Center News

  • 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...

  • May 02, 2012
    On May 2, 2012, CHDS received a visit by Commander Julio Hang, Director of the Institute for International Security and Strategic Affairs in Argentina. CMDR Hang, a retired Argentine general, is a CHDS Distinguished Visiting Scholar. Using the breadth of his knowledge as a leading expert in the field of Argentine security policy, Mr. Hang had...

  • Apr 30, 2012
    Forty-two students from 14 different countries completed the 2012 Perspectives on Homeland Security and Defense (PHSD) course in Colorado Springs on Friday, 27 April. The students spent the second week of the two-week course examining how US Northern Command (NORTHCOM) manages homeland security and homeland defense issues. The students heard from...

  • Apr 30, 2012
    From April 9-27 CHDS conducted the Defense Policy Course (ADP) for the students of Class 51 from the Inter-American Defense College. The course had as a general objective that of deepening the participants' understanding in defense policy development. Towards this goal, the participants undertook an in-depth study of international relations,...

  • Apr 27, 2012
    CHDS was honored to host a visit by Mexico’s Center for Higher Naval Studies (CESNAV), on April 24. The delegation was led by the Center's director, Admiral Carlos Federico Quinto Guillén, and the coordinator of the master’s program, Captain Adalberto Arauz Arredondo, in addition to two professors and 36 students from the program. The CESNAV...

  • Apr 25, 2012
    Students and staff from the 2012 Perspectives on Homeland Security and Defense (PHSD) course moved into the second phase of the course by flying to Colorado Springs from Washington, DC on Saturday, 21 April 2012. Following an intensive first week of lectures, panels, and group discussions in Washington, DC, the group headed to the U.S. Northern...

  • Apr 24, 2012
    On Thursday, April 19, 2012, the CHDS Alumni Association in El Salvador held an academic lecture as part of its regular videoconferencing series with CHDS. Professor Evan Ellis presented the lecture via VTC to an audience of 56 people composed of students attending the Armed Forces Staff and Command College of El Salvador, alumni and professors...

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