Welcome to William J. Perry Center


  • Aug 20, 2019
    August 14-15, 2019, Perry Center Professors Celina Realuyo and Boris Saavedra participated in the seminar "Drug Trafficking and Migration in the Americas," which was hosted by the Colombian War...
  • Aug 15, 2019
    Dr. Fabiana Perera delivered a lecture via videoteleconference to students at the Honduran Colegio Nacional de Defensa (National Defense College) on August 8. Dr. Perera discussed new strategic...
  • Aug 09, 2019
    At the request of the new Government of Panama, the Perry Center held a one-day national security policy workshop (NSPW) for 30 officials from the Ministry of Public Security on August 7, 2019 at the...
  • Aug 08, 2019
    On Wednesday July 31, 2019, the Perry Center hosted "A Conversation on Strengthening Partnerships and Countering Threats in Latin America and the Caribbean" with special guest Admiral Craig Faller,...


  • Current complex security challenges call for solid and well-governed institutions. Therefore, producing good governance in the defense and security institutions – a complex task in and of itself – must become a state priority.

  • The course explores the increasing challenges to cyber security at the national, international and transnational levels. This is a comprehensive, non-technical course, for government and private sector cyber professionals.

  • The principal objective of this course is to offer participants the theoretical foundations and analytical tools to help them develop and/or expand their ability to be active participants in the processes of security and defense strategy and policy formulation, decision-making, implementation, and control and oversight.

  • The WSDS Seminar is designed to provide knowledge on the development of security and defense policies in the United States of America.

  • Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs) pose security and defense threats to all democratic countries in the Western Hemisphere. As such, the CTTN course seeks to identify and analyze strategies and policies that help



The Perry Center publishes original works by faculty, staff, alumni, and international colleagues through a variety of print and digital outlets. The current lineup of publications includes Regional Insights, Occasional Papers, and the newly created Proceedings, as well as special reports and books. We welcome submissions in English and Spanish for any of the publication types. We also feature the work of our faculty and staff published by external entities.


Ricardo Gómez-Hecht
Mr. Ricardo Gómez-Hecht
Adjunct Professor
Mr. Román Ortiz
Adjunct Professor

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