Center News

  • 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...

  • Jun 02, 2009
    On Friday, the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies hosted the US-Chile Defense Consultative Commission during its visit to the National Defense University (NDU). The event included a tour of CHDS as well of a briefing by Director Richard D. Downie for Chilean Under Secretary of War Gonzalo García and Undersecretary of the Navy Carolina...

  • May 15, 2009
    From April 6 to May 1, 2009, CHDS gathered 33 scholars and practitioners from seven Latin American countries - Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Colombia, Mexico, Panama, Peru - and the United States in the course Perspectives on Homeland Security and Homeland Defense. The course used online and in-residence methodologies to allow participants,...

  • Apr 06, 2009
    On April 2, the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS) played host to its second "Face-to-Face Encounter" in 2009, this time focusing on the theme "A New US Administration, A New Hemisphere? Perspectives from Three Continents." In the photo, Dr. Abe Lowenthal (second from left), the first Robert F. Erburu Professor of Ethics, Globalization...

  • Mar 27, 2009
    President Barack Obama came to the National Defense University Thursday to pay tribute to Abraham Lincoln, for whom the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies’ new home is named, and to honor the military education and training activities of all of the NDU’s component institutions and centers. "In the 21st century, the US armed forces must deal...

  • Jan 15, 2009
    The Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS), the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS), the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University, and the Pacific Council on International Policy (PCIP) co-hosted a conference on “Pacific Rim Security – Managing the Global Commons” January 12-14, 2009 at...

  • Jan 02, 2009
    Colleagues and friends, it is with both pleasure and a touch of sadness that the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS) moves from its home of 11 years at the Coast Guard headquarters building to the new Lincoln Hall at the National Defense University on Fort Lesley J. McNair. We have been very privileged to share quarters with the Coast...

  • Nov 20, 2008
    On November 19th a delegation of 54 members of the Chilean Academia Nacional de Estudios Estrategicos (ANEPE), the winners of the William J. Perry Award in the institutional category last September, visited the National Defense University, where its Director, General Carlos Stuardo Escobar, was received by NDU President, LtGen Frances Wilson...

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