real policy impact. CTSS hosts officials from around the world in roundtable discussions, seminars, and conferences,including Allied Defense Attaches, NATO Ambassadors (Permanent Representatives), foreign defense ministers, NATO Assistant Secretary Generals, military officials, and others. These meetings, provide an informal yet credible forum for discussion among policy makers and governments.
Dr. Harlan Ullman (right), Distinguished Research
Fellow with CTSS, moderates a discussion with
Ambassador Gbor Ikldy, NATO Assistant Secretary
General for Emerging Security Challenges Division
on 28 October 2011.
James Appathurai (center) NATO Deputy Assistant
Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy,
and the NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative
for Central Asia, addresses a roundtable discussion at
National Defense University, 19 October 2011.
CTSS is working with several national and international institutions to promote open discussion in an informal, not-for-attribution environment, including:
• Royal United Services Institute for Defense and Security Studies (RUSI)
• Baltic Defence College (BDC)
• Institut de Recherche Stratguique de L'ecole Militaire (IRSEM)
• Institut des Hautes Etudes de Defense Nationale (IHEDN)
• NATO Allied Command Transformation (ACT)
• NATO Defence College
• NATO Headquarters International Staff (IS)
• European Union
CTSS frequently hosts roundtable discussions with senior international officials to continue a rich and relevant dialogue on mutual security and defense issues. Guests have included Serbian Minister of Defense Dragan Šutanovac, NATO Ambassadors (Permanent Representatives) Janis Eichmanis (Latvia) & Istvan Kovacs (Hungary), and NATO Assistant Secretary General Martin Howard.
SERBIA VISIT, 8 NOVEMBER, 2010
Delegation of Serbian Minister of Defense, Dragan Sutanovac at National Defense
University with INSS leadership, and International Fellows.
Roundtable session with Serbian Minister of Defense, Dragan Sutanovac, INSS leadership,
and NDU participants.
UKRAINE VISIT, 27 SEPTEMBER, 2010
National Defense University President, Vice Admiral Rondeau awaits the Ukraine delegation with Ambassador
Thomas Krajeski, Colonel Michael Belss, CTSS Program Assistant Kathryn Moss and CTSS Deputy Director
Mr. Larry Chalmer.