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Raphael Perl

Raphael Perl

Executive Director
Raphael Perl

Raphael Perl

Dr. Raphael Perl currently serves as the Executive Director of the Partnership for Peace Consortium. A graduate of Georgetown University's Foreign Service and Law Schools, he is the author of more than 100 congressional and academic publications; speaks regularly at academic institutions and international and governmental policy fora, and has addressed the U.N. General Assembly on the role of regional organizations in implementing its global counter-terrorism strategy. As a fellow at the National Academy of Engineering, he was Project Director for an interdisciplinary team involved in assessing terrorist risk. He speaks German and has a good working knowledge of French.

Olaf Garlich

Olaf Garlich

Deputy Executive Director
Olaf Garlich

Olaf Garlich

Lt Col Olaf Garlich serves as the PfPC Deputy Director and the PfPC International Programs Manager. He manages day-to-day operations of the PfPC Stuff. Also, he coordinates the activity of the PfPC regional Study Groups and works closely with representatives from the South Caucasus and South East Europe. He has a good command of English.

Lt Col Garlich is a true sport and nature lover and is into bicycling, skiing and jogging.

Zoltan Homonnay

Zoltan Homonnay

International Program Manager
Zoltan Homonnay

Zoltan Homonnay

Zoltan Homonnay serves as a PfPC International Programs Manager.  He coordinates PfPC Education Development Working Group and Advanced Distributed Learning activities, while also helping with day-to-day PfPC operations.

Zoltan is very interested in different cultures, enjoys making travel tours, visiting museums, reading, and to learn about the diverse histories and experiences of people throughout the world.  Zoltan is a Hungarian speaker and has some working knowledge of Russian, as well.

Edward Clark

Edward Clark

International Program Manager
Edward Clark

Edward Clark

LTC Clark is a US ARMY Infantry Officer. He has served several combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and has a Masters in Military Science from the Army Command and General Staff College. His recent assignments include tours as the OPFOR BN Executive Officer and as an Observer Controller at Joint Multinational Training Center - Hohenfels, Germany. He came to us following his assignment as a G-3,5,7 Fellow for International Security Studies at the George C. Marshall Center. He is married to Amanda Clark and six children.

Bernd Speckhardt

Bernd Speckhardt

International Program Manager Assistant
Bernd Speckhardt

Bernd Speckhardt

Bernd joint the Culmen Team in September 2021 to support the mission of the Partnership for Peace Consortium located in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

As Assistant Program Manager, Bernd provides management, planning and execution support for all PfP-C programs, including study and working groups as well as the Defense Education Enhancement Program (DEEP).

Bernd retired as a Senior Non-Commissioned Officer from the German Army in 2011. During his career, Bernd served in many multi-national environments including assignments at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Mons, Belgium and the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC) which was based in Mönchengladbach, Germany. After his time as office manager for the German Defense Attaché in Seoul, Republic of Korea, he served as operations officer of the East European Outreach Team, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

After his retirement, Bernd joined the German Attaché Reserve with deployments in Seoul, Sarajevo and several times in Singapore.

Elena Danilov

Elena Danilov

Operations Specialist
Elena Danilov

Elena Danilov

Elena has been supporting PfPC for several years. In her role as a PfPC Operations Specialist, she works closely with the program managers, providing operations and administrative support to the whole Consortium team. Elena is a fluent Russian speaker. She is a true nature lover and life enjoyer. 

Stefan Sprenger

Stefan Sprenger

Event Coordinator
Stefan Sprenger

Stefan Sprenger

SGM Stefan Sprenger is the PfPC Event Coordinator. He joined the German mountain infantry in September 2000, went through different assignments and is educated in planning, military security, public affairs, civil-military relations and HR. He has been working as an EC at the GCMC since 2010 and executed over 100 events worldwide for the PfPC and GCMC.