In the week of 20-24 November the OSCE Academy conducted the Module “The OSCE” for students of the MA in Politics and Security Programme. This is an intensive modular course taught by Dr. Pal Dunay, Visiting Professor from the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. The course aims to make students understand how an intergovernmental institution functions, what its strengths and weaknesses are, what its potential successes and pitfalls. In particular, students learn and discuss the OSCE in its evolution and current shape; the importance of all-European cooperation in contemporary times; the underlying security concept of the OSCE; the pros and cons of the comprehensive security concept; the relationship between the three dimensions of the OSCE; and why missions are considered essential for the participating states and the OSCE. To cover the last topic guest-lecturer Dr. Diana Digol, Deputy Head of the OSCE Programme Office in Astana visited the Academy and delivered a presentation on “How the OSCE Works: A Perspective from Missions."