Center News

  • Mar 27, 2020
    We continue to celebrate Women's History Month & honor the contributions of women in Latin America & the Caribbean.

  • Mar 25, 2020
    The effect of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced all of us to take protective measures to safeguard the health of our team and our partners. All our courses through June 2020 are postponed, as well as academic visits to our partner countries in the Americas. This is a developing situation and we are continually assessing changes to determine what courses and events that we will be able to offer after July 1st. We will post the latest information on upcoming courses on our web site and social media accounts.

  • Mar 06, 2020
    On Tuesday, March 3rd 2020 the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies hosted the Hemispheric Forum "Cuba's Continuing Regional Influence". The event featured subject matter experts from academia, Cuban dissidents, and US policymakers as they explored the question of how the Island maintained its disproportional impact in the...

  • Mar 05, 2020
    On March 4, 2020, Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo testified before Congress on "Global Illicit Networks and their Facilitators in the Americas: Countering the Threat from Mexican Cartels and the Opioid Epidemic" at a hearing titled "The Traffickers' Roadmap: How Bad Actors Exploit Financial Systems to Facilitate the Illicit Trade in People,...

  • Feb 20, 2020
    Florida International University hosted the launch of the newest issue of Americas Quarterly , which focuses on Latin America's militaries. Presenters at the February 12 event included (left to right) Brian Winter, editor-in-chieg of Americas Quarterly ; Juan Carlos Pinzón, President, ProBogotá, and former Colombian Defense Minister; Brian Fonseca...

  • Feb 11, 2020
    February 5-7, 2020, the Perry Center co-hosted a three-day Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Seminar with the Panamanian Ministry of Public Security , the National Aeronaval Service of Panama , and the United States Embassy in Panama . Vice Minister of Public Security Ivor Pittí Hernández presided over the opening ceremony and welcomed 55...

  • Feb 11, 2020
    On Thursday, February 6th 2020 the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies hosted the Minister of National Defense for Colombia, Mr. Carlos Homes Trujillo (pictured, center) in a Defense and Security Senior Dialogue. The event featured opening remarks by Perry Center Director LTG (ret.) Frederick Rudesheim, Deputy Assistant...

  • 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...

  • Feb 05, 2020
    Dr. Fabiana Perera presented on the "Importance of including civil society in the Women, Peace and Security agenda" at the meeting of the Conference of Defense Ministers of the America's Ad Hoc Working Group on Gender Perspectives. Dr. Perera spoke about the importance of civil society in creating the WPS agenda, institutionalizing it,...

  • 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...

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