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Israel Indo-Pacific Roundtable Virtual Workshop

From 27–28 March 2024, the NESA Center for Strategic Studies held an inaugural Israel Indo-Pacific Roundtable Virtual Workshop on Zoom. The workshop provided a venue for participants from Israel and across the Indo-Pacific region to discuss shared interests, identify new areas for cooperation, and strengthen their partnerships.   NESA Center Associate Professor Dr. Michael Sharnoff, Read More >

NESA-AFRICOM Transnational Threats Part II/II: A Look at Shared Illicit Activities – Illegal Mining, Cultural Smuggling, and Wildlife Crime Online Round Table

On 4 October 2023, NESA Center Professor Anne Moisan and Academic Specialist Fahad Malaikah conducted the “Transnational Threats: A Look at Shared Illicit Activities – Illegal Mining, Cultural Smuggling, and Wildlife Crime” Online Round Table, the last in the series of in-person and online sessions for 2023. This specific session was Part II/II with NESA-AFRICOM Alumni from Read More >

The NESA Center Launches Online, On-Demand Courses for Alumni

On 23 May 2023, The NESA Center announced the launch of its online, on-demand courses for alumni through the GlobalNET Learning Management System (LMS).   There are currently 26 courses available. The courses are self-paced and cover a wide range of security topics including  Great Power Competition, Law of Armed Conflict, Violent Extremism, Maritime Security, Read More >

MARSEC Digital Series: Tensions in the Indo-Pacific

On Thursday, 6 April 2023, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies hosted a digital chat with 25 NESA alumni on “Tensions in the Indo-Pacific.” Assistant Professor Jeffrey Payne led the conversation that marks the first of what will be an ongoing set of digital conversations focused on maritime security issues and Read More >

The 6th Great Power Competition Conference

On 8 December 2022, the University of South Florida (USF), in collaboration with the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, held the 6th Great Power Competition (GPC) Conference titled “Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: Implications for the Central Region.” This conference belongs to a series of seminars that focus on Great Power Competition Read More >

Silk Road Future Leaders Program: Emerging Regional Challenges

On 15–18 August 2022, the NESA Center hosted an informative Silk Road Future Leaders 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 >

Beyond the Geopolitics of the Quad

From 4 to 6 May 2022, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, in cooperation with the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS), the National Maritime Foundation, the Australian National University, and the Japanese Institute of International Affairs (Tokyo), conducted a workshop titled “Beyond the Geopolitics of the Read More >

USF and the NESA Center Host the 5th Great Power Competition Conference

On 28–29 April 2022, The University of South Florida (USF) College of Arts and Sciences and the Near East and South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies hosted the 5th Great Power Competition Conference titled “The Future of National Security After 9/11: Where We are We Now? Where Will We be in 10 Years?” The semi-annual conference was dedicated to the Read More >

Combating Transnational Threats Senior Executive Seminar

21–25 March 2022, the Near East South Asia Center (NESA) hosted a Combating Transnational Threats Senior Executive Seminar (CTSES) titled “The Importance of Non-State Actors.” The seminar started off with an introduction and welcome from Course Director and NESA Center Professor Dr. Gawdat Bahgat, NESA Center Academic Dean Dr. Roger Kangas, and NESA Center Director Read More >

NESA Maritime Series: Indian Ocean Region Underwater Challenges Workshop

From 21 to 23 March 2022, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies conducted a digital workshop that explored underwater security challenges in the wider Indian Ocean Region (IOR). The discussions discussed topics pertaining to military/security concerns, cyber and technological components, environmental considerations, and private sector perspectives on the underwater domain. Participants Read More >