Hollings Center Bilateral Relations Dialogues cover consequential and challenging topics that link Muslim-majority nations and the United States. Dialogues center on looking for beneficial areas of partnership…
Hollings Center Regional Policy Dialogues cover critically relevant topics that link regions together on under-discussed matters of foreign policy.  These dialogues seek collective answers and approaches…  
The Hollings Center’s Higher Education Dialogue series fosters cooperation between universities and other institutions of learning through the exchange of ideas, expertise and best practices… 

 

The Hollings Center initiative on Collective & Human Security evaluates critical security issues, ranging from the challenges of extremism to regional conflict. The initiative aims to find proactive and positive solutions…

 

The Hollings Center’s initiative on Resource Resiliency aims to foster cooperative solutions to questions of sustainable development. Dialogues focus on issues of water, energy, food, and health…

 

 Responsible Business

The Hollings Center’s series on Responsible Business explores economic factors and business initiatives to create more productive and peaceful communities. The series explores the links in the global economy…

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Recent Highlights

Debating International Relations in Central Asia

Earlier in 2020, the Hollings Center through its small grants program, co-sponsored a project with Crossroads Central Asia and experts Shairbek Dzhuraev and Eric McGlinchery. The purpose of the project was to contribute to an informed debate and dialogue on international relations in Central Asia, with a particular focus on evolving modes of engagement of…

Outcome-Based Education in Afghanistan

In Afghanistan’s higher education system, Professional Development Centers (PDCs) are the core entities that function within universities to enhance the academic, professional and organizational capabilities of higher education institutions. These structural bodies are tasked with an important mission to offer capacity-building programs for the faculty members and administrative staff on continuous basis. They aim to…

Podcast: The Covid-19 and Political Transition in Kyrgyzstan

This program is the second in a series of podcasts on Central Asian international relations that aims to discuss key events and developments in the region and in its engagement with the world.  The podcast is part of a project by Dr. Eric McGlinchey and Dr. Shairbek Dzhuraev on debating the region’s relationships.  The podcast…

Youth, Peace and Security Nexus: Perceptions Toward Youth

From global climate change demonstrations and strikes to protests against ruling elites, corruption, and inequality, the world witnessed mass youth protests in the last year. Despite youth’s remarkable political mobilization, their messages are often devalued or ignored. This is mainly related with the contradictory perceptions of youth as being ‘troublemakers’ or ‘victims’, or ‘agents of…

International Virtual Master Trainers Workshop

In the spring of 2020, colleges and universities around the globe experienced sudden disruption from the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. What followed could be considered the first global crisis in higher education, with over 200 million enrolled students experiencing unplanned shifts to remote learning, while instructors, administrators, and officials were forced to execute quickly…

 


Recent Reports

Charting the New Media Landscape

The way we receive information—whether it is the news, data about our surroundings, commercial information, or simply personal communication—has drastically changed with the permeation of internet and digital technologies into our daily lives. The rise of social media platforms has radically altered how we consume information and news throughout the world, for better or worse….

Megacities

The United Nations report World Urbanization Prospects 2018 describes a megacity as a city of 10 million or more inhabitants.[1] By that definition, the number of megacities will increase from 10 in 1990 to an estimated 43 in 2030 globally, hosting nearly 9 percent of the world’s population.[2] Spanning five continents, megacities present numerous economic, demographic,…

Economic Diversification in the GCC

In all six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries[1], the bulk of government revenues comes from hydrocarbons. Despite the recent rise in the price of oil, some countries in the GCC face a harsh economic outlook due to unemployment, high debt levels, and strained financial markets. In addition to the socioeconomic challenges, GCC countries are likely…