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SANDU Military Strategy Course

From 28 January–2 February 2024, Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies Professors Mark Bibbey and David Des Roches, supported by Matthew Holbert, NESA Program Manager, and Thomas Wagstaff, Academic Advisor, delivered the one-week Saudi War Course Strategy Module, to support the Saudi Armed Forces Command and Staff College in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Read More >

NESA Center Subject Matter Expert Lecture Series at the Royal Jordanian National Defense College

From 21- 23 January 2024, the NESA Center Professional Military Education (PME) Team enabled the delivery of three subject matter expert (SME) lectures to students and faculty at the Royal Jordanian National Defense College (RJNDC) outside Amman, Jordan.   Over the course of three days, students at the RJNDC attended a series of seminars and Read More >

Lebanese Embassy & NESA Center Engagement

As a follow-up to the Washington Embassy Orientation, a NESA Center team was invited to the Lebanese Embassy in Washington, D.C., to discuss future partnering and a restart of a Lebanese National Defense University (NDU). On 13 December 2023, NESA Center Professors Richard Wiersema and Jennifer Jefferis, Associate Dean Charles Marks, and Program Manager for Read More >

Nepal Ambassador and Defense Attaché Engagement with the NESA Center

On 7 December 2023, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies Acting Director COL David Lamm, USA (Ret.) and Academic Dean Dr. Roger Kangas hosted Nepal’s Ambassador Sridhar Khatri and Defense Attaché Brigadier Bhuwan Satyal, at NESA Center offices for discussions on collaboration opportunities and upcoming programs.   NESA faculty presented details Read More >

Defense Security Cooperation Agency and Near East South Asia Regional Center Engagement

On 27 November 2023, the Director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, James (Jim) Hursch, met with the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies. During the briefing, NESA Center Acting Director COL David Lamm, USA (Ret.) provided an overview of NESA’s programming and real-world examples of NESA’s positive impact on partners. Dr. Read More >

Sudan Orientation Program for the West Point Model Arab League

From 5–6 October 2023, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies hosted the West Point United States Military Academy (USMA) Model Arab League team at National Defense University in Washington, D.C. for an orientation program on Sudan. On Thursday, 5 October 2023, Professor David Des Roches gave presentations on Sudan, including Sudanese Read More >

SANDU Faculty Development & Transformation Support Workshop

From 2–11 October 2023, the NESA Center for Strategic Studies delivered a seven-day Faculty Development and Transformation Support Workshop to the Saudi Arabian National Defense University (SANDU) War Wing. The workshop was held at National Defense University in Washington, D.C. The War Wing Commandants, MG Sadd and MG Hassan, and twelve senior faculty attended the Read More >

Omani Chief of Staff Sultan Armed Forces Program

On 21 September 2023, the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies conducted a one-day program in Washington, D.C., with eight military officers from the Omani Chief of Staff Sultan Armed Forces. The day began with introductions and a welcome from NESA Center Acting Director COL David Lamm, USA (Ret.).   NESA Center Professors Read More >

2023 Royal Jordanian National Defense College Strategic Leadership Seminar

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From 21–30 August 2023, the NESA Center conducted the “Perspectives on Strategic Leadership Seminar” with students and faculty of the Royal Jordanian National Defense College (RJNDC) in Amman, Jordan. Seminar content and instruction was led by NESA Center Associate Dean Charles Marks and Professor Richard Wiersema. Training services on alumni resources and induction into the Read More >

NESA Center Seminar Builds Iraqi Senior Leadership Capabilities

From 7–18 August 2023, the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA) hosted a delegation of 32 senior Iraqi military officers and government officials for a two-week Iraqi General Officer Capstone Seminar in Washington, D.C. The Seminar, modeled on the U.S. Capstone Program, was designed to prepare Senior Leaders for the unique challenges Read More >