Center News

  • Aug 19, 2013
    The Perry Center is honored to have been selected as a winner of the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility. This prestigious award, part of the national When Work Works project administered by Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), recognizes employers...

  • Jun 25, 2013
    On Thursday, June 20, 2013, CHDS held an unveiling ceremony for the portrait of the National Heroes of Jamaica, Mr. Norman Washington Manley (seated left) and Mr. Alexander bustamante (seated right). The portrait is now on display in the Hall of National Heroes at CHDS. Many thanks to MAJ (ret) George Benson, CDSC Adjunct Professor and Jamaica...

  • Apr 30, 2013
    On April 9, 2013, the book Atlas of Security and Defense of Mexico 2012 was officially presented, the result of the collective work of several authors of the Collective of Analysis of Security with Democracy (CASEDE, by its acronym in Spanish) in Mexico, among them the graduate Raúl Benítez Manaut (REDES 2003), President of CASEDE, and professor...

  • Apr 10, 2013
    Convergence: Illicit Networks and National Security in the Age of Globalization , which includes articles by CHDS professor Celina Realuyo, looks at illicit networks around the world and was sponsored by the Center for Complex operations (CCO), SACEUR/EUCOM Admiral Stavridis, and the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). According to the Center for...

  • Feb 14, 2013
    On February 6, an audience composed of government officials, policy professionals, and academics gathered at the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies in Washington, DC, for an exciting and timely panel discussion on the ongoing peace negotiations between the Colombian government and the FARC insurgent group. A prestigious panel composed of noted...

  • Feb 12, 2013
    On Monday, February 11, CHDS started a special Defense Policies course for students at the Inter-American Defense College (IADC). The course will last three weeks, from February 11 to March 1, and will explore themes of international relations, strategy, instruments, and conceptual methodologies, and the formulation, implementation, and evaluation...

  • Feb 07, 2013
    Over the next four weeks, 62 participants in the Strategy and Defense Policy (SDP) Course will analyze and discuss theories and concepts in preparation for the resident phase of the course, which will be hosted in Washington, DC. Their unique professional experiences, as well as their cultural backgrounds, is expected to enrich the level of...

  • Feb 05, 2013
    On Wednesday, February 6, CHDS hosted a panel discussion on the topic of the Peace Negotiations in Colombia. The forum was moderated by Eric Farnsworth, Vice President of the Americas Society/Council of the Americas. Panelists included Carlos Urrutia, Colombian Ambassador to the United States; David Spencer, CHDS Assistant Professor of National...

  • Jan 18, 2013
    On January 17, 2013, outgoing DASD Frank O. Mora participated in the Colleagues for the Americas event at the Institute for National Strategic Studies, after which he was honored by CHDS Director Richard Downie for his friendship and service to the center. Downie presented Mora with a certificate attesting that Mora demonstrated exemplary support...

  • Dec 31, 2012
    On December 17, CHDS Assistant Professor for Security and Defense Celina Realuyo was interviewed by Chelis Lopez for Radio Bilingue’s Noon (West Cost Time) program on the HSBC money laundering/terrorist financing case that resulted in a fine of $1.92 billion, the largest ever levied by the U.S. Department of Justice. The 30-minute live program...

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