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  • Mar 15, 2012
    The Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies hosted a forum on the topic of "Iran and the Americas" on Tuesday, March 13. The panel comprised Steve Johnson, Director of the Americas Program at CSIS; Judith S. Yaphe, Distinguished Research Fellow for the Middle East at INSS; Douglas Farah, Adjunct Fellow of the Americas Program at CSIS; and CHDS...

  • Mar 08, 2012
    CHDS Professors Pedro de la Fuente, Ricardo Hurtado, and Kevin Newmeyer worked with the Inter American Defense Board (IADB) to conduct a three day tabletop exercise from 6-8 March 2012 to assist the IADB in evaluating their plan for providing advice and information to the Organization of America States during natural disaster events in the...

  • Mar 05, 2012
    On February 10, 2012, Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernández presented Professor Howard J. Wiarda with the Orden de Colón, the highest honor bestowed by that government on a civilian. The ceremony was held at the National Palace in Santo Domingo. In honoring Dr. Wiarda, President Fernández spoke of his “inestimable contributions” to...

  • Feb 13, 2012
    CHDS, along with the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, the Near East and South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, and the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, are cosponsoring a four-day seminar on countering transnational threats and narcotics trade at the National Defense University. The symposium, which is taking place...

  • Feb 03, 2012
    On February 2, 2012, CHDS conducted a video teleconference with Guadalajara, Mexico, entitled "Transnational Organized Crime and Illicit Networks" presented by CHDS Professor Celina Realuyo. The event was co-hosted by the State of Jalisco's Citizen's Council on Public Safety and the Virtual University of the University of Guadalajara (UDG)...

  • Feb 02, 2012
    On February 1, Dr. Diane Villiers Negroponte of the Brookings Institute discussed her new book titled Seeking peace in El Salvador: "The Struggle to Reconstruct a Nation at the End of The Cold War" at the National Defense University in Washington, DC. This event, cosponsored by the NDU Foundation and the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies,...

  • Jan 21, 2012
    CHDS conducted a highly successful one and a half day National Security Policy Workshop (NSPW), Building Decision Elements for the National Security Strategy 2012-2016 in Trinidad and Tobago (Port of Spain on January 21-22, 2012. The Honorable Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar opened the event stressing the importance of the workshop as a part...

  • Jan 20, 2012
    On January 18, CHDS hosted the third in its series of Hemispheric Forums on the subject of the 2012 Mexico elections and their implications for US-Mexico security and foreign policy relations. Dr. Howard Wiarda, Director of Research and Publications; moderated the event; panelists included Dr. Richard Downie, Director; Dr. Patricia Escamilla-Ham...

  • Jan 19, 2012
    CHDS Assistant Professor Celina Realuyo was a guest on the Radio Bilingüe Linea Abierta Show (Spanish NPR), live from Radio Row at the Health Action 2012 summit on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. She joined host Samuel Orozco to discuss the prescription drug abuse epidemic in the US and the current threat from counterfeit drugs, particularly in...

  • Dec 10, 2011
    On December 5th, six Doctoral candidates from the Ph.D. program in Public Policy: National Security and Sustainable Development, from the University Alas Peruanas of Peru, visited CHDS in Washington, DC. The purpose of the visit was an academic exchange between the doctoral candidates and the professors from CHDS. During the visit there were three...

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