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Our Mission

To enhance security in the Near East and South Asia by building sustained, mutually beneficial relationships; fostering regional cooperation on security issues; and promoting effective communications and strategic capacity through free and candid interaction in an academic environment.


Our Vision

To build sustained, engaged communities of influence and partnership among security professionals and leaders in the NESA region.


Achieving the Mission

Achieving the mission of developing influence in the region requires sponsoring foundational seminars, primarily in Washington, D.C. and establishing a forward office in the region.

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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


NESA Center is located on Fort McNair Joint Military Base. The base is open 24-hours a day. Valid identification is needed to get on base. We are located on the 3rd floor of Lincoln Hall (Bldg 64).

Parking Stucture

Parking is located in front of Lincoln Hall (Bldg 64). The parking lot has ample of parking spaces. In the event the lot is full, there are other parking spaces around the campus to park

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Executive Seminar

These 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

Tailored 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 Seminar

Designed for CT practitioners—those involved in this issue on a daily basis—these seminars seek to build capacity and enhance regional partnerships. Key themes include: defining transnational threats; regional terrorist threats; assessing regional, sub-regional and national responses; tools, strategies and best practices for combating terrorism; strategies for enhancing national and regional cooperation; and a case study/capstone experience.

Media Services

View our video’s and publications. Different array of publications by our renown professors. View More



Since its inception in 2000, the NESA Center has sustained meaningful dialogue and substantive communication with over 4,200 alumni from every country in the Near East and South Asia region. In keeping with NESA’s core mission, the Alumni Office strives to foster opportunities for dialogue, to nurture the continuing exchange of ideas, and to strengthen ties with our diverse alumni community. The Center’s seminars are designed not only …. Read More