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  • Apr 24, 2012
    On Thursday, April 19, 2012, the CHDS Alumni Association in El Salvador held an academic lecture as part of its regular videoconferencing series with CHDS. Professor Evan Ellis presented the lecture via VTC to an audience of 56 people composed of students attending the Armed Forces Staff and Command College of El Salvador, alumni and professors...

  • Apr 17, 2012
    Forty students from fourteen countries assembled at the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS) in Washington DC on Monday, April 16 for the fourth rendition of the Perspectives on Perspectives on Homeland Security and Defense (PHSD). The goal of the course is to permit participants to analyze and compare different perspectives on homeland...

  • Apr 03, 2012
    On April 3, CHDS bade farewell to retiring Vice Admiral Ann E. Rondeau, president of the National Defense University. Admiral Rondeau will be retiring from NDU after 5 years of excellent leadership. After thanking Admiral Rondeau for her support of CHDS from the beginning of her term up until the present, CHDS Director Dr. Richard Downie presented...

  • Mar 30, 2012
    On March 29, the 2012 Strategy and Defense Policy (SDP) course celebrated the end of its in-resident classes with a dinner at the Gadsby's Tavern, located in historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, just south of Washington, DC. Rear Admiral (ret.) Manuel Lora, course director, offered a summary of the three-week course while highlighting the...

  • Mar 28, 2012
    On March 27, Peruvian Minister of Defense Alberto Otárola Peñaranda visited NDU and CHDS, as part of an official visit to the United States, which will include a meeting with Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta. Minister Otárola was greeted by CHDS Director Dr. Richard Downie and RADM Douglas McAneny, USN, Commandant of the National War College...

  • Mar 27, 2012
    Twenty-seven members of the U.S. Marine Corps War College (MCWAR) arrived at CHDS to enhance their understanding about security issues in Colombia and Brazil. Their day began with a brief presentation by Dr. Luis Bitencourt that aimed to help participants to contextualize Brazil and Colombia security policy alternatives. This was followed by a...

  • Mar 26, 2012
    On March 26, former President of Colombia Álvaro Uribe began his two-day visit to CHDS with a roundtable discussion on the subject of Colombia during and after his administration. CHDS Director Richard Downie moderated the discussion, which was attended by members of the faculty, as well as other specialists in Latin American policy. Dr. Downie...

  • Mar 20, 2012
    General Charles H. Jacoby, Jr., Commander North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command (NORAD and USNORTHCOM) stopped by the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies on 13 March to welcome the Strategy and Defense Policy (SDP) class of 2012. This three-week course which began on 12 March and continues through 30 March...

  • Mar 20, 2012
    On March the 13th, CHDS was pleased to receive a delegation from the Mexican Secretariats of Defense (SEDENA) and Navy (SEMAR). Joining us from SEMAR were RADM José Luis Arellano Ruíz, the SEMAR S-2, and RADM Sergio Antonio Islas Sánchez, the SEMAR S-3. Joining us from SEDENA were COL José Alfredo Ortega Reyes, Deputy S-2, and COL Hector Delgado...

  • Mar 20, 2012
    Sixth-three students from 20 countries of the Americas and the United States arrived at CHDS on 12 March 2012 to attend the three-week Strategy and Defense Policy Course. This course is designed to help participants develop and expand their competence in analyzing and working with planning and resource management in the security/defense sector...

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