Center News

  • Jul 29, 2020
    On July 28, 2020, the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies continued their sub-regional seminar series on the impact of COVID-19 in the Southern Cone. Professor Celina Realuyo welcomed guest speakers Ms. Andrea Chaves and Mr. Marcus Reis, both Perry Center Alumni, as they discussed the measures their respective governments are...

  • Jul 27, 2020
    Last Tuesday, 21 July 2020, the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies hosted a webinar on Governance in the Security and Defense Sector Amid a Pandemic. Participating in the webinar as keynote presenters were Perry Center Professor Dr. Boris Saavedra and former Perry Center Professor Dr. Michael Gold-Biss. Both Dr. Saavedra and...

  • Jul 24, 2020
    On July 23, WJPC Director LTG (ret.) Frederick Rudesheim and Professor Celina Realuyo participated in the International Forum on "Global Governance or Globalist Government?" hosted by the Universidad Militar Nueva Granada on the occasion of their 38th anniversary. Colombian Minister of Defense Carlos Holmes Trujillo opened the forum with remarks...

  • Jul 15, 2020
    On July 14, 2020, Admiral Craig Faller, commander of US Southern Command, convened the 2020 Central American Security Conference (CENTSEC) on "Strengthening Partnerships to Confront Regional Challenges in a COVID-19 Environment" that focused on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and countering transnational criminal organizations. Participants...

  • Jul 13, 2020
    On June 30 and July 2, Perry Center Professor Boris Saavedra and Adjunct Professor Marty Treviño discussed the current cybersecurity situation in Latin America and the Caribbean, focused on the convergence of exponentially accelerated technologies and their transformational impact in a potential COVID-21 environment. Dr. Saavedra spoke on the...

  • Jul 08, 2020
    On June 23, 2020 the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies presented their sub-regional seminar: The Role of Security Forces in Central America in the Age of COVID-19. Dr. Boris Saavedra welcomed guest speakers Mr. Ricardo Gómez-Hecht, Adjunct Professor at the Perry Center, and Ms. Reny Mariane Bake, writer and geopolitical...

  • Jul 06, 2020
    On June 18 the Perry Center presented the next sub-regional webinar: Perspectives on the Impact of COVID-19 in the Caribbean. Dr. Bill Godnick introduced presentations by the guest speakers, both Perry Center alumni, and moderated a lively question-and-answer session. Ms. Alana Wheeler, Director, Counter-Trafficking Unit, Trinidad and Tobago...

  • Jun 29, 2020
    On 30 June at 0900 EST the Inter-American Defense Board (IADB) will hold a "Seminar on Gender Integration in Defense and Security in the Americas." Participating in this event will be one of the Perry Center's own, Dr. Fabiana S. Perera. A detailed agenda for the event can be found at the link below. While all are welcome to watch the seminar on...

  • Jun 29, 2020
    Perry Center professor William Godnick was called upon by the Southern Command to moderate two virtual panel sessions at the Caribbean Nations Security Conference 2020 on 2 June 2020. The first panel addressed the sub-regional defense sector response to the COVID-19 pandemic while the second took an inventory of lessons learned for hurricane...

  • Jun 29, 2020
    On June 25, Perry Center Professor William Godnick spoke on "The Use of Social Media by Defense and Security Institutions" at a webinar hosted by the Revista Digital Seguridad y Defensa created by a group of Perry Center alumni from Argentina. The other webinar panelist was Guillermo Pacheco of US Security College who presented on "When Strategy...

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