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  • Jul 17, 2012
    On June 18, more than 60 people from 18 countries of the Caribbean, Central and South America met online to began the three-week distance learning phase of the Caribbean Defense and Security Course (CDSC). Participants and facilitators reviewed, analyzed, and discussed readings, in preparation for the course’s intensive residential phase, July 16...

  • Jul 06, 2012
    Between April the 29th and June the 18th CHDS and Chile's National Academy for Political and Strategic Studies (ANEPE) held their first academic exchange in a program coordinated by both institutions. During the three-week period, students and professors from ANEPE shared readings, lectures, and ideas with CDHS professors. Initially using video...

  • Jun 29, 2012
    CHDS, in collaboration with the Colegio de Altos Estudios Estrategicos (CAEE), conducted a NationLab exercise from June 26 through 28 in San Salvador. The event, a core component of its Curso de Seguridad y Desarrollo Nacional, was attended by 56 persons, mostly civilians, from a variety of organizations. The course participants functioned as a...

  • Jun 25, 2012
    On June 20–22, 2012, the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies hosted a Senior Executive Dialogue (SED) on "National and Sub-Regional Strategies for Citizen Security in Central America," which convened 14 senior foreign officials at the vice-ministerial level representing the Ministries of Defense, Security, and Foreign Affairs from 6 of the 7...

  • Jun 20, 2012
    Between April the 29th and June the 18th CHDS and ANEPE–Chile held their first academic exchange in a program coordinated by both institutions. During the three-week period, students and professors from ANEPE–Chile shared readings, lectures, and ideas with CDHS professors. Initially using video conference technology, the two parties engaged in...

  • Jun 19, 2012
    CHDS in collaboration with the Mexican Secretariat of National Defense (SEDENA) conducted a week-long NationLab event from June 11 through 15 in Mexico to explore interagency response to major natural disasters. The event was hosted by the Escuela Superior de Guerra in Mexico City and included more than 40 Mexican general officers and several...

  • Jun 18, 2012
    From June 6 to 14, 2012, Colombia hosted the 9th annual FUERZAS COMANDO exercise at the Colombian National Training Center on Fort Tolemaida. During this time special operations forces from 21 countries engaged in an eight-day military skills competition, testing their physical strength and tactical abilities. The 17 grueling events are meant to...

  • Jun 08, 2012
    On June 6, 2012, Major General Jairo Alfonso Prieto Aponte, Director of the Escuela Superior de Guerra (Superior War College) of Colombia presented Dr. Michael Gold-Biss with the College’s highest honor The Military Medal "Escuela Superior de Guerra." The ceremony was held at CHDS during the visit of the Curso de Altos Estudios Militares (Higher...

  • Jun 08, 2012
    On June 6, CHDS hosted a visit by Colombia's CAEM (Curso de Altos studios Militares). The delegation was headed Major General Jairo Alfonso Aponte Prieto, Director of ESDEGUE (Escuela Superior de Guerra de Colombia), and was composed of 21 officers from the various services who will be Brigadier Generals and Rear Admirals next year. The CAEM...

  • May 10, 2012
    During a recent trip through Mexico and Honduras, US Vice President Joe Biden stated that although the idea of legalization was worth discussing, "there is no possibility the Obama/Biden administration will change its policy on legalization." On May 11 CHDS held the fifth in a series of Hemispheric Forums, focusing on illicit drug policies, during...

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