Center News

  • Mar 20, 2012
    Sixth-three students from 20 countries of the Americas and the United States arrived at CHDS on 12 March 2012 to attend the three-week Strategy and Defense Policy Course. This course is designed to help participants develop and expand their competence in analyzing and working with planning and resource management in the security/defense sector...

  • Mar 20, 2012
    General Charles H. Jacoby, Jr., Commander North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command (NORAD and USNORTHCOM) stopped by the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies on 13 March to welcome the Strategy and Defense Policy (SDP) class of 2012. This three-week course which began on 12 March and continues through 30 March...

  • Mar 19, 2012
    On Monday March 5, 2012 the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies hosted His Excellency Andres Allamand Zavala, Minister of Defense of Chile. Several senior Chilean defense officials accompanied him, including Subsecretary of Defense Oscar Izurieta and Lieutenant General Hernan Marodones, Chief of the Chilean Joint Staff. Minister Allamand...

  • Mar 15, 2012
    The Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies hosted a forum on the topic of "Iran and the Americas" on Tuesday, March 13. The panel comprised Steve Johnson, Director of the Americas Program at CSIS; Judith S. Yaphe, Distinguished Research Fellow for the Middle East at INSS; Douglas Farah, Adjunct Fellow of the Americas Program at CSIS; and CHDS...

  • Mar 08, 2012
    CHDS Professors Pedro de la Fuente, Ricardo Hurtado, and Kevin Newmeyer worked with the Inter American Defense Board (IADB) to conduct a three day tabletop exercise from 6-8 March 2012 to assist the IADB in evaluating their plan for providing advice and information to the Organization of America States during natural disaster events in the...

  • Mar 05, 2012
    On February 10, 2012, Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernández presented Professor Howard J. Wiarda with the Orden de Colón, the highest honor bestowed by that government on a civilian. The ceremony was held at the National Palace in Santo Domingo. In honoring Dr. Wiarda, President Fernández spoke of his “inestimable contributions” to...

  • Feb 13, 2012
    CHDS, along with the Africa Center for Strategic Studies, the Near East and South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, and the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, are cosponsoring a four-day seminar on countering transnational threats and narcotics trade at the National Defense University. The symposium, which is taking place...

  • Feb 03, 2012
    On February 2, 2012, CHDS conducted a video teleconference with Guadalajara, Mexico, entitled "Transnational Organized Crime and Illicit Networks" presented by CHDS Professor Celina Realuyo. The event was co-hosted by the State of Jalisco's Citizen's Council on Public Safety and the Virtual University of the University of Guadalajara (UDG)...

  • Feb 02, 2012
    On February 1, Dr. Diane Villiers Negroponte of the Brookings Institute discussed her new book titled Seeking peace in El Salvador: "The Struggle to Reconstruct a Nation at the End of The Cold War" at the National Defense University in Washington, DC. This event, cosponsored by the NDU Foundation and the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies,...

  • Jan 21, 2012
    CHDS conducted a highly successful one and a half day National Security Policy Workshop (NSPW), Building Decision Elements for the National Security Strategy 2012-2016 in Trinidad and Tobago (Port of Spain on January 21-22, 2012. The Honorable Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar opened the event stressing the importance of the workshop as a part...

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