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  • Jan 13, 2010
    Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs Frank Mora has been in his current position for just eight months, but has nonetheless embarked on a series of initiatives that clearly show the Obama Administration's desire to "reengage, reestablish, and recalibrate" relations in the region. Friends say DASD Mora’s approach...

  • Dec 10, 2009
    On December 8, former Ecuadorian President Gustavo Noboa and ex-Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo were featured speakers at the first-ever Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS) international “Executive Defense Management Seminar” (EDMS), held December 7-11, in Washington, DC. The seminar, which includes senior government officials,...

  • Nov 18, 2009
    On November 6, 2009, the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, in partnership with The Brookings Institution, conducted a day-long conference on the "Strategic Implications of China's Evolving Relationship with Latin America." The conference was attended by more than 220 persons, representing a diverse range of audiences, from US government...

  • Oct 01, 2009
    On September 17, 2009, the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS) officially awarded its third annual William J. Perry Award for Excellence in Defense Education in the institutional category to the Strategic Superior Studies College (Colegio de Altos Estudios Estrategicos/CAEE) of El Salvador. The award is named after the former U.S...

  • Sep 24, 2009
    On September 15th, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs Frank Mora was the keynote speaker at a three-day conference on "Civilian Careers for Defense Professionals" co-sponsored by his office and the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies. Mora told the group of 93 government officials, academicians and other...

  • Sep 03, 2009
    The Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS) Director Richard D. Downie announced Wednesday, September 2nd, that the winner of the third annual William J. Perry Award for Excellence in Defense Education in the institutional category is the Strategic Superior Studies College (Colegio de Altos Estudios Estrategicos/CAEE) of El Salvador. The...

  • Aug 12, 2009
    The Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies concluded its 5th Sub-Regional Conference (SRC) in Cartagena, Colombia on July 31. The theme of this year’s SRC was the "Challenges in Security and Defense in a Complex Political Environment: Prospects for Cooperation and Divergence in South America." The conference drew a total of 150 participants from...

  • Aug 05, 2009
    El 28 de julio, el Jefe de Estado Mayor de las Fuerzas Militares de Colombia, David René Moreno Moreno, fue el orador principal en la inauguración de la 5ª Conferencia Subregional del CHDS (SRC, por sus siglas en inglés), esta vez sobre "Desafíos de Defensa y Seguridad en un Ambiente Complejo: Perspectivas de Cooperación y divergencia en América...

  • Jul 24, 2009
    The Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS) Director Dr. Richard D. Downie announced Friday that Dr. Frederick M. Nunn, a distinguished historian of the Latin American military, has been selected as the Center’s new Dean of Academic Affairs. Nunn, the author of several books and scores of scholarly articles, is Professor Emeritus of History...

  • Jul 22, 2009
    The Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS) conducted a three-day workshop to assist the Belizean government in implementing its National Security Strategy in early July in Belize City. Under the direction of Dr. Richard D. Downie, CHDS director, four CHDS faculty members worked with 13 ministry Chief Executive Officers, the Police...

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