Current Security Challenges Across the OSCE Area
The Europe Program and the Russia and Eurasia Program co-hosted a reception and discussion with Ambassador Marc Perrin de Brichambaut, Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, who spoke about the OSCE's evolving approach to the security challenges in its area. As a multilateral organization spanning Europe and Eurasia, the OSCE grapples with a range of transnational issues, from Kosovo and unresolved Eurasian conflicts to border security, trafficking, and energy and environmental security.
Ambassador de Brichambaut has served as the OSCE Secretary General since June 2005. Prior to his appointment, Ambassador de Brichambaut held senior positions in the French administration as well as in international organizations as a member of the Conseil d'Etat. His most recent post, from 1998, was as Director for Strategic Affairs at the French Defense Ministry. From 1991 to 1994, Ambassador de Brichambaut represented France as Head of Delegation at the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) in Vienna. From 1994 to 1998, he headed the French Foreign Ministry's Legal Division. Ambassador de Brichambaut graduated from France's Ecole Nationale d'Administration in Paris (1974).
This CSIS Senior European Dialogue was made possible in part by the generous support of The German Marshall Fund of the United States.