Leader Development & Education for Sustained Peace Program: Cross-Cultural, Geopolitical & Regional Education

Leader Development & Education for Sustained Peace

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Established in 2001, the Leader Development and Education for Sustained Peace Program (LDESP) provides graduate level education for military and civilian leaders to establish a regional, geopolitical, and cultural framework for understanding the challenges of conducting full spectrum operations in unique and rapidly changing environments. The program executes distance learning courses and seminars to cultivate skills and promote whole-of-government approaches to achieve unity of effort in countries and regions around the world. 



Note: Agendas for all programs will be linked under the “Unit” column as they become available. Please click on the links high-lighted in blue under the unit column for available agendas.

3-4 Apr Philippines 3-4 CAV  Schofield
Postponed Baltics – Europe 1 BCT 1CD Ft Hood
15-17 Apr OEF MAT/PAT 7 Sofia, Bulgaria
7 May Thailand 3-4 CAV Schofield
19-21 May Kuwait 1 BCT 1 ID Ft Riley
2-4 June OEF POLSOCOM Warsaw
18-19 June Singapore 2-35 IN Schofield
Week of 1 or 14 July Mongolia TBA TBA
9-11 July Kosovo 56 MMB Ft Lewis
14-16 July Kuwait 34 CAB Ft Hood
23-25 July Indonesia 2 BCT 2 ID Ft Lewis
23-25 July Pacific Overview 62 Med BDE Ft Lewis
24-26 July SPP Regional Africa Seminar TBA TBA
Week of 1 Aug Korea TBA TBA
5-7 Aug OEF III Corps Ft Lewis
12-13 Aug India 1 BCT 25 ID Ft Wainwright
12-14 Aug OEF 3 BCT 101 Div Ft Campbell
26-28 Aug North Dakota SPP – Benin, Togo TBA N. Dakota
3-5 Sept USARPAC USARPAC Ft Shafter
14 Sept Haiti Louisiana TBA
10-12 Sept OEF SODP, WA Ft Lewis
23-25 Sept OEF MAP/PAT 8 Sofia, Bulgaria


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RESOURCE DOCUMENTS: Global Security Environment & Emerging Threats

Documents are taken from military and established professional sites with public information. The documents linked here are intended to provide readers with a better understanding of various interests and perspectives regarding the situation in diverse regions. Opinions expressed in the articles, commentaries and features do not constitute endorsement by the Department of Defense, the US Navy, or the LDESP staff.




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