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Executive Seminar: Strategic Power Competition in a Multipolar World

From 5–16 December 2022, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies hosted an Executive Seminar (ES) titled “Strategic Power Competition in a Multipolar World.” The virtual seminar’s focus on strategic power competition helped define what “global power” and “competition” mean. It also identified challenges the United States faces in this new era Read More >

Senior Executive Seminar: Climate Change & Security

NESA Center Seminar speakers

From 14–18 November 2022, the Near East South Asia Center (NESA) hosted a Senior Executive Seminar (SES) titled “Climate Change and Security.” The seminar started with a welcome and introduction from Course Director Dr. Gawdat Bahgat and then a welcome from Acting Director COL David Lamm, USA (Ret.) and Academic Dean Dr. Roger Kangas. The Read More >

Washington Embassy Orientation Seminar 2022

From 17–21 October 2022, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies conducted a Washington Embassy Orientation (WEO) Seminar in Washington, D.C. The week-long orientation, titled “Working in Washington,” featured a range of speakers, including diplomats, national security professionals, academics, business leaders, and journalists. As newly arrived foreign government representatives in Washington, participants Read More >

Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces Executive Leadership Program

From 23 September until 7 October 2022 the NESA Center, in partnership with Raytheon, conducted the eighteenth iteration of the Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces (RSADF) Executive Leadership Program. As in other programs, this course brings senior military officers (all on this specific program were general officers) from the RSADF to the United States to Read More >

Washington Seminar “A Superpower Awakens: Managing Security in Ukraine and the Middle East in the Modern Age”

On Wednesday, 21 September 2022, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies hosted a Washington Seminar Discussion in Washington, D.C. The seminar was titled “A Superpower Awakens: Managing Security in Ukraine and the Middle East in the Modern Age.” NESA Center Director LTG Terry A. Wolff, USA (Ret.) had an engaging discussion Read More >

Combating Transnational Threats Senior Executive Seminar: Information Warfare

From 12–16 September 2022, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies hosted a Combating Transnational Threats Senior Executive Seminar (CTSES) titled “Information Warfare” in Washington, D.C. The seminar kicked off with an introduction and welcome from NESA Center Deputy Director COL David Lamm, USA (Ret.), and NESA Center Academic Dean Dr. Roger Read More >

Dynamics of Countering Human Trafficking in Southwest Asia and the Gulf Seminar

From 28 August – 01 September 2022, the NESA Center conducted a seminar titled “Dynamics of Countering Human Trafficking in Southwest Asia and the Gulf.” The four-day hybrid workshop was held in Muscat, Oman.   This seminar was designed to help participants assess, analyze and identify opportunities to effectively counter human trafficking in South Asia Read More >

Iraqi General Officer Capstone Seminar II

From 23 August – 1 September 2022, the Near East South Asia Center’s professional military education (PME) team conducted the second iteration of the CAPSTONE strategic leader education program for a select audience of rising Iraqi senior leaders. The seminar was held in Washington, D.C., and provided a unique opportunity for participants to forge professional, Read More >

Silk Road Future Leader’s Program: Emerging Regional Challenges

On 15–18 August 2022, the NESA Center hosted an informative Silk Road Future Leader’s Seminar focused on the theme, “Emerging Regional Challenges.” The virtual seminar brought together the next generation of young military officers, diplomats, and academics from South and Central Asia. The seminar consisted of 8 sessions organized around themes relating to ongoing regional threats Read More >

NESA Center Conducts an Executive Seminar on Technology & Security

From 25 July to 5 August 2022, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies conducted an Executive Seminar that focused on how the security sector is informed by technological advances. The event’s topics included Autonomous/Unmanned Systems, Space, Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, Information, and Digital Infrastructure, among others. Special sessions on energy, the Indo Read More >