German Higher Officer’s Seminar

Group standing on steps
Group standing on steps
German Higher Officer’s Seminar group photo on 1 March 2023 at National Defense University in Washington D.C.


On 1 March 2023, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies hosted a German Higher Officer’s Seminar in Washington D.C. This seminar continues the proud tradition of hosting Washington Study visits of the German Staff Officer’s Course, the German War Course, and the Higher Officer’s Seminar in past years.

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Distinguished Research Fellow Dr. T.X. Hammes speaking to the group at the NESA Center German Higher Officer’s Seminar.

Sessions included presentations on “Technological Developments in Warfare” with Distinguished Research Fellow Dr. T.X. Hammes of The Institute for National Strategic Studies and “Perspectives on the Ukraine War” with Associate Professor David Des Roches of the NESA Center. After each presentation, participants and speakers were encouraged to further contribute to the discussion with an off-the-record question and answer (under Chatham House rules of non-attribution). The program was directed and operated by Senior Events Program Planner Benjamin Allgor, and the academic lead was Professor David Des Roches.


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