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  • Nov 11, 2011
    On November 7-8, 2011 the Peruvian CHDS alumni association held its 2nd Security and Defense Conference at the Westin Hotel in Lima. The conference was well attended by over 250 military and civilian participants, bringing together experts from throughout the security and defense field for a productive networking and professional development...

  • Nov 10, 2011
    On Thursday, November 3rd, the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS) hosted a half-day symposium for the benefit of members of the National Defense University (NDU) Foundation. A selection of CHDS subject experts participated in two panels of discussion, moderated by CHDS Dean Michael Gold-Biss, in which a lively and informative discourse...

  • Nov 08, 2011
    A delegation of 43 colonels from the Peruvian Army, participants in the Command and the Command and General Staff Courses from the Army War College visited CHDS. The visit, which was led by the school’s director, Brigadier General Luis Arroyo, was highlighted by an academic exchange and dialogue concerning defense and security topics. Professors...

  • Nov 07, 2011
    In a ceremony presided over by Dr. Richard Downie, the Director of the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, and the guest speaker, the honorable Paul McHale, the resident phase of the four advanced and one specialized courses was brought to a close. During this period, the advanced course on Civil-Political-Military Relationships and Democratic...

  • Nov 02, 2011
    On Tuesday October 25, 2011, Dr. Richard Downie, Director of CHDS, and Brigadier General Juan Jose Ruiz Morales, Minister of Defense of Guatemala, officiated at the unveiling of the portrait of Guatemalan National Hero Justo Rufino. Dr. Richard Downie and BG Juan Jose Ruiz Morales were joined by 57 participants from 21 countries. The likeness is...

  • Nov 02, 2011
    To mark the event organized by the CEDEYAC to commemorate the 10th anniversary of its creation, the Director of CHDS, Dr. Richard Downie and the professors Pat Paterson and Manuel Lora participated in academic activities prepared for this occasion. Dr. Richard Downie acknowledged the initiative of the founders of the CEDEYAC that turned an...

  • Oct 25, 2011
    On October 19, CHDS held the second in its series of Hemispheric Forums, hosted by Prof. Howard Wiarda and moderated by Amb. Cris Arcos. Under discussion were the upcoming November 6, 2011, Nicaraguan Presidential and Parliamentary elections and how their outcome could impact the Western Hemisphere. The program featured three regional experts,...

  • Oct 12, 2011
    87 participants from 28 countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean are taking part in the residence phase of the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies’ Advanced Courses for the year of 2011. There are five courses this year which include Advanced Civil-Political-Military Relations and Democratic Leadership, Strategy and International...

  • Oct 07, 2011
    The Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS) has chosen former Brazilian Defense Minister Nelson de Azavedo Jobim and the US National Guard Bureau's State Partnership Program as the recipients of this year's Dr. William J. Perry Award for Excellence in Security and Defense Education. Jobim was selected in the Perry Award individual capacity...

  • Sep 19, 2011
    On September 15, 2011, CHDS hosted a group of students enrolled in the Staff Course (Curso de Estado Mayor - CEM) from the National War College of Colombia (La Escuela Superior de Guerra) who are currently touring United States institutions including the Kennedy Space Center, the Naval Station at Norfolk, the Naval Air Station Oceana, and the...

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