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Uzbekistan Group Meetings

From 12–16 December 2022, the NESA Center team of Dean Dr. Roger Kangas, Distinguished Professor Dr. Hassan Abbas, and Research Assistant Michelle Hanssen visited Tashkent, Uzbekistan to hold a series of meetings and visits that focused on reconnecting with Uzbek partners after the Covid-19 hiatus. With particular emphasis on the Strategic Studies Network Central Asia Read More >

The Pakistan Conference: 75 Years of Independence

From 29–30 November 2022, the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute at Harvard hosted a conference titled, “The Pakistan Conference: 75 Years of Independence” in Cambridge, MA, co-sponsored by the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies and the American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS).   The conference featured panel discussions with Read More >

Washington Embassy Orientation Seminar 2022

From 17–21 October 2022, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies conducted a Washington Embassy Orientation (WEO) Seminar in Washington, D.C. The week-long orientation, titled “Working in Washington,” featured a range of speakers, including diplomats, national security professionals, academics, business leaders, and journalists. As newly arrived foreign government representatives in Washington, participants Read More >

NESA Center Seminar on Academia, Media, & National Security in Pakistan

On Tuesday, 13 September 2022, to better understand the relationship between media and security, as well as ways academia can play a role, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, in collaboration with the Islamabad-based, think tank Jinnah Institute, convened a day-long event on “Academia, Media, and National Security in Pakistan” at the Marriott Read More >

Dynamics of Countering Human Trafficking in Southwest Asia and the Gulf Seminar

From 28 August – 01 September 2022, the NESA Center conducted a seminar titled “Dynamics of Countering Human Trafficking in Southwest Asia and the Gulf.” The four-day hybrid workshop was held in Muscat, Oman.   This seminar was designed to help participants assess, analyze and identify opportunities to effectively counter human trafficking in South Asia Read More >