About the Center


The world has become irreversibly connected and interdependent. Only those institutions that understand this profound transformation can excel. This philosophy underlies the deep commitment by the Center for Strategic & Diplomatic Studies (CSDS) to increase the awareness of our students about this transformation and to prepare them to succeed in this new environment.

The CSDS plays an important role supporting USF as it establishes itself as a globally engaged institution. The Center has become the stage where influential thinkers and dignitaries come to share their visions and enlighten our community about key global challenges.

The CSDS has been successful in organizing many international conferences and "Conversations on Global Security." An increasingly large number of students, faculty and members of the local community have participated in our programs. The CSDS, in collaboration with the Patel College of Global Sustainability, will soon begin offering a Graduate Certificate in Global Strategy and Decision Making.

Our programs, along with many published articles and interviews given by our team at the CSDS, have significantly increased the national and international visibility and the academic prestige of our university. They have also helped with its student recruitment efforts.

In short, not only has the CSDS brought the world to USF, we have also taken USF to the world.

Become a CSDS member today and join us as we strive to achieve new levels of academic excellence.

Mohsen Milani, Professor and Executive Director