Geopolitical training seminars that focus on German and European military, political and economic systems are one of the ways the U.S. Army Europe helps foster mutual understanding with our allies and partner nations.
The training seminars are held six times a year in Hamburg at the Haus Rissen Institute, an international think tank for politics and economics. They serve as excellent primers on the European operating environment.
The training seminars are an investment in the Army’s future, designed to develop adaptable and thoughtful leaders. Army commanders and senior staff officers, civilians and non-commissioned officers and other personnel who regularly interact with host nation authorities and institutions spend a week discussing current and historical geopolitical issues with Air Force and German Forces personnel in a joint and combined educational environment.
Although topics are updated frequently to keep pace with current events, typical seminar subjects– taught by journalists, scientists, and professors from the University of Hamburg, Berlin Free University, and Haus Rissen – include:
USAREUR, via the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs (OCPA), funds the training seminar costs, including lodging and meals. Sending commands/organizations fund travel and per diem.
Interested applicants must have at least one year remaining on their tour after attending the training seminar and TDY approval from their unit or organization.
For more information, contact the USAREUR public affairs office at DSN 370-6647, civilian 06221-57-6647, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.