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Saudi Arabia National Guard Command and Staff College Program

From 18 to 24 April 2024, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies held sessions supporting the students of the Saudi Arabia National Guard (SANG) Command and Staff College. Commencing at the NESA Center at the National Defense University (NDU) in Washington, D.C., the SANG Command and Staff College students met with Read More >

SSN: Environmental Security Seminar

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The Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies held its “Strategic Studies Network (SSN) Environmental Security” seminar in Washington, D.C., from 22–24 April 2024 for 21 participants from 18 countries.   The three-day seminar had the goal of bringing together participants to better understand the history and significance of climate change. Through presentations Read More >

NESA Center Faculty Conduct a Third Annual Strategic Dialogue with the Armenian National Defense Research University

From 18–21 March 2024, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies convened a seminar-based dialogue on national strategic issues led by NESA Center faculty members Academic Dean Dr. Roger Kangas, Dr. Gawdat Bahgat, Professor Richard Wiersema, and Associate Dean Charles Marks. This engagement brought together 41 participants from the Armenian National Defense Read More >

Combating Transnational Threats Senior Executive Seminar “Technological Innovation & Security Challenges in the NESA Region”

From 22–26 January 2024, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies hosted a Combating Transnational Threats Senior Executive Seminar (CTSES) titled “Technological Innovation & Security Challenges in the NESA Region,” held at National Defense University in Washington, D.C.   The five-day CTSES engaged 33 participants from 24 countries, including Armenia, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Djibouti, Read More >

Executive Seminar: Strategic Competition & Regional Cooperation

From 4–15 December 2023, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies hosted the Executive Seminar (ES) “Strategic Competition and Regional Cooperation.” Throughout the two-week virtual event, the NESA Center hosted representatives from all over the world to discuss different topics in security and strategic studies. The NESA Center invited several experts with Read More >

Washington Embassy Orientation & Washington Seminar 2023

From 30 October to 3 November 2023, the NESA Center for Strategic Studies ran a Washington Embassy Orientation (WEO) combined Washington Seminar at the Army Navy Club in Washington D.C. The WEO engaged 48 participants from 25 countries and the Washington Seminar had 53 participants from 26 countries.   The week-long orientation was titled, “This 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 >

U.S.-Turkiye Track II Talks

On 9–10 October 2023, the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies in partnership with the Middle East Institute (MEI) held track II talks between the United States and Türkiye in Ankara. The U.S. delegation included Randa Slim (MEI), Robert Ford (former Ambassador to Algeria and Syria), David Hale (former Ambassador to Jordan, Lebanon, Read More >