Perry Center Acting Directors Caribbean Outreach Trip

February 28, 2014

Acting Director Ken LaPlante traveled to the Dominican Republic from January 27 to 31 to attend the 2014 Caribbean Chiefs of Defense Conference (CANSEC) and to participate in several events with local alumni and partner institutions. During his visit, Mr. LaPlante met with General Hector Payan, Director of the Higher Institute for Defense (INSUDE), and General Luís Francisco de Leon, Director of the Graduate School for Advanced Studies (EGAE). Both INSUDE and EGAE are Perry Center partner institutions. He also met with 105 members from the Center for Experts on Security & Defense (GESD), a consortium of alumni from many security and defense institutions within the Dominican Republic, and with local partner institution leaders about future collaboration options, including video-teleconference (VTC) lectures by Perry Center experts, distance learning modules, and workshops. In his meetings, he also learned how alumni have used the skills they acquired from Perry Center programs in their careers as security and defense policymakers.

Ken LaPlante DR Trip