DSCU News

Brigadier General Geraldine Janet George

Liberia’s First Female MINDEF – ISG Alum

April 17, 2024

Retired Brigadier General Geraldine Janet George, who was recently appointed as the new Acting Liberian Minister of Defense, is the first woman to serve in this role in the country’s history, making this appointment an historic step forward for the country and the continent.

BG George is also a graduate of several Institute for Security Governance (ISG) Resident & Mobile Education Training courses.

DIILS Partners with Papua New Guinea

April 16, 2024

A team from the Defense Security Cooperation University’s Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS) recently traveled to Papua New Guinea to meet with members of their military as part of an ongoing Security Cooperation program.

ISG Turns Five

ISG 5th Anniversary

April 15, 2024

5 Years of Impact at ISG!
In five years under the auspices of DSCA, and our nearly 30 years of history as a DoD Security Cooperation implementing component, ISG has grown remarkably into a pivotal force within the Department of Defense, expanding our reach with our foreign partners and continuing to innovate and implement in all aspects of Security Cooperation.

Going forward, our primary mission remains our focus: to advance U.S. national security interests by strengthening the institutional capacity of partner and allies’ defense and security sectors.

Co-Authors Blog Post on Medium.com on Nonstate Security Actors

Grespin: Co-Authors Blog Post on Medium.com on Nonstate Security Actors

April 11, 2024

In a compelling exploration published on Medium.com, ISG Africa Regional Program Lead Dr. Whitney Grespin and coauthor Dr. Caroline Batka, a senior military analyst at Comenius University, reflect on why the language around private actors in international security services matters. This analysis, rooted in the authors’ extensive background in security governance, underscores the pivotal role terminology plays in shaping the perception, regulation, and behavior of these actors.

The article makes a compelling case for the necessity of a refined and expanded lexicon to accurately reflect and regulate the activities of these diverse groups. By highlighting the intricacies of terminology in international security, Drs. Grespin and Batka contribute significantly to the ongoing discourse on how we understand and engage with private actors in this critical field. We commend our colleague, Dr. Grespin, for her thought leadership.

DIILS Partners with Peru

April 9, 2024

A team from the Defense Security Cooperation University’s (DSCU) Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS) recently traveled to Peru.

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Seventeen Students Complete Security Cooperation Industry Course

April 8, 2024

Seventeen industry professionals attended Defense Security Cooperation University’s (DSCU) Security Cooperation Industry Orientation Course, April 2-4, 2024, in the National Capital Region.