Armenian National Defense Research University Strategy Seminar

From 11–14 April 2022, NESA Center Academic Dean Dr. Roger Kangas, NESA Center Professor Dr. Gawdat Bahgat, and NESA Center Professor Richard Wiersema conducted a Strategy Seminar with thirty members of leadership and faculty at the Armenian National Defense Research University (NDRU) in Yerevan, Armenia. The U.S. Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC) coordinated the seminar at NDRU’s request. Lectures and discussions were presented and led by the NESA Center team on Developing Defense and Security Policy, U.S. Regional Policy in the Caucasus, Implications for Armenia of Russian-Turkish Influence, Conflict Resolution in the Southern Caucasus, Impacts of the Ukraine War, and Changing Nature of Modern War. The event generated and engaged 26 new NESA Center alumni. The NESA Center team established solid ties with the NDRU’s commandant and faculty leadership and secured their support (as well as that of the ODC) for future cooperation and engagement.

Left to Right: Dr. Gawdat Bahgat and Dr. Roger Kangas taking questions during the NESA-NDRU Strategy Seminar.


The NESA Center Team (Dr. Gawdat Bahgat, Dr. Roger Kangas, and Professor Richard Wiersema) engaged Armenian military and civilian faculty during the NESA-NDRU Strategy Seminar from 11–14 April 2022.


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