Center News

  • May 10, 2011
    The CHDS Dean of Academics addressed the 42 representatives of 17 countries that attended the 2011 Perspectives on Homeland Security and Defense Course on the issues arising from the 9-11 attacks. During the course, the students participated in a series of lectures and seminars in Washington, DC and Colorado Springs, Colorado that addressed policy...

  • May 09, 2011
    On May 5th the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies received a group of 60 faculty and students from the Mexican Colegio de Defensa Nacional (National Defense College – CDN) headed by Brigadier General Ernesto Aguilera Casados, at the National Defense University’s Abraham Lincoln Hall. The group was welcomed by the CHDS Director, Dr. Richard...

  • Apr 08, 2011
    Friday morning, the 1st of April, the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies was honored to have the former President of Colombia, Dr. Alvaro Uribe Velez, as a guest presenter at the National Defense University's Abraham Lincoln Hall on the topic of "Leadership and Democratic Security." President Uribe was also the CHDS Perry Award recipient in...

  • Feb 27, 2011
    The Strategy and Defense Policy course has finished after three weeks of intense academic activities in Washington, DC and three previous weeks of distance learning via Blackboard. The awarding of diplomas was carried out by the Director of the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies as well as General (ret.) Barry McCaffrey acting as the guest...

  • Feb 16, 2011
    Dr. Richard Downie, director of the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, today announced the appointment of Professor Howard J. Wiarda as Professor of National Security Policy and the Center’s Associate Director for Research and Publications. Wiarda is one of the country’s most respected and renowned authorities on Latin America in the United...

  • Feb 16, 2011
    The increased presence of women in our Strategy and Defense Policy course, with 24 women constituting 32% of all participants, demonstrates their increasing participation in the security and defense sectors. This also reflects the regional reality where a growing number of high-level posts, including the role of minister of defense, are being...

  • Feb 08, 2011
    On the 25th and 26th of January the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies had the pleasure to host a number of distinguished scholars and administrators from both the United States and countries throughout the Western Hemisphere for the “Teaching Security and Defense Concepts” conference. The gathering was held as a kick-off event for the Center’...

  • Feb 07, 2011
    On February 5th the participants of the Security and Defense Policy (SDP) course had the opportunity to dialogue with the Minister of Defense of Colombia, Dr. Rodrigo Salazar, during his visit to the National Defense University in Washington, DC. The Minister presented an outline of the evolution of the security situation in Colombia through the...

  • Feb 04, 2011
    With the participation of 75 students from countries throughout the Americas, the 1st of February marked the beginning of the residency phase of the Security and Defense Policy course. The opening remarks, given by the Director Dr. Richard Downie and the Dean of Academics Dr. Luis Bitencourt, emphasized the importance of gathering such a diverse...

  • Dec 27, 2010
    On December 14-15, CHDS held a day and a half long seminar in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the launch of the book: Seguridad y Defensa en Tiempos del Bicentenario: Visiones desde Argentina y Chile . (Security and Defense during the Bicentennial: Visions from Argentina and Chile). The book was compiled by Mariano Bartolomé, a CHDS graduate, and many...

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