Center News

  • Sep 19, 2008
    Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas' Security Affairs Paul McHale was the keynote speaker at the CHDS "Defense Support to Civil Authorities in the Western Hemisphere Conference" that is being held in Crystal City, Virginia, September 16-18. In a well-received presentation, McHale likened effective anti-disaster...

  • Aug 02, 2008
    On July 29-31, the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies cosponsored, together with the Panamanian Ministry of Government and Justice, a conference on "Critical Security and Defense Challenges in Mesoamerica: Regional, Governmental and Private Perspectives." The event offered several critical insights into the problems being faced by Central...

  • Jul 25, 2008
    On July 24, Uruguayan Minister of National Defense José Bayardi spoke at a CHDS Face-to-Face Encounter event on the topic of "The Uruguayan Ministry of Defense – Views on Regional Security." Bayardi told the group that the fight of against terror must be embraced by the entire democratic community, and that "what causes insecurities among...

  • Jul 23, 2008
    Under the auspices of American University’s School of International Service (SIS) and the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS) a conference on human rights and democracy issues was held at the AU campus on July 22. The event, a brainstorming session for a collaborative effort between SIS and CHDS, focused on gathering insights and...

  • Jun 30, 2008
    On June 26-28, six CHDS faculty and staff participated in the Armed Forces & Society Conference held in Santiago, Chile, by the Research Committee (RC 24) of International Political Science Association. The conference, one of the more visible and noteworthy conferences on security and defense in Latin America this year, was heavily attended by...

  • Jun 21, 2008
    Doctor Carol Fuller, career diplomat who heads the Secretariat of the Organization of American States Inter-American Committee Against Terrorism (CICTE, for its initials in Spanish), offered the commencement address to the CHDS's Inter-Agency Coordination and Combating Terrorism (ICCT) course that ended June 20. Center Director Richard Downie told...

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