Center News

  • Nov 18, 2010
    52 participants from 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean complete the residence phase of the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies' Advanced Courses 2010. The three courses, Advanced Civil-Political-Military Relations and Democratic Leadership (ACPMR), Governance, Governability and Security in the Americas: Responses to Illicit...

  • Oct 20, 2010
    Before a select group of attendees, the Deputy Commander of the Colombian Armed Forces, General Gustavo Matamoros, gave a presentation at CHDS that focused on the key aspects of Colombia’s process of reinforcing governability which, during the presidency of President Álvaro Uribe, became known as democratic security, a term that continues to be...

  • Sep 24, 2010
    During the week of 30 August – 3 September, the CHDS team of Mr. Kevin Newmeyer, Dr. Evan Ellis, Lt. Col. Carlos Berrios, and Mr. Steve Meyer traveled to Montevideo, Uruguay to conduct the exercise event “NationLab Uruguay 2010,” in conjunction with CHDS 's partner institution in Uruguay, el Centro de Altos Estudios Nacionales (CALEN). NationLab...

  • Sep 24, 2010
    On 23 September 2010, the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies was pleased to welcome back a former distinguished colleague and the current Chilean Minister of Defense, Jaime Ravinet. Mr. Ravinet engaged the audience of over one-hundred with a brief but thorough description of both the changing circumstances in the Chilean security sector as...

  • Aug 26, 2010
    The Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS) has selected U.S. General John Galvin and former Uruguayan Defense Minister Dr. José Bayardi in the individual category and the Mexican Center for Superior Naval Studies (CESNAV) in the institutional category for the 2010 William J. Perry Award for Excellence in Security and Defense Education. In...

  • Aug 19, 2010
    On August 18th, the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS) NationLab team conducted a three-hour videoconference with the Centro de Estudios Superiores Navales (CESNAV) of the Mexican Navy (SEMAR), as part of NationLab Mexico 2010. The video conference was the first in a series of events for this year’s NationLab effort, with the purpose of...

  • Aug 02, 2010
    On July 5-9, a Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS) team facilitated a special staff team from the Guatemalan National Security Council in their evaluation of the country's National Security Policy and the development of a model for monitoring the implementation of that policy. As part of that process, the Guatemalan group identified...

  • Jul 30, 2010
    "More than 90 percent of the crimes committed in El Salvador are the work of gang members. Today, in order to be a member of one of these criminal groups, it’s necessary to commit at least one homicide, and in some cases, up to six." These were a few of the statements made by the country’s defense minister, Gen. David Munguía Payés, during his...

  • Jun 22, 2010
    From 24-28 May 2010, the CHDS team of Kevin Newmeyer, Evan Ellis, Guillermo Pacheco and Boris Saavedra conducted a NationLab exercise for students of Class 49 of the InterAmerican Defense College. The event was a role-playing exercise focused on strategy, negotiation, and the use of the instruments of the Inter-American system in responding to a...

  • May 27, 2010
    On May 21, the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS) co-hosted a one-day conference with the Office of National Drug Control Policy, headed by Director R. Gil Kerlikowske, on “Countering Illicit Trafficking Activities in the Western Hemisphere: Possible Strategies and Lessons Learned.” The invitation-only event brought together US...

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