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Washington Seminar – “Redefining Security After COVID-19”

The NESA Center hosted a virtual Washington Seminar discussion titled “Redefining Security After COVID-19” on 13 August, 2020. NESA Assistant Professor Brianne Todd moderated the panel comprising of Professor Nora Bensahel, Egyptian Member of Parliament Dalia Youssef, and Professor Noha Bakr. Select officials and staff from NESA region partner-country embassies, and those from the embassies Read More >

Covid-19 and Security Issues at the NESA and Global Levels

Mourad Belhassen, NESA Alumnus and Director of Cultural Diplomacy and Strategic Planning, Tunisian MFA; former Ambassador of Tunisia to Indonesia Themes at the heart of the global security community debate: From the outset, it should be emphasized that the outbreak of the Coronavirus took many nations around the world by surprise, including those thought best Read More >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Privacy and Surveillance, Freedom and Censorship in the Digital Age

Governments in the NESA region have been grappling with the privacy-security dilemma and technology for many years. This quandary is becoming especially critical now as governments deal with the multiple public health and socioeconomic challenges of COVID-19. It heightens concerns about the national security implications of the use of emerging technologies such as facial recognition Read More >

Egypt in the Face of the Covid-19 Crisis: From the “Ban” to “Coexistence”

باللغة العربية Brigadier Gen (ret) Tarek Mohamed Galal,  NESA Alumnus and Senior Researcher, Crisis & Disaster Management Dept., Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC), Egyptian Cabinet As will be explained in further detail, Egypt has started to shift from a “ban” policy to a “coexistence” policy in the fight against Covid-19.  Early on, the Egyptian Read More >

NESA MARSEC Digital Series 4: IOR Digital Roundtable

The fourth digital session of NESA’s IOR Maritime Security Series focused on American experts and how they see the Indian Ocean Region amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.  The speakers represented various USG affiliated research institutions, private think tanks, and universities.  The conversation was moderated by Jeffrey Payne of NESA.  The conversation covered a wide range of Read More >

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