Center News

  • 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...

  • Jan 30, 2020
    Chargé D'Affaires of the Embassy of the Plurinational State of Bolivia in Washington, DC, Oscar Serrate visited the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies. The former ambassador of Bolivia to the United Nations, Mr. Serrate spoke with Perry Center Director Lieutenant General (ret.) Frederick Rudesheim about potential future areas...

  • Jan 17, 2020
    Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo participated in the Wilson Center Mexico Institute's 8th Annual US-Mexico Security Conference on January 15, 2020 where she spoke on her latest publication "Countering the Evolving Drug Trade in the Americas" addressing the opioid epidemic and growing drug trafficking in fentanyl and methamphetamines. The...

  • Dec 12, 2019
    Course Application Periods Extended The application periods for two courses, Caribbean Defense and Security (intensive), and Cyber Policy Development (intensive), have been extended until 30 December, 2019. Due to the regional focus of both of these courses, priority will be given to candidates from the English-speaking Caribbean, to include...

  • 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...

  • Nov 26, 2019
    On November 22nd, Professor William Godnick facilitated a presentation and interactive exchange via video teleconference (VTC) on human rights and international humanitarian law with students in the Metropolitan University of Asuncion, Paraguay (UMA). The session included a discussion of new Hemispheric security contexts, a review of the three...

  • Nov 25, 2019
    On Thursday, November 21st and Friday, November 22nd, 2019 The William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies hosted the Ad-Hoc Working Group on the Evolving Role of the Armed Forces in Defense and Security as a part of the XIV Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas (CDMA). The Conference is a biennial multilateral political...

  • Nov 20, 2019
    From November 4 to November 16 2019, the Perry Center held its first ever Mobile Strategy and Defense Policy Course (SDPm). The course took place in Lima, Peru at the installations of the Army War College. 61 students completed the course. The student body primarily consisted of men and women from the Peruvian Army and Air Force, the Ministries of...

  • Nov 18, 2019
    The Perry Center is deeply saddened by the passing of our friend and former colleague, Major General John Thompson, who was tragically killed in an auto accident on Saturday. He was a patriot who loved America and worked tirelessly to improve the lives of the people of Latin America and the Caribbean. His service helped make the Center such a...

  • Nov 14, 2019
    On November 6-7, 2019, WJPC Professors Celina Realuyo and Boris Saavedra conducted the WJPC-CESNAV International Seminar on Transnational Threats for over 200 naval, army, and intelligence officers at the CESNAV Aula Magna in Mexico City, Mexico. On the first day, Professor Realuyo spoke on US migration policy and the evolving drug trade in the...

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