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  • Sep 14, 2012
    Participants in the Fall CHDS Countering Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC) Course were treated to a special guest lecture on Friday, September 14, given by Dr. Álvaro Briones, representing the Organization of American States (OAS). Dr. Briones has served as an ambassador of the Chilean government and currently directs the Public Security...

  • Sep 11, 2012
    The 22nd iteration of the CEDEYAC (Curso de Dirección Estratégica para la Defensa y Administración de Crisis) course began on August 28, with the participation of 45 students of various backgrounds, including government officials, officers from the armed forces and national police, and entrepreneurs. CHDS usually supports CEDEYAC courses through...

  • Sep 11, 2012
    On September 10, the residential phase of the CHDS course on Counter Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC) and Illicit Networks began in Washington, DC. This two-week classroom phase was preceded by three intense weeks of distance learning through Blackboard. CHDS Director Dr. Richard Downie welcomed the 32 participants, who come from 15 different...

  • Sep 07, 2012
    On September 5, 17 students from Brazil, Colombia, Spain, El Salvador, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, and Peru started the residential phase of the Advanced Course on Terrorism and Counterinsurgency (TCI) at CHDS in Washington, DC. The course is taught by Professor Alejandro Arbeláez and General Carlos Ospina. CHDS Director Dr. Richard Downie welcomed...

  • Sep 06, 2012
    From August 27 to 28 the CHDS Peruvian Alumni Association held their third annual conference on hemispheric defense and security. Major General (ret.) Jorge Chávez, president of the association, delivered the opening address, inviting the participants to put into practice the ideas and proposals generated throughout the conference. General Chávez...

  • Aug 22, 2012
    On August 22, nearly 45 officials who are enrolled in two courses at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC) visited CHDS. CHDS’s Dean of Students and Outreach, Major General John Thompson, greeted the delegation, headed by WHINSEC Commandant Colonel Glenn Huber. General Thompson emphasized the fundamental role of the...

  • Aug 17, 2012
    On August 13-17, the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies held a course in Nassau, The Bahamas, on Countering Transnational Organized Crime, with the participation of 22 officials from the Bahamian government and 5 from Turks and Caicos. The participants examined the topic from both the regional and local perspectives, including drug trafficking...

  • Aug 10, 2012
    On August 8th, CHDS had the pleasure of hosting a visit with Dr. José Luis Prado Maillard, the Director of the Department of Law and Criminology at the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in Mexico. Dr. Prado had traveled to Washington, D.C., to complete academic agreements with several local universities. Mr. Alfredo Ibarra, an alumnus of CHDS,...

  • Jul 27, 2012
    Thirty-two participants in the Masters in Defense and National Security of the Graduate School for Advanced Strategic Studies (EGAEE) of the Dominican Republic participated in an academic program on July 26 at the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies. The delegation is in Washington on a school trip, led by General Miguel Cordero Mejia Director...

  • 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...

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