Center for Strategic and Diplomatic Studies

The Center for Strategic & Diplomatic Studies (CSDS) conducts cutting-edge research on global and national security issues and develops academic programs dealing with diplomacy, strategy and leadership. It seeks to serve as a bridge among academia, the private sector and the government, breaking the walls that have traditionally separated them.

The Center for Strategic & Diplomatic Studies conducts the “Conversation Series on Global Security,” which brings to the university leading experts and diplomats for an in-depth conversation on global security. It organizes conferences and highly specialized workshops about international affairs, and endeavors to produce non-ideological and non-partisan policy recommendations that contribute to international peace and harmony. It is currently developing an academic program on Global Leadership.

Dr. Mohsen Milani is the Executive Director of the Center for Strategic & Diplomatic Studies. To see his recent work click here>>


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USF World Statement Regarding Recent Events in Paris
January 7, 2016
The University of South Florida is deeply saddened by the terror attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015. Our sympathies go out to the French people, our French community here at USF and all those who lost loved ones or were shaken by these events. USF maintains a constant watch on world events in order to give our students, staff and faculty the best advice we can. If you are currently traveling abroad and wish to reestablish your travel and security or seek further clarity around your current travel plans, please contact Ben Chamberlain, International Risk and Safety Officer, in USF World who will be an excellent resource for you. Similarly, we recognize that members of the USF system community may be traveling internationally during 2016 and we want to reassure you that USF World monitors world events and maintains a 24/7 International Assistance Line (1-813-317-5815) for your use. You may also choose to contact Ben at bchamberlain@usf.edu and he can assist you in ensuring you have appropriately considered your safety.  As a reminder, please refer to the USF related student and business travel guidelines and services on our website. Wishing the USF community safe travels, Roger Brindley, Vice Provost and Associate Vice President, USF World
September 24, 2015
Dr. Milani discusses President Manour Al-Hadi’s trip to Yemen in an interview with Radio Farda and VOA TV | Listen Here
September 22, 2015
Dr. Milani discusses Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in an interview with Radio Farda and VOA TV | Listen Here
September 21, 2015
Dr. Milani assesses the environment in Iran for attracting foreign investments in an interview with VOA Dari | Read More
September 19, 2015
On a round table discussion, Dr. Milani discusses the Syrian civil war | Listen Here
September 17, 2015
Dr. Milani discusses why Republicans failed to scuttle Iran’s nuclear deal in an interview with Radio Farda and VOA TV | Listen Here
September 15, 2015
Dr. Milani discusses the future of Iran-US relations in an interview with Radio Farda and VOA TV | Listen Here
September 10, 2015
Dr. Milani discusses the Syrian crisis and the role Iran, Russia, and US play in Syria role in an interview with Radio Farda and VOA TV | Listen Here
September 8, 2015
Dr. Milani discusses the Iran nuclear deal in an interview with VOA TV | Watch Here
September 8, 2015
Dr. Milani discusses the latest moves by the Senate Republicans to scuttle the Iran nuclear deal in an interview with Radio Farda and VOA TV | Watch Here

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