The NESA Center is the U.S. Department of Defense regional center focused on enhancing security cooperation between the U.S. and the Near East and South Asia (NESA) region. Our team leverages practitioner and academic experience to provide a collaborative space for policymakers to advance security strategy and foster collaboration across borders.
Our participants–comprised of foreign and defense policy professionals, diplomats, academics, and civil society leaders–come from the NESA region and beyond to engage in NESA seminars, workshops, and Track II diplomacy programs aimed at developing solutions for the region extending from North Africa across the Arabian Peninsula and into South Asia.
*** NESA has suspended in-person programs due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but is conducting invite-only virtual seminars and events for the time being. Stay tuned for updates on future programs. ***