Senior Executive Seminar: Global & Regional Power Competition
From 15-19 November 2021, the Near East South Asia Center (NESA) hosted a virtual Senior Executive Seminar titled “Global and Regional Power Competition.” The seminar started off with welcomes from Course Director Dr. Michael Sharnoff, NESA Center Academic Dean Dr. Roger Kangas, and NESA Center Director LTG Terry A. Wolff, USA (Ret.). The five-day seminar series focused on great power competition, its history, recent developments, and how it impacts key policy areas – particularly in the NESA region.
Discussion sessions were led by NESA Center Professor Col Daniel Curfiss, USMC (Ret.), NESA Center Professor Amb. Ali Jalali, NESA Center Professor Mr. Jeffrey Payne, NESA Center Deputy Director COL (Ret.) David Lamm, NESA Center Professor Ms. Anne Moisan, and facilitators from leading institutions. Sessions covered larger thematic issues such as the military’s role in great power competition and climate change as well as more granular discussions of security developments within specific regions and rising regional powers such as Iran and Turkey. Discussions on regional issues provided participants with a detailed overview of the history of regional powers, the factors that are influencing their political and strategic planning, and the instruments by which they project power and engage with great power competition.
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