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  • 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...

  • Sep 06, 2012
    From August 27 to 28 the CHDS Peruvian Alumni Association held their third annual conference on hemispheric defense and security. Major General (ret.) Jorge Chávez, president of the association, delivered the opening address, inviting the participants to put into practice the ideas and proposals generated throughout the conference. General Chávez...

  • Aug 22, 2012
    On August 22, nearly 45 officials who are enrolled in two courses at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC) visited CHDS. CHDS’s Dean of Students and Outreach, Major General John Thompson, greeted the delegation, headed by WHINSEC Commandant Colonel Glenn Huber. General Thompson emphasized the fundamental role of the...

  • Aug 17, 2012
    On August 13-17, the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies held a course in Nassau, The Bahamas, on Countering Transnational Organized Crime, with the participation of 22 officials from the Bahamian government and 5 from Turks and Caicos. The participants examined the topic from both the regional and local perspectives, including drug trafficking...

  • Aug 10, 2012
    On August 8th, CHDS had the pleasure of hosting a visit with Dr. José Luis Prado Maillard, the Director of the Department of Law and Criminology at the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León in Mexico. Dr. Prado had traveled to Washington, D.C., to complete academic agreements with several local universities. Mr. Alfredo Ibarra, an alumnus of CHDS,...

  • Jul 27, 2012
    Thirty-two participants in the Masters in Defense and National Security of the Graduate School for Advanced Strategic Studies (EGAEE) of the Dominican Republic participated in an academic program on July 26 at the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies. The delegation is in Washington on a school trip, led by General Miguel Cordero Mejia Director...

  • Jul 17, 2012
    On June 18, more than 60 people from 18 countries of the Caribbean, Central and South America met online to began the three-week distance learning phase of the Caribbean Defense and Security Course (CDSC). Participants and facilitators reviewed, analyzed, and discussed readings, in preparation for the course’s intensive residential phase, July 16...

  • Jul 06, 2012
    Between April the 29th and June the 18th CHDS and Chile's National Academy for Political and Strategic Studies (ANEPE) held their first academic exchange in a program coordinated by both institutions. During the three-week period, students and professors from ANEPE shared readings, lectures, and ideas with CDHS professors. Initially using video...

  • Jun 29, 2012
    CHDS, in collaboration with the Colegio de Altos Estudios Estrategicos (CAEE), conducted a NationLab exercise from June 26 through 28 in San Salvador. The event, a core component of its Curso de Seguridad y Desarrollo Nacional, was attended by 56 persons, mostly civilians, from a variety of organizations. The course participants functioned as a...

  • Jun 25, 2012
    On June 20–22, 2012, the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies hosted a Senior Executive Dialogue (SED) on "National and Sub-Regional Strategies for Citizen Security in Central America," which convened 14 senior foreign officials at the vice-ministerial level representing the Ministries of Defense, Security, and Foreign Affairs from 6 of the 7...

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