National Security Workshop (NSW)

1.     Background   NSW is a capstone endeavour of National Defence University (NDU), Islamabad. NDU feels proud to have organized 17 workshops since 2003. NSW is aimed at enabling the senior leadership from various segments of the society in understanding national security issues and policy formulation processes. Participants of NSW form a unique blend of notables including politicians/parliamentarians, senior civil and military officers and prominent members from the civil society. The scope of this workshop embodies discussion on fundamentals and attributes of strategy and statecraft, their relevance to Pakistan's security, elements of National Power and their impact on national interests, impact of socio-political environment and economy on National Security, role of Pakistan's Foreign Policy, role of Military Power in National Security and the formulation of Defence Policy and National Security Policy in the context of comprehensive security.

2.      Aim    To provide a platform to senior leaders from various segments of society to discuss and comprehend the dynamics of national security of Pakistan.

3.     Scope    The scope of this workshop embodies: -

  1. To study the apex of transforming global order, evolving dimensions of international, regional and domestic environment, and understand the impact of different policy initiatives on the security of Pakistan.
  2. To understand the intrinsic and environmental driven challenges & opportunities for Pakistan, analyse policy options to mitigate challenges and capitalise on the opportunities to realise its potentials.
  3. To study the concept of comprehensive national security, understand its different dimensions, process of national security policy formulation in some of the major countries and Pakistan.
  4. To exercise participants in formulation of National Security Policy in the current international, regional and domestic environment with a view to consolidate understanding.
  5. Visit the provincial capitals (Governors, CM Sectt’s & State Institutions), Svc HQ, SPD and Def Industry to gain firsthand knowledge of the organizational and structural aspects.

4.     Study Modules.   The national security workshop covers the following study modules: -

  1. Module Transforming World order: International, regional and domestic environment.
  2. Module Challenges and opportunities for Pakistan.
  3. Module Concept and imperatives of Comprehensive National Security
  4. Module Inland Visits.
  5. Module Ex: Pakistan Paindabad.

5.    5. Link to NSW :

  1. A Brief Introduction
  2. Application Form

For queries please contact followings: -


Office: 051-9260651-52 Ext 32163

Deputy Director  KC&PP

Office: 051-9260651-52 Ext 5267

Staff Officer

Office: 051-9260651-52 Ext 5279

Research Associate

Office: 051-9260651-52 Ext 5715