Alumni News

By Devin Hess | June 29, 2017

The U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has signed and sent the invitations to your Chiefs of Defense (CHOD) inviting you - the NDU IF Alumni - to the 2017 Quadrennial International Alumni Security Seminar & Reunion in Washington, D.C. MORE

By Simone Bak | November 17, 2016

Join fellow National Defense University graduates for a unique opportunity to discuss critical security issues in the world and connect with former classmates and colleagues. MORE

By Alyssa Lodge & Simone Bak | August 25, 2015

Several initiatives at National Defense University (NDU) this past year have highlighted the MORE

By NDU's first regional continuing education seminar in Latin America | March 12, 2015

NDU is pleased to announce our next Alumni Seminar will be held in Cartagena, Colombia on June MORE

By Simone Bak & Alyssa Lodge | February 20, 2015

CIA Map of Yemen, 2012In an effort to learn more about the developing security situation in Yemen, MORE

By Simone K. Bak | February 05, 2015

The National Defense University inducted Latvian Foreign Affairs Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs into the MORE
Academic News

By Simone Bak | November 17, 2016

Join fellow National Defense University graduates for a unique opportunity to discuss critical security issues in the world and connect with former classmates and colleagues. MORE

By Alyssa Lodge & Simone Bak | August 25, 2015

Several initiatives at National Defense University (NDU) this past year have highlighted the MORE

By Simone Bak & Alyssa Lodge | February 20, 2015

CIA Map of Yemen, 2012In an effort to learn more about the developing security situation in Yemen, MORE

By Sonja Lowe | July 20, 2014

To many people, a year is a long period of time; but to others, a year is brief and fleeting, with MORE
News Stories

The Passing of Brigadier General Muhammad Hasnain

By Devin Hess | July 19, 2017

This week NDU lost a dear friend and colleague, Brigadier General Muhammad Hasnain from Pakistan. He just recently graduated as a member of the CISA Class of 2017. General Hasnain was traveling from Lahore to Islamabad to assume command of his new unit when he lost his life in a terrible car accident.

General Muhammad Hasnain was a devoted father, husband, and an exceptional Army officer of the Pakistan Armed Forces. Arriving at NDU as a Lieutenant Colonel, he was to pin his first star in Islamabad the day of the auto accident. General Hasnain showed great promise and potential as another exemplary leader in his armed forces and country. General Hasnain was attentive and dedicated to the demands of his profession. Below is a testament of General Hasnain’s exceptional character, commitment to joint security cooperation, and extraordinary professionalism while attending NDU.

“Throughout the academic year, General Hasnain demonstrated great dedication and interest in his work, excellent analytical skills, and practical insights. This investment in time and effort is reflected in the quality of his final thesis, which is a standard-bearer for both academically oriented and policy-relevant work.”

“His presence was an important factor in enhancing the understanding of our American and International students and further integrating the importance of Pakistan in our strategic studies program.”

General Muhammad Hasnain is survived by his wife and four daughters.

Please keep General Hasnain, his wife and his four daughters in your thoughts and prayers. Notes of condolences can be sent to Faith Ssebikindu, Director of Continuing Engagement, at faith.ssebikindu.civ@gc.ndu.edu and they will be forwarded along to the family.