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  • Sep 28, 2012
    On September 26 and 27, 2012, CHDS Professor Celina B. Realuyo taught a seminar on the nexus between terrorism and crime at the Peruvian Army Intelligence College in Lima, Peru. The seminar, organized by CHDS alumnus General Augusto Álvarez, was attended by 49 Peruvian Army Officers and 1 Brazilian army officer at the Lieutenant Colonel level...

  • Sep 27, 2012
    On September 27, an audience composed of government officials, policy professionals, and academics gathered at the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS) in Washington, D.C., to listen to the views of a prestigious panel of Venezuela experts in anticipation of the upcoming presidential election in that country. In October, the Venezuelan...

  • Sep 21, 2012
    On September 21, the participants and CHDS professors from two courses assembled in the Abraham Lincoln Hall Auditorium as one group for a final time. Two sessions of the course on Combating Transnational Organized Crime and Illicit Networks in the Americas (CTOC) and one session of the course on Terrorism and Counterinsurgency (TCI) comprised a...

  • Sep 21, 2012
    On Thursday, September 21, 2012, the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS) presented the 2012 William J. Perry Award for Excellence in Security and Defense Education to two deserving institutions, the Regional Security System (RSS) based in Barbados and the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC) based at Fort...

  • Sep 14, 2012
    Participants in the Fall CHDS Countering Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC) Course were treated to a special guest lecture on Friday, September 14, given by Dr. Álvaro Briones, representing the Organization of American States (OAS). Dr. Briones has served as an ambassador of the Chilean government and currently directs the Public Security...

  • Sep 11, 2012
    The 22nd iteration of the CEDEYAC (Curso de Dirección Estratégica para la Defensa y Administración de Crisis) course began on August 28, with the participation of 45 students of various backgrounds, including government officials, officers from the armed forces and national police, and entrepreneurs. CHDS usually supports CEDEYAC courses through...

  • Sep 11, 2012
    On September 10, the residential phase of the CHDS course on Counter Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC) and Illicit Networks began in Washington, DC. This two-week classroom phase was preceded by three intense weeks of distance learning through Blackboard. CHDS Director Dr. Richard Downie welcomed the 32 participants, who come from 15 different...

  • Sep 07, 2012
    On September 5, 17 students from Brazil, Colombia, Spain, El Salvador, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, and Peru started the residential phase of the Advanced Course on Terrorism and Counterinsurgency (TCI) at CHDS in Washington, DC. The course is taught by Professor Alejandro Arbeláez and General Carlos Ospina. CHDS Director Dr. Richard Downie welcomed...

  • Sep 06, 2012
    From August 27 to 28 the CHDS Peruvian Alumni Association held their third annual conference on hemispheric defense and security. Major General (ret.) Jorge Chávez, president of the association, delivered the opening address, inviting the participants to put into practice the ideas and proposals generated throughout the conference. General Chávez...

  • Aug 22, 2012
    On August 22, nearly 45 officials who are enrolled in two courses at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC) visited CHDS. CHDS’s Dean of Students and Outreach, Major General John Thompson, greeted the delegation, headed by WHINSEC Commandant Colonel Glenn Huber. General Thompson emphasized the fundamental role of the...

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