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  • Oct 05, 2012
    On October 5th, the Washington Security and Defense (WSDS) Seminar concluded, closing out a week of enriching lectures and group discussions attended by 63 participants who, based in the DC metropolitan area, represent 19 nations from the Americas. The popular WSDS seminar brings together civilian and military policy professionals to examine...

  • Sep 28, 2012
    On Friday, September 28, high-ranking officials representing both the Canadian and the US government joined CHDS Director Dr. Richard Downie for a luncheon celebrating the Honorable Peter MacKay, Canada’s Minister of National Defense and a 2012 recipient of the William J. Perry Award for Excellence in Security and Defense Education. Mr. MacKay...

  • Sep 28, 2012
    On September 26 and 27, 2012, CHDS Professor Celina B. Realuyo taught a seminar on the nexus between terrorism and crime at the Peruvian Army Intelligence College in Lima, Peru. The seminar, organized by CHDS alumnus General Augusto Álvarez, was attended by 49 Peruvian Army Officers and 1 Brazilian army officer at the Lieutenant Colonel level...

  • Sep 27, 2012
    On September 27, an audience composed of government officials, policy professionals, and academics gathered at the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS) in Washington, D.C., to listen to the views of a prestigious panel of Venezuela experts in anticipation of the upcoming presidential election in that country. In October, the Venezuelan...

  • Sep 21, 2012
    On Thursday, September 21, 2012, the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS) presented the 2012 William J. Perry Award for Excellence in Security and Defense Education to two deserving institutions, the Regional Security System (RSS) based in Barbados and the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC) based at Fort...

  • Sep 21, 2012
    On September 21, the participants and CHDS professors from two courses assembled in the Abraham Lincoln Hall Auditorium as one group for a final time. Two sessions of the course on Combating Transnational Organized Crime and Illicit Networks in the Americas (CTOC) and one session of the course on Terrorism and Counterinsurgency (TCI) comprised a...

  • Sep 14, 2012
    Participants in the Fall CHDS Countering Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC) Course were treated to a special guest lecture on Friday, September 14, given by Dr. Álvaro Briones, representing the Organization of American States (OAS). Dr. Briones has served as an ambassador of the Chilean government and currently directs the Public Security...

  • Sep 11, 2012
    On September 10, the residential phase of the CHDS course on Counter Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC) and Illicit Networks began in Washington, DC. This two-week classroom phase was preceded by three intense weeks of distance learning through Blackboard. CHDS Director Dr. Richard Downie welcomed the 32 participants, who come from 15 different...

  • Sep 11, 2012
    The 22nd iteration of the CEDEYAC (Curso de Dirección Estratégica para la Defensa y Administración de Crisis) course began on August 28, with the participation of 45 students of various backgrounds, including government officials, officers from the armed forces and national police, and entrepreneurs. CHDS usually supports CEDEYAC courses through...

  • Sep 07, 2012
    On September 5, 17 students from Brazil, Colombia, Spain, El Salvador, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, and Peru started the residential phase of the Advanced Course on Terrorism and Counterinsurgency (TCI) at CHDS in Washington, DC. The course is taught by Professor Alejandro Arbeláez and General Carlos Ospina. CHDS Director Dr. Richard Downie welcomed...

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