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View from Egypt: Government Approach to Reopening the Economy

Brigadier Gen (ret) Tarek Mohamed Galal, NESA Alumnus and Senior Researcher, Crisis & Disaster Management Dept., Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC), Egyptian Cabinet بالعربية The coronavirus pandemic has resulted not only in widespread health crises and human suffering, but also dire global economic consequences. While many countries were able to reopen their economies after Read More >

Women in Peace and Security Roundtables

On July 14 and July 21, the NESA Center hosted discussions on Women Peace & Security gathering participants from Morocco, Sri Lanka, and Egypt with diverse backgrounds in civil society, government, and international politics. NESA professor Dr. Gawdat Bahgat facilitated the discussion The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals offers a suitable lens through which to Read More >

Roundtable Discussion with Jordanian Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Dina Kawar

On July 21, the NESA Center hosted the Jordanian Ambassador to the United States, Her Excellency Dina Kawar for a roundtable discussion attended by NESA Faculty and representatives of various United States Government agencies. The discussion covered regional topics and the Coronavirus pandemic. Participants were able to ask questions and engage in frank, not-for-attribution conversation Read More >

Executive Seminar “Managing New Technology and Security”

From 13 July through 17 July, NESA hosted an Executive Seminar on emerging technology and its impacts on international security. The seminar was attended by 38 foreign service and military officers from 18 countries. During the seminar, participants identified developments in technology such as social media, unmanned aerial vehicles, hypersonic missiles, artificial intelligence, and new Read More >

Redefining Security Post-Covid-19

NESA Professor Anne Moisan continued the NESA-AFRICOM virtual roundtable series on July 16 with a select group of alumni and an AFRICOM representative.  Four presenters were asked to examine a number of issues that impact the shift from hard security and the military to a broader range of security issues in North Africa amidst the Read More >

Maritime Security Series: China’s Outreach in the Western Indian Ocean Region

The sixth digital session of NESA’s IOR Maritime Security Series focused on China’s outreach in the Western Indian Ocean Region.  Speakers were Dr. Jonathan Fulton of Zayed University, Dr. Christopher Yung, Dean of the War College at Marines Corps University, and Ms. Carice Witte, Executive Director of SIGNAL.  The conversation covers China’s interests in the Read More >

Washington Seminar: “Making Sense of the U.S. Media Landscape in 2020”

The NESA Center hosted a virtual Washington Seminar discussion titled “Making Sense of the U.S. Media Landscape in 2020” on 9 July, 2020. The event featured a panel discussion, followed by a question-and-answer session, with NPR Pentagon reporter Tom Bowman, Northwestern Professor Stephanie Edgerly, and Pew Research Director Katerina Matza. The event was attended by 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 >

Europe’s Maritime Perspectives between the Suez and Malacca

NESA’s Jeffrey Payne hosted another edition of the Digital Maritime Series on 01 July, “Europe’s Maritime Perspectives between the Suez and Malacca.” In this digital discussion of the Indian Ocean Region, the perspectives of European powers are discussed by prominent experts, including Dr. Antoine Levesques and Mr. Viraj Solonaki of IISS, Ms. Veerle Nouwens of Read More >

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