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The 8th Great Power Competition Conference

From 27–28 September 2023, the Global and National Security Institute (GNSI) at the University of South Florida (USF), in collaboration with the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, held the 8th Great Power Competition (GPC8) Conference titled “The Future and Ethics of Uncrewed and Autonomous Warfare.” The GPC Conference was the leading event of the larger GNSI Tampa Read More >

Washington Seminar Discussion – May 2023

On 10 May 2023, the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies hosted a Washington Seminar Discussion at the Army-Navy Club in downtown Washington, D.C. The seminar presented a conversation between Dr. Gawdat Bahgat (Professor, NESA Center) and Dr. Seth Center (Deputy Envoy for Critical and Emerging Technology, U.S. Department of State). The main Read More >

The 6th Great Power Competition Conference

On 8 December 2022, the University of South Florida (USF), in collaboration with the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, held the 6th Great Power Competition (GPC) Conference titled “Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: Implications for the Central Region.” This conference belongs to a series of seminars that focus on Great Power Competition Read More >

Pakistan National Defense University Engagement

From 11–15 June 2022, the NESA Center hosted a delegation from Pakistan’s National Defense University visiting Washington, D.C. The 20 participants included faculty and students from both the military and the civilian interagency in Pakistan, culminating their year-long course of study. The group also included four officers from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Saudi Arabia who Read More >

Washington Embassy Orientation Seminar 01-22

From 18–22 October 2021, the NESA Center conducted the Washington Embassy Orientation, attended by diplomats and defense attachés from over nineteen countries. This 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 were advised Read More >