The Inter-American Defense College (IADC), located on Fort Lesley J. McNair, was formally opened on 9 October 1962 when the Honorable Dean Rusk, then Secretary of State of the United States, presented the building and furnishings donated by the United States Government.

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Inter-American Defense College

   Air Force War College


        United States Air Force War College.


    Army War College


        United States Army War College.


    William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies


        The Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies provides education, and conduct outreach, research and knowledge-sharing activities on defense and international security policy-making with military and civilian leaders of the Western Hemisphere. Advances international security policy and defense decision-making processes, foster partnerships and promote effective civil-military relations in democratic societies. Contributes to a cooperative international security environment and mutual understanding of priority U.S. and regional defense and international security policy issues.


    Center for Civil-Military Relations (CCMR)


        The Center for Civil-Military Relations (CCMR) is dedicated to strengthening democratic civil-military relationships through an array of US-funded worldwide education programs. Located at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, CCMR is supported by a faculty of prominent scholars and international civilian and military officials.


    Conference of American Armies (CAA)


        After forty years of successful work as the foremost forum for American Armies to exchange experiences, the Conference of American Armies (CAA) today confront a millennium full of great challenges. The CAA Web Site was therefore established to illustrate the scope of this international military organization.


    Costa Rican National Emergency Commission


        The Costa Rican National Emergency Commission is responsible to coordinate the preventive workings of situations of imminent risk of emergency, and the mitigation and answer to emergency situations.


    Disaster Forum 2000


        Following the overwhelming success of Disaster Forum '98, it became readily apparent there was a desire for future forums where professionals, of many disciplines, from across Canada and beyond could come together to share their experiences and perspectives on emergency planning and disaster management, particularly at a community level.


    Global Knowledge Partnership (GKP)


        The Global Knowledge Partnership (GKP) is an evolving, informal partnership of public, private and not-for-profit organizations. Partner organizations are committed to sharing information, experiences and resources to promote broad access to, and effective use of, knowledge and information as tools of sustainable, equitable development.


    The Eisenhower School


        The mission of The Eisenhower School is to prepare selected military officers and civilians for senior leadership and staff positions by conducting postgraduate, executive-level courses of study and associated research dealing with national security strategy and the resource component of national power, with special emphasis on acquisition and joint logistics, and their integration into national security strategy for peace and war.


    International Affairs Resources


        Contains 2000 annotated links in a range of international affairs topics. Most of the sites are in English, and are carefully selected for long-term value, favoring those with cost-free, high-quality information and analysis Online.


    Internet Resources for Latin America


        The links in this guide will provide access to many information resources for Latin American studies. Includes what places to find unique and useful information, however, these sites are only starting points. Most academic, government and non-governmental organizations now provide information via the web and no directory or search engine can link to all the potential resources.


    Latin American Network Information Center


        LANIC's mission is to facilitate access to Internet-based information to, from, or on Latin America. Our target audience includes people living in Latin America, as well as those around the world who have an interest in this region. While many of our resources are designed to facilitate research and academic endeavors, our site has also become an important gateway to Latin America for primary and secondary school teachers and students, private and public sector professionals, and just about anyone looking for information about this important region.


    National Defense University


        The United State's premier joint professional military education institution.


    Masters in Hemispheric Security and Defense Naval War College


        United States Navy Naval War College.


    Office of Personnel Management - Operating Status Organización Mundial de la Salud


        The Pan-American Sanitary Office specializes in international health. Its mission is to technically cooperate with the members countries and to stimulate the cooperation among them.


    Organization of American States (OAS)


        The strengthening, effective exercise and consolidation of democracy constitute the central political priority of the Americas. The Organization of American States (OAS) is the principal hemispheric body for the defense of democratic values and institutions.


    Political Database of the Americas


        The Georgetown University Center for Latin American Studies' Political Database of the Americas was founded to fill a void in the electronic informational resources available to students, academics, policy analysts and government officials on Latin American politics.




        ReliefWeb is the an electronic clearinghouse for those needing timely information on humanitarian emergencies and natural disasters – designed specifically to help the humanitarian community improve its response to emergencies.


    The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)


        The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is an international public health agency with more than 90 years of experience in working to improve health and living standards of the countries of the Americas. It serves as the specialized organization for health of the Inter-American System. It also serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization and enjoys international recognition as part of the United Nations system.


    Zona Latina


        An extensive collection of web resources: 850+ newspaper links, 1250+ magazine links, 800+ radio links, 700+ television links and much more, updated daily.

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