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  • 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...

  • Nov 11, 2011
    On November 7-8, 2011 the Peruvian CHDS alumni association held its 2nd Security and Defense Conference at the Westin Hotel in Lima. The conference was well attended by over 250 military and civilian participants, bringing together experts from throughout the security and defense field for a productive networking and professional development...

  • Nov 10, 2011
    On Thursday, November 3rd, the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS) hosted a half-day symposium for the benefit of members of the National Defense University (NDU) Foundation. A selection of CHDS subject experts participated in two panels of discussion, moderated by CHDS Dean Michael Gold-Biss, in which a lively and informative discourse...

  • Nov 08, 2011
    A delegation of 43 colonels from the Peruvian Army, participants in the Command and the Command and General Staff Courses from the Army War College visited CHDS. The visit, which was led by the school’s director, Brigadier General Luis Arroyo, was highlighted by an academic exchange and dialogue concerning defense and security topics. Professors...

  • Nov 07, 2011
    In a ceremony presided over by Dr. Richard Downie, the Director of the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, and the guest speaker, the honorable Paul McHale, the resident phase of the four advanced and one specialized courses was brought to a close. During this period, the advanced course on Civil-Political-Military Relationships and Democratic...

  • Nov 02, 2011
    To mark the event organized by the CEDEYAC to commemorate the 10th anniversary of its creation, the Director of CHDS, Dr. Richard Downie and the professors Pat Paterson and Manuel Lora participated in academic activities prepared for this occasion. Dr. Richard Downie acknowledged the initiative of the founders of the CEDEYAC that turned an...

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