Upcoming Programs 2017-2018

Browse through the NESA Center’s Upcoming Programs for the 2017-2018 year in Washington, DC. For more information on registration, please contact the Registrar’s Office.

Executive Seminar (ES 01-18), 23 OCT–03 NOV 2017

“NESA 2030”

This seminar will examine how the NESA region will look in the coming decade. The discussion will focus on strategic and socio-economic forces that will shape changes in the region. Which forces are potentially destabilizing and which ones could offer opportunities for stability?


Senior Executive Seminar (SES 01-18), 05 FEB–09 FEB 2018

“Policy and Strategy in World Conflicts”

This seminar will examine the ongoing regional conflicts in the NESA region, as well as the roles of major powers such as Russia, China, and Europe in these conflicts.  What are the implications for decision-makers from the NESA countries and what options are available for conflict resolution?


Executive Seminar (ES 02-18), 05 MAR–16 MAR 2018

“The Next Era of Innovation”

Technological innovation forces states to evolve the means by which they preserve national security and protect national interests.  As we look to the future, how will interests among major world powers play out through the next generation of scientific advances?


Combating Transnational Threats Senior Executive Seminar (CT 01-18 CTFP), 30 April–11 May 2018

“From Transition to Action in the Second Year and Onward”

This seminar looks at the impact of combined/collective efforts to constrain, defend against, and alter the effects from human and drug trafficking, terror financing, and networking amongst violent extremists. The NESA Center offers an opportunity, through this program, for security professionals to discuss how best to counter transnational threats.


Executive Seminar (ES 03-18), 10 SEP–21 SEP 2018

“Re-Imagining Security in the NESA Region”

For years, scholars and policy officials note that we must re-evaluate how nations look at security, moving away from traditional state-focused approaches to more transnational “human security” concerns. This seminar will examine how states define their security – and what measures are being taken to address it.