climate change

2023 Lebanese Armed Forces Seminar

From April 10–14, 2023, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies hosted a seminar titled “An Evolving World Order” at National Defense University (NDU) in Washington, DC. The program was designed to provide an academic setting in which these officers could examine ideas...

Executive Seminar: Maritime Security in the NESA Region & Beyond

From 30 January to 10 February 2023, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies conducted an Executive Seminar (ES) focused on the maritime domain and the challenges/threats that exist there. The seminar’s proceedings included conversations on autonomous/unmanned systems, the...
Mongolian Sand and Dust Storms’ Impacts on Asia-Pacific Environmental Security

“Mongolian Sand and Dust Storms’ Impacts on Asia-Pacific Environmental Security” is the latest research paper for Security Nexus, DKI APCSS’ academic journal. The author, Dr. J. Scott Hauger, is an environmental expert and former faculty member at DKI APCSS. According to his research,...

NESA Center Strategic Studies Network MENA Workshop

The Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies held a Strategic Studies Network (SSN) meeting in Manama, Bahrain, from 14–16 March 2023. Twelve representatives of civil society from the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region participated in a roundtable discussion. NESA Center...

NESA-AFRICOM 2023 Workshop Series and NESA Center Women, Peace, and Security E-Book Release

From 29 April – 6 May 2023, the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies, in partnership with U.S. Africa Command, held three back-to-back workshop series in Bangkok, Thailand, for senior government and civilian security experts and a “whole of society” approach from 24...

Dr. Hassan Abbas, Dr. Roger Kangas, John “Jack” H. Gill
NESA-IISS South Asian Security Forum in Bahrain

25 to 27 March 2022 – The NESA Center and its partner, the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), co-hosted the sixth annual South Asian Strategic Forum in the Kingdom of Bahrain. This unique Track 1.5 dialogue brought together 40 participants from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan,...

Senior Executive Seminar: Climate Change and Security

From 14–18 November 2022, the Near East South Asia Center (NESA) hosted a Senior Executive Seminar (SES) titled “Climate Change and Security.” The seminar started with a welcome and introduction from Course Director Dr. Gawdat Bahgat and then a welcome from Acting Director COL David Lamm, USA...

Senior Executive Seminar: Global & Regional Power Competition

From 15-19 November 2021, the Near East South Asia Center (NESA) hosted a virtual Senior Executive Seminar titled “Global and Regional Power Competition.” The seminar started off with welcomes from Course Director Dr. Michael Sharnoff, NESA Center Academic Dean Dr. Roger Kangas, and NESA...

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NESA Center Update: October–December 2022

The NESA Center October–December 2022 Update focuses on Near East South Asia Region trends regarding climate change. The update also highlights October through December 2022 NESA Center programs & events, faculty & staff engagements, alumni contributions, and upcoming...

Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Report: "Climate-Smart Education Systems Framework"

On 6 April 2023, Global Partnership for Education (GPE) released the paper "Toward Climate-Smart Education Systems: A 7-Dimension Framework for Action," which proposes a seven-dimension framework to leverage potential entry points and address gaps within national education systems to...

Thoughts on US- UAE agreement on Green Energy

Speaking to Prolific Solutions, I discuss the UAE's long involvement in green energy and its recent agreement with the US.

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