Publications

CESS publishes on a regular basis:

  1. Greenwood Papers: Books and book-size reports (formerly called Harmonie Papers)
  2. Occasionals: Incidental publications
  3. Security Matters: The CESS Newsletter

 

The Man behind the Greenwood Papers

 

Resting his fists on the lectern, David Greenwood would fix his audience with a glare and pronounce: “REVEAL, EXPLAIN AND JUSTIFY.” It was his golden rule of democratic governance.

Resting his fists on the lectern, David Greenwood would fix his audience with a glare and pronounce: “REVEAL, EXPLAIN AND JUSTIFY.” It was his golden rule of democratic governance.

David Greenwood was born in England in 1937 and died in 2009 in Scotland. He first worked for the British Ministry of Defence, then went on to teach political economy at Aberdeen University, where he later became the director of the Centre for Defence Studies. In 1997, he joined the Centre for European Security Studies in the Netherlands as its Research Director. For 10 years, he was the principal researcher and teacher at CESS, and a friend and mentor to his colleagues.

To borrow a phrase of his own, David Greenwood was a construction worker on the building site of democracy.

This series of research reports, formerly called the Harmonie Papers, is affectionately dedicated to him.

CESS SSR Training

Key elements of the CESS SSR training:

  • Interactive
  • 3-5 day courses
  • Simulation exercise
  • Groups of max. 20 participants
  • Experienced trainers
  • Tailor made

See our SSR Training Brochure (PDF).

CESS SSR Courses

At this moment CESS offers the following SSR Courses:

  • SSR Introductory Course
  • SSR Advanced Course
  • Defence Course
  • Law Enforcement Course
  • Intelligence Course
  • Disaster Relief
  • Training of Trainers