Center News

  • Nov 30, 2012
    On November 27, Dr. Alejandro Arbelaez, who is departing CHDS after several years of service to return to Colombia, was honored yesterday by the US Department of Defense. Dr. Arbelaez was presented with the Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award and was named a Distinguished Member Emeritus of CHDS at a short ceremony at the Center presided...

  • Nov 19, 2012
    During the week of November 5 2012, CHDS conducted its NationLab exercise in Mexico City, in conjunction with its Mexican partner institution, the Centro de Estudios Superiores Navales (CESNAV). The event was an interactive strategic-level wargame, designed to provide hands-on learning in the formulation of national policy, and the formulation and...

  • Nov 14, 2012
    Following three intense weeks of coursework, CHDS Director Dr. Richard Downie brought to a close the residence phase of three advanced courses and one specialized course, which was attended by 59 students from throughout the Hemisphere (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica,...

  • Nov 02, 2012
    After a slight delay caused by Hurricane Sandy, General Rogelio Cano and more than sixty students from Paraguay’s Institute of Higher Strategic Studies (Instituto de Altos Estudios Estratégicos [IAEE]) visited the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies. The students represent a cross section of military officers, police officers, and senior...

  • Nov 02, 2012
    On October 23, 2012, CHDS Professor Evan Ellis spoke to students of the Security Assistance Management SCM-o-1-13 course for the Defense information Systems Acquisition Management school (DISAM) on the topic of "Extra-Regional Actors in Latin America," at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. The course is conducted by the US government...

  • Oct 22, 2012
    On October 22, CHDS conducted the second event in the 2012 NationLab exercise with the Centro de Estudios Superiores Navales (CESNAV), the senior War College of the Mexican Navy. The event, a two and a half hour videoconference, trained participants on the use of influence diagramming to analyze the problem of transnational organized crime in the...

  • Oct 19, 2012
    CHDS Assistant Professor Celina Realuyo was invited to speak at the first-ever Latin American Women in Business and Leadership Conference held on October 17–18 in Bogotá, Colombia. The two-day event convened more than 350 women from the public, private, academic, and nonprofit sectors from across the Western Hemisphere. To kick off the forum, UN...

  • Oct 17, 2012
    As an integral part of the academic program for the Colombian National Police, the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies implemented a week-long course for 37 police officers at the levels of Colonel and Lieutenant Colonel who were selected for promotion to the next highest level. This program, which started in 2008, is designed to support the...

  • Oct 16, 2012
    On October 15, CHDS Director Dr. Richard Downie welcomed 45 students from 18 countries in the hemisphere to the Center for the residence phase of three advanced courses. The three courses are: Governance, Governability, and Security in the Americas taught by Dr. Michael Gold-Biss; Civi-Political-Military Relations and Democratic Leadershiptaught...

  • Oct 10, 2012
    On the evening of October 10, 2012, CHDS conducted the first event in the 2012 NationLab exercise with the Centro de Estudios Superiores Navales (CESNAV), the senior War College of the Mexican Navy. The event, a 3-hour videoconference, presented participants with an orientation to the activity itself, as well as the system dynamics methodology...

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