Center News

  • Apr 10, 2013
    Convergence: Illicit Networks and National Security in the Age of Globalization , which includes articles by CHDS professor Celina Realuyo, looks at illicit networks around the world and was sponsored by the Center for Complex operations (CCO), SACEUR/EUCOM Admiral Stavridis, and the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). According to the Center for...

  • Feb 14, 2013
    On February 6, an audience composed of government officials, policy professionals, and academics gathered at the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies in Washington, DC, for an exciting and timely panel discussion on the ongoing peace negotiations between the Colombian government and the FARC insurgent group. A prestigious panel composed of noted...

  • Feb 12, 2013
    On Monday, February 11, CHDS started a special Defense Policies course for students at the Inter-American Defense College (IADC). The course will last three weeks, from February 11 to March 1, and will explore themes of international relations, strategy, instruments, and conceptual methodologies, and the formulation, implementation, and evaluation...

  • Feb 07, 2013
    Over the next four weeks, 62 participants in the Strategy and Defense Policy (SDP) Course will analyze and discuss theories and concepts in preparation for the resident phase of the course, which will be hosted in Washington, DC. Their unique professional experiences, as well as their cultural backgrounds, is expected to enrich the level of...

  • Feb 05, 2013
    On Wednesday, February 6, CHDS hosted a panel discussion on the topic of the Peace Negotiations in Colombia. The forum was moderated by Eric Farnsworth, Vice President of the Americas Society/Council of the Americas. Panelists included Carlos Urrutia, Colombian Ambassador to the United States; David Spencer, CHDS Assistant Professor of National...

  • Jan 18, 2013
    On January 17, 2013, outgoing DASD Frank O. Mora participated in the Colleagues for the Americas event at the Institute for National Strategic Studies, after which he was honored by CHDS Director Richard Downie for his friendship and service to the center. Downie presented Mora with a certificate attesting that Mora demonstrated exemplary support...

  • Dec 31, 2012
    On December 17, CHDS Assistant Professor for Security and Defense Celina Realuyo was interviewed by Chelis Lopez for Radio Bilingue’s Noon (West Cost Time) program on the HSBC money laundering/terrorist financing case that resulted in a fine of $1.92 billion, the largest ever levied by the U.S. Department of Justice. The 30-minute live program...

  • Dec 05, 2012
    From November 27 to 30 the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies engaged in various academic programs in Asunción, Paraguay. Forty-five officials from the defense and other sectors participated in a three-day workshop on White Papers, organized with the National Defense Council (CODENA) and the Ministry of Defense. CHDS faculty also presented...

  • 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...

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