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Roundtable with Congresswoman Lois Frankel

  On September 3rd, 2020 the NESA Center hosted a virtual roundtable discussion with The Honorable Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21). Frankel discussed women’s role in security, specifying the importance of closing the gender gap, women’s rights to healthcare, reproductive care, access to education and the value of bipartisanship. NESA Professor Dr. Gawdat Bahgat shared lessons Read More >

Holistic Maritime Security for the Indian Ocean Region

2 September 2020 In this conversation as part of NESA’s ongoing digital series devoted to maritime security issues in the Indian Ocean Region, Vice Admiral Chauhan (Retd), Director General of the National Maritime Foundation, provides his thoughts on the idea of holistic maritime security for the Indian Ocean Region.  The conversation explores both traditional and Read More >

Dynamics of Countering Violent Extremism in Pakistan and Beyond: A Conversation with Professor Qamar-Ul Huda

In the fifth segment of NESA South Asia Interview Series, Professor Hassan Abbas interviews Professor Qamar-ul Huda who is a non-resident fellow at The Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C and an adjunct associate professor at Georgetown University. He formerly worked as a senior policy advisor to the U.S. State Department Secretary’s Office on Religion and Read More >

Reflections on the Geopolitics of India, Pakistan and China – A Conversation with professor and historian John H. (Jack) Gill

In the fourth segment of NESA South Asia Interview Series, Professor Hassan Abbas interviews Professor Jack Gill of the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies. John H (Jack) Gill, a military historian, serves as a professor at NESA. A former South Asia foreign area officer, he retired as a colonel in 2005. He Read More >

Peace, Taliban and Cricket in Afghanistan: A Conversation with Afghan Leader and Diplomat Dr. Omar Zakhilwal

The third installment of the NESA South Asia Interview Series is with Dr. Omar Zakhilwal hailing from Afghanistan’s Badakhshan province served as finance minister (2009-2014) under President Hamid Karzai and later was appointed as Kabul’s ambassador to Pakistan (2015-2018). He holds a PhD in economics from Carleton University in Canada and has also consulted for Read More >

Inside India Today: Politics, Security and the Rivalry with China – An Interview with Professor Christophe Jaffrelot

This is the second engagement of NESA’s South Asia Interview series. NESA Distinguished Professor Hassan Abbas interviews Christophe Jaffrelot who is Avantha Chair and Professor of Indian Politics and Sociology at the King’s India Institute and also the Research Lead for the Global Institutes, King’s College London. Hassan Abbas: Welcome Professor Jaffrelot. I am borrowing Read More >

Governance, Counter Terrorism and Policing in Pakistan – A Conversation with Azhar Nadeem, Inspector General of Police (retired)

Welcome to the first installment of NESA’s South Asia Interview series with NESA Distinguished Professor Hassan Abbas. We will interview practitioners, politicians, diplomats and scholars from South Asia. These engagements will include NESA alumni from the region as well as US South Asia experts . Mr. Azhar Hassan Nadeem served in senior law enforcement positions Read More >

Podcast Interview – The State of Negotiations for Peace in Afghanistan

NESA Professor Dr. Hassan Abbas sat down with Kamran Bokhari of The Center for Global Policy (CGP) for a special, co-produced with NESA, episode of The Lodestar Podcast discussing the state of negotiations for peace in Afghanistan.   Episode Transcript Dr. Abbas, who recently wrote a Special Analysis for CGP on the subject, argues that Read More >

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