Center News

  • Nov 04, 2019
    On Monday, November 4, the Perry Center kicked off the 2019 Washington Security and Defense Seminar (WSDS) course. The course meets the Center’s mandate to educate Latin American and Caribbean partners about the US government, a massive organization with millions of employees and hundreds of organizations. WSDS 2019 touches on important topics...

  • Oct 30, 2019
    We are sorry to report the passing of Dr. John Fishel on Saturday, October 19. John was a Professor and Research Director at the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies for over 8 years. The link below to his obituary calls attention to Dr. Fishel's rich service as a scholar, university professor, and US Army Officer with extensive experience in...

  • Oct 28, 2019
    Experts on transnational organized crime and corruption in the Americas met at AEI on Friday to discuss ongoing challenges in tackling the region’s evolving crime landscape. AEI’s Roger Noriega spoke with El Salvador Attorney General Raúl Melara about the United States’ partnership with El Salvador on combating criminal groups. Attorney General...

  • Oct 22, 2019
    On Monday October 21, the William J Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies welcomed 81 defense and security professionals representing 15 countries across the Western Hemisphere to the two week residential phase of the Strategy and Defense Policy Course (SDP 2019). Course participants come from careers in their respective ministries of...

  • Oct 21, 2019
    Professor of Practice William Godnick (front, left) with Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio (front, center) and Binghamton, New York councilman Conrad Taylor (front, right) at the panel on Human Rights and Rule of Law during the 2nd day of the American Youth Summit hosted by the Organization of American States in Washington DC on 17 October...

  • Sep 30, 2019
    On Friday, September 27th 2019 the William J Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies celebrated the graduation of 76 students representing 12 Western Hemisphere countries from its Defense Governance and Cyber Policy and Development courses. The participants spent the last two weeks in residency at the Perry Center following an intensive four...

  • Sep 25, 2019
    Each year, the William J Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies recognizes organizations and individuals who have made notable contributions to promote mutually supportive approaches to common security issues in the Western Hemisphere. On Wednesday, September 25, 2019 the Perry Center held an award ceremony recognizing Dr. Linda Castro...

  • Sep 24, 2019
    On Monday, September 23rd 2019 the William J Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies hosted 170 students from the Brazilian War College (Escola Superior de Guerra - ESG). Perry Center Director LTG (ret.) Rudesheim welcomed the delegation and Dean of Academic Affairs Dr. Scott Tollefson briefed the ESG students on the Perry Center mission and...

  • Sep 16, 2019
    On Monday, September 16 2019 the residential phase of two Perry Center courses, Defense Governance (DG) and Cyber Policy Development (CYBER) began. Nearly 80 senior military and civilian representatives from a dozen countries in the Western Hemisphere have convened for the next two weeks to learn from Perry Center faculty, distinguished inter-...

  • 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...

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