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CHDS Holds Seminar on Terrorism and Crime in Lima, Peru
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 Alvarez, was attended by 49 Peruvian Army Officers and 1 Brazilian army officer at the Lieutenant Colonel level.
Terror-Crime Nexus Seminar attendees and Professor Realuyo on the front steps of the Peruvian Army Intelligence College
Professor Realuyo taught four modules in Spanish over two days using case studies from the Americas (Colombia, Mexico, Hezbollah in the Tri-border) and Near East South Asia (Afghanistan/Pakistan and Al Qaeda in the Islamic Magreb): 1) Asymmetrical Threats in the New Global Security Environment; 2) Combating the Nexus of Terrorism and Crime in the Americas; 3) International Efforts to Combat Money Laundering; and 4) Understanding and Combating Terrorist Financing. Each day included at least one hour of interactive question-and-answer sessions with the students at the conclusion of formal presentations. Students demonstrated a keen interest in U.S. Army General (Ret.) David Petraeus’s COIN/CT/Counternarcotics “Anaconda Strategy” in Afghanistan, and expressed a desire to develop a similar one for Peru vs. Sendero Luminoso.