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Oman National Defence College Team Visits CISS

20 May, 2013

May 16, 2013 - A delegation from Oman National Defence College (NDC), which runs a Master Degree program in security and defence, recently met with staff from CISS and the University’s Business School.

The purpose of the meeting was to share perspectives on the current state of affairs in the Gulf and Indo-Pacific regions, and to learn more about CISS’s structure and mission. Discussions were also held on the possibility of future collaborations, including a CISS-hosted lectures series and an executive training course. 

The NDC delegates were:

Major General Salim Musallam Qatan: NDC Commandant Air Brigadier

Naser Juma Alzidjali: Strategic Directing staff Brigadier

Khamis Ali Al Alawi: Strategic Directing staff

Mr. Mahmood Ismael AlMahdi: Head of Support Department

Wing Commander Juma Said AlGaradi: Defence Studies Officer Squadron Leader

Majid Hamdan AlFarai: Office Director of NDC Commandant

Oman National Defence College team visit to CISS 


From CISS and the Business School, attendees were:

James Der Derian, Director of Centre for International Security Studies and Michael Hintze Chair of International Security Studies

Jing-dong Yuan, Associate Professor

Thomas Wilkins, Senior Lecturer

Leanne Piggott, Director, Business Programs Unit, Business School & Chair of Middle East Advisory Group

Sandra Margon, International Development Manager, Europe & Middle East, Office of the Vice-Chancellor