WASHINGTON—The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission, today announced the following briefing:
MUSLIMS AND MINORITIES IN THE MILITARY
Changing Demographics in the OSCE Region and Implications for Europe’s Security Sector
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
11:00AM to 12:00PM
Dirksen Senate Office Building
Live Webcast: www.facebook.com/HelsinkiCommission
Demographers predict that aging, shifting birth rates, and immigration will change the face of European and North American populations over the next few decades. For example, researchers predict that persons of Muslim origin will make up a quarter of the French and third of the German populations by 2050.
At the briefing, European security practitioners will discuss how demographic change is impacting the security workforce, and the subsequent implications for the OSCE region. Panelists will also highlight the ways in which recruitment, personnel, and other security workforce policies and practices are changing in light of Europe’s increasing ethnic and religious diversity.
- Dominik Wullers (Germany), Economist, Spokesman of the Federal Office for Federal Ministry of Defense Equipment, and Vice President of Deutscher.Soldat
- Samira Rafaela (Netherlands), Organizational Strategy Advisor, Dutch National Police
- Rozemina Abbasi (United Kingdom), Assistant Head, Armed Forces Targets, Ministry of Defense
- Dr. Elyamine Settoul (France), Professor, Institute for Strategic Research at the Military College, French Ministry of Defense