Muslims and Minorities in the Military: Changing Demographics in the OSCE Region and Implications for Europe's Security Sector, Briefing of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, July 26, 2017 [open pdf - 645KB]
This is the July 26, 2017 briefing titled "Muslims and Minorities in the Military: Changing Demographics in the OSCE [Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe] Region and Implications for Europe's Security Sector," delivered to the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe. From the opening statement of Mischa E. Thompson: "The OSCE has had a focus on diverse populations, from Roma and Jewish populations to national minorities and migrants in Europe and the United States, since its inception. This focus has increased in recent years with the demographic shift that is taking place on both sides of the Atlantic. The U.S. Census Bureau predicts that racial and ethnic groups will comprise close to 60 percent of the U.S. population by 2060, and that by 2031 the majority of the U.S. workforce will be people of color--so, for example, Asian, Latino, and migrant populations--which will also account for much of the U.S. population growth in years to come." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Gwen Moore, Mischa E. Thompson, Rozemina Abbasi, Elyamine Settoul, Dominik Wullers, and Samira Rafaela.
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