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Latin America International Session (SIAL)

Since 2007, IHEDN has been organising a session for Latin American countries (SIAL), a geographical area in which France is present through its three overseas departments. This session takes place every two years


  • Discover France's approach to defence, security and international relations on the continent
  • Discuss future prospects in relation to the year's issues
  • Sharing French operational know-how with a view to developing future defence and security cooperation agreements
  • Promoting the emergence and consolidation of a privileged cooperation network as part of active diplomacy on the continent.

Target audience

Senior civil and military officials, representatives of civil society and local organisations: politicians, diplomats, military personnel, entrepreneurs, directors of research institutes, etc.

Admission: on file

Prerequisites :

  • Level of responsibility
  • Professional experience relevant to the issues addressed

Main themes

  • Latin America and globalisation
  • Latin America in its international environment
  • Latin America: between integration and regional tensions, borders on all fronts
  • France and Latin America, united in the face of new security and defence challenges

Educational triptych

  • Conferences and debates, round tables
  • Visits to military or civil-military sites (civil security, etc.)
  • Committee work: the aim is to produce a simplified written report which is presented orally by the auditors at the end of the session.