Center News

  • Jul 17, 2011
    El 12 de julio de 2011, el CHDS recibió a un grupo de estudiantes del Colegio de Altos Estudios Estratégicos, quienes realizan una visita a la ciudad de Washington DC, una semana antes de su graduación. El CAEE es una organización con gran influencia en la región, y su misión es la de educar a los líderes civiles y militares. El gran éxito de esta...

  • Jun 08, 2011
    On June 6 the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies welcomed its 8th Interagency Coordination and Combating Terrorism course (ICCT). With seventy three participants from nineteen countries, this ICCT is one of the most diverse courses the Center has hosted, as the variety of professional backgrounds represented includes civilian officials from a...

  • May 20, 2011
    The Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies hosted "Caribbean Defense and Security Challenges in the Twenty-First Century," an Advanced Policymaking Seminar (APS) in Bridgetown, Barbados, from 11 to 13 May. The event provided an opportunity for regional experts, CHDS alumni, and invited policymakers to address key security and defense related...

  • May 13, 2011
    On May 12th the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies hosted a group of 71 faculty and students from the Mexican Navy's Centro de Estudios Superiores Navales (Center for Superior Naval Studies – CESNAV) headed by Admiral Carlos F. Quinto Guillen at the National Defense University’s Abraham Lincoln Hall University. The Dean of Academics, Dr. Luis...

  • May 12, 2011
    On May 11th the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies hosted a group of faculty and students from the Guatemalan Army’s Centro de Altos Estudios Estratégicos (High Strategic Studies Center – CAEE), a six-month course headed by Colonel José Cotzajay Chacón, at the National Defense University’s Abraham Lincoln Hall. The course consisted of 20...

  • May 10, 2011
    The CHDS Dean of Academics addressed the 42 representatives of 17 countries that attended the 2011 Perspectives on Homeland Security and Defense Course on the issues arising from the 9-11 attacks. During the course, the students participated in a series of lectures and seminars in Washington, DC and Colorado Springs, Colorado that addressed policy...

  • May 09, 2011
    On May 5th the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies received a group of 60 faculty and students from the Mexican Colegio de Defensa Nacional (National Defense College – CDN) headed by Brigadier General Ernesto Aguilera Casados, at the National Defense University’s Abraham Lincoln Hall. The group was welcomed by the CHDS Director, Dr. Richard...

  • Apr 08, 2011
    Friday morning, the 1st of April, the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies was honored to have the former President of Colombia, Dr. Alvaro Uribe Velez, as a guest presenter at the National Defense University's Abraham Lincoln Hall on the topic of "Leadership and Democratic Security." President Uribe was also the CHDS Perry Award recipient in...

  • Feb 27, 2011
    The Strategy and Defense Policy course has finished after three weeks of intense academic activities in Washington, DC and three previous weeks of distance learning via Blackboard. The awarding of diplomas was carried out by the Director of the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies as well as General (ret.) Barry McCaffrey acting as the guest...

  • Feb 16, 2011
    The increased presence of women in our Strategy and Defense Policy course, with 24 women constituting 32% of all participants, demonstrates their increasing participation in the security and defense sectors. This also reflects the regional reality where a growing number of high-level posts, including the role of minister of defense, are being...

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