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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 >

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 >

NESA Center and Azerbaijan National Defense University Engagement

On 15 July 2023, a Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies delegation composed of Professor Richard E. Wiersema and Associate Dean Charles B. Marks met with Major General Arif Hasanov, who is the Deputy Director of the National Defense University for Science and the Director of the Military Scientific Research Institute, at Read More >

Negev Forum Regional Security Working Group: “Opportunities for Enhancing Collective Security in the Middle East and North Africa”

On June 5–8, 2023, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, in support of the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy and the Department of State, hosted the first-ever Negev Forum Regional Security Working Group (RSWG) regional security seminar in Washington, DC. The seminar provided a venue for participants from Read More >

NESA Hosts Army War College Strategic Staff Ride Seminar

On 16 May 2023, the Near East South Asia Center hosted Dr. John Nagl and twelve academic year 22–23 Army War College students from Carlisle Barracks for discussions on contemporary Iranian strategy and U.S. Middle East policy under the Biden Administration. Dr. Mahsa Rouhi, from the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), delivered summary remarks Read More >

Royal Jordanian National Defense College Curriculum Review and 2023 Strategic Planning Meetings

From 8–9 May 2023, The NESA Center Professional Military Education (PME) Team met with leadership and faculty from the Royal Jordanian National Defense College (RJNDC) on their campus outside of Amman, Jordan. During the meetings, both parties finalized a written agreement establishing continuous NESA-RJNDC collaboration supported by the U.S. Military Assistance Program at the U.S. Read More >