Center News

  • Apr 16, 2021
    From April 13 - 15 2021, the Perry Center brought together more than fifty participants from 17 countries for the Spanish-language virtual seminar "Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief." The academic seminar was opened by the Perry Center Director LTG (ret) Frederick Rudesheim and facilitated by a team of Perry Center professors including...

  • Apr 15, 2021
    On April 13, 2021 the Perry Center hosted the webinar "The Internet of Things (IoT)" featuring guest speaker Professor Harry Wingo, JD, Professor, College of Information and Cyberspace, National Defense University. Professor Wingo emphasized the need for trust and trusted technologies and commented that "the Internet of Things is really becoming...

  • Apr 15, 2021
    On April 14, 2021 Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo spoke on "Latin America and the Foreign Policy of the Biden Administration" at a virtual roundtable at Universidad del Rosario Department of International, Political and Urban Studies organized by WJPC alumnus Dr. Oscar Palma with Dr. Esteban Actis from the Universidad de Rosario, Argentina...

  • Apr 12, 2021
    On Wednesday, March 24, 2021, the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies hosted Admiral Craig S. Faller, Commander of US. Southern Command, for a conversation on "Strengthening Partnerships in a Region of Promise." During the event, Admiral Faller engaged with Perry Center alumni from 25 countries across the Americas. Perry Center...

  • Apr 01, 2021
    Around 350 Spanish speaking graduates from the Western Hemisphere gathered for the "Día del Egresado" (Alumni Day) celebration on Tuesday, March 25. This event was entirely coordinated and hosted by an organizing committee of alumni, who created a video showcasing memories from the last 23 years, including nearly 100 individual recorded...

  • Mar 26, 2021
    On Tuesday, March 23, over 90 English speaking graduates from the Caribbean and Latin America gathered for the first of two "Alumni Day" celebrations this year. So, what exactly is Alumni Day, and why? The concept was initially conceived by a working group of alumni from 14 different countries who have been meeting virtually since early 2020. The...

  • Mar 26, 2021
    On March 25, Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo participated in the International Forum on “Hezbollah and Its Operations in the Americas: Converging Threats and How to Confront Them" that included world-renowned experts from the US, Israel, United Arab Emirates and Latin America. She presented "Hezbollah and the Convergence of Terrorism and...

  • Mar 15, 2021
    Perry Center Professor Pat Paterson’s most recent book examines the complex security environment facing Latin American military forces and the legal sources that determine use-of-force rules. It is an environment that requires a hybrid doctrine that draws from both the laws of war and criminal law simultaneously. His monograph, The Blurred...

  • Mar 05, 2021
    On Thursday, February 25 th the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies cohosted the third iteration of the Latin American Security Forum with the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Over 450 individuals from Washington and from around the Hemisphere logged on for this year’s conference, titled "Latin...

  • Feb 25, 2021
    On February 23-24, 2021, the Perry Center convened some 35 alumni from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to discuss transnational challenges to the defense and security of Central America and how to promote regional cooperation and collaboration to confront them. The virtual seminar included panels on the impact of COVID-19 on Central America,...

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