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Executive Seminar

ICSR_NY_MG_8967These flagship courses seek to stimulate dialogue on strategic issues affecting the Near East South Asia region among national security professionals. Topics include U.S. foreign policy; the current and future regional strategic issues; counterterrorism; the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and disaster management.

Senior Executive Seminar

TerryTailored to the needs of senior policymakers, and shorter than the executive seminar, this course brings general and flag level military officers and their civilian counterparts (ambassadors and assistant ministers) to Washington for workshops focusing on the key foreign policy issues currently facing the region.

Combating Transnational Threats

Designed for security practitioners, these seminars seek to build capacity and enhance regional partnerships. Key themes include defining transnational threats, regional terrorism, evaluation of regional and local responses, sharing of best practices, and strategies for cooperation.

Welcome Students

The Registrar’s office is the primary point of contact for all candidates for courses, conferences and seminars conducted by the NESA Center. Application and registration forms for these events, plus other academic activities, should be sent to the Registrar’s office.

Foreign Nationals

Invitations for NESA Center courses, conferences, and seminars are sent to the designated Federal Governments through official channels within the US Embassy in the nation’s capital or to the appropriate representative embassy … Read More

US Gov Military or CIV Employees

A limited number of slots are reserved in each seminar for U.S. Government officials. U.S. Government officials must provide a completed registration form, résumé  …. Read More

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Strategic Studies Network

An initiative of the NESA Center, the Strategic Studies Network (SSN) is a partnership of over seventy institutions dedicated to interdisciplinary study of politics, natural resources, economics, diplomacy, and military power. In order to help develop regional solutions to regional problems, the goal of SSN is to encourage think tanks in developing policy-relevant research with frank and informed dialogue on security challenges facing the region.

Parking & Fort McNair Access

NESA is located on the campus of National Defense University, in the 3rd floor of Lincoln Hall. NESA participants are provided transportation, but ample parking can be found in front of Lincoln Hall (Bldg 64) if needed. For individual entry onto Fort McNair without a military or federal employee ID, use the gate at 2nd & Q St SW and be sure to allow ample time for vehicle inspection. Details on getting to Fort McNair are available here.