Center News

  • Jun 20, 2012
    Between April the 29th and June the 18th CHDS and ANEPE–Chile held their first academic exchange in a program coordinated by both institutions. During the three-week period, students and professors from ANEPE–Chile shared readings, lectures, and ideas with CDHS professors. Initially using video conference technology, the two parties engaged in...

  • Jun 19, 2012
    CHDS in collaboration with the Mexican Secretariat of National Defense (SEDENA) conducted a week-long NationLab event from June 11 through 15 in Mexico to explore interagency response to major natural disasters. The event was hosted by the Escuela Superior de Guerra in Mexico City and included more than 40 Mexican general officers and several...

  • Jun 18, 2012
    From June 6 to 14, 2012, Colombia hosted the 9th annual FUERZAS COMANDO exercise at the Colombian National Training Center on Fort Tolemaida. During this time special operations forces from 21 countries engaged in an eight-day military skills competition, testing their physical strength and tactical abilities. The 17 grueling events are meant to...

  • Jun 08, 2012
    On June 6, 2012, Major General Jairo Alfonso Prieto Aponte, Director of the Escuela Superior de Guerra (Superior War College) of Colombia presented Dr. Michael Gold-Biss with the College’s highest honor The Military Medal "Escuela Superior de Guerra." The ceremony was held at CHDS during the visit of the Curso de Altos Estudios Militares (Higher...

  • Jun 08, 2012
    On June 6, CHDS hosted a visit by Colombia's CAEM (Curso de Altos studios Militares). The delegation was headed Major General Jairo Alfonso Aponte Prieto, Director of ESDEGUE (Escuela Superior de Guerra de Colombia), and was composed of 21 officers from the various services who will be Brigadier Generals and Rear Admirals next year. The CAEM...

  • May 10, 2012
    During a recent trip through Mexico and Honduras, US Vice President Joe Biden stated that although the idea of legalization was worth discussing, "there is no possibility the Obama/Biden administration will change its policy on legalization." On May 11 CHDS held the fifth in a series of Hemispheric Forums, focusing on illicit drug policies, during...

  • May 09, 2012
    On May 9, 2012, the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS) had the honor of receiving a group from Mexico’s Colegio de Defensa Nacional (National Defense College, CDN) at the National Defense University’s Abraham Lincoln Hall. Dr. Richard Downie, CHDS Director, and Dr. Luis Bitencourt, CHDS Dean of Academics, welcomed the group headed by...

  • May 08, 2012
    As part of the outreach activities carried out in the region’s countries by the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS), Professors Manuel Lora and Michael Gold-Biss presented a full program of activities in Paraguay between April 30th and May 5th, which were designed to strengthen the collaborative academic relationships between diverse...

  • May 07, 2012
    From April 30th to May 5th, the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies had the satisfaction of presenting a module on Defense and Security Policy to the participants in the National Strategic Planning and Execution Masters course of the Institute of Superior Strategic Studies of Paraguay. These modules that CHDS presents are inserted into academic...

  • May 07, 2012
    This week is designated by the United States Congress as Public Service Recognition Week. On behalf of the CHDS leadership team, I wish to publically thank the hard working members of CHDS for all they do in support of the CHDS mission. Those who have visited the Center or seen our team conduct activities around the Western Hemisphere know the...

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