On June 16th, a delegation from the Chilean National Academy of Political and Strategic Studies (ANEPE) visited the Perry Center and the National Defense University (NDU) for briefings and a dialogue on emerging defense and security challenges in the Western Hemisphere. Led by the ANEPE Director, LTG Felipe Arancibia Clavel, the group included 13 Chilean military and police officers, as well as military officers from Argentina, Brazil, and Nigeria.
Upon arriving at NDU, LTG Arancibia and the ANEPE delegation were welcomed by Brig Gen Darren Hartford, USAF, Commandant of the National War College, and AMB Michael Hammer, Deputy Commandant of NDU’s Eisenhower School and College of International Security Affairs (CISA). Guests participated in lectures by AMB Hammer and CISA faculty. Later, LTG Arancibia and Maj Gen Frederick Padilla, USMC, President of the National Defense University, met to renew the Joint Statement on Cooperation and Reciprocal Relations between ANEPE and NDU, a formal relationship dating to 1997.
While at the Perry Center, the ANEPE delegation met with representatives from the Department of Homeland Security, including officials from Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the US Coast Guard. Dr. William Godnick, Professor of Practice at the Perry Center, spoke about the Strategic Vision Initiative (SVI), a two-year collaborative applied research project by the Perry Center and international partners, including ANEPE, during which researchers will develop, assess, and forward plan for future global and regional threat scenarios.
ANEPE’s itinerary included stays in both New York and Washington, DC, with meetings at the United Nations, Congress, and Georgetown University.