Alumni News

  • Jul 24, 2020
    It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our colleague, alumna, and 2019 Perry Award Recipient, Dr. Linda Castro Gainza. Dr. Castro was the Undersecretary of Logistics at the Department of Public Security of the State of Veracruz, Mexico and was also the first woman ever to receive a PhD in Defense and National Security from the...

  • Feb 06, 2020
    Over 100 Perry Center alumni, Panamanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials, University of Panama and Florida State University faculty and students, and members of the diplomatic community gathered on Monday, February 3rd at the University of Panama for a Perry Center alumni event featuring a discussion with US Deputy Assistant Secretary of...

  • Jan 30, 2020
    Last week, Perry Center Director LTG (ret.) Frederick Rudesheim, Professors Boris Saavedra and Celina Realuyo, and Educational Outreach Specialist Kara O’Ryan traveled to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, to conduct a series of official visits and academic exchanges with institutional partners as a part of the WJPC’s Sustained Regional Engagement...

  • Dec 02, 2019
    A Perry Center team visited Peru the week of November 11, 2019, for a series of academic engagements with institutional partners and the growing alumni community in Lima. Over the course of the week, professors Celina Realuyo and Boris Saavedra along with Kara O’Ryan from the Educational Outreach and Alumni office visited ESAN Graduate School of...

  • Sep 06, 2019
    On Friday, September 6, 2019, Argentine Vice Minister of Defense Her Excellency Paola Di Chiaro visited the William J Perry Center accompanied by fellow Argentine representatives Marianela Marzi, National Director of Strategic Military Intelligence, Mauricio Colucci, Deputy Director of Strategic Military Intelligence, and Commodore Enrique Antonio...

  • 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 College’s (ESDEG) Regional Center for Strategic Security Studies (CREES) in Bogotá, Colombia. Over 157 professionals attended the event, including...

  • Apr 15, 2019
    The Perry Center Director, Lieutenant General (ret.) Frederick Rudesheim, professors Celina Realuyo and Dr. Boris Saavedra along with Kara O’Ryan from the Alumni and Academic Outreach Office traveled to Quito, Ecuador from 1-3 April, 2019 for three days of academic and institutional exchanges. Over 80 military officials, police and civilians from...

  • Feb 08, 2019
    On January 24, 2019, the Perry Center and its Jamaica Alumni Chapter co-hosted a forum on the topic of corruption at the Jamaica Defense Force Officers’ Club in Kingston. The event was led by Major (ret.) George Benson, chapter president, and featured guest speaker Dr. Trevor Munroe, executive director of National Integrity Action, a local NGO...

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