INSS Hosts the 15th Annual Western Hemisphere Security Colloquium at National Defense University
The 15th Annual Western Hemisphere Security Colloquium was held on May 21 -22, 2012 at National Defense University, hosted by the Institute for National Strategic Studies, in partnership with the Inter-American Defense Board, the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, Strategic Studies Institute, the Inter-American Dialogue, and the United States Southern Command.
Titled "Rethinking Hemispheric Security and Strategy: Ten Years after the Mexico City OAS Declaration" the two day Colloquium featured panels on The Americas in Global Security Affairs, Sub-regional Contributions to Regional Security, Making Inter-American Reference Points on Security and Defense more Useful, Strengthening Military Capacities, Adapting Traditional Defense Tools to New Conditions, and Lessons Learned.
The Colloquium was opened by Dr. Frank Mora, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs. Keynotes were presented by Rear Admiral Vincent Atkins, U.S. Coast Guard, Director of Operations, U.S. Southern Command, and Francisco Villagran de Leon, Ambassador of Guatemala to the United States, and Lieutenant General Guy Thibault, Candian Forces, Chairman, Inter-American Defense Board, who spoke on "Realizing the Full Potential of the Oldest Regional Multilateral Defense Cooperation in the World: La Junta Inter Americana de Defensa."
The Colloquium was video recorded, and is now available on the INSS YouTube channel.
To view the presentations, go to the Western Hemisphere Program page.
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