Center News

  • Mar 07, 2014
    On February 27, Perry Center Professor Dr. Evan Ellis was the featured dinner speaker at the Washington, DC chapter of the Ambassador’s Club, at the Diplomatic and Consular Officer’s residence (DACOR-Bacon House) in Washington DC. His talk, on “China’s Strategic Interest in Latin America,” was part of a lecture program sponsored by the Washington...

  • Mar 07, 2014
    On March 5, Perry Center professor Dr. R. Evan Ellis made a guest appearance on The John Batchelor Show to speak about the recently announced “China-CELAC Forum” and Chinese engagement in Latin America more broadly. The John Batchelor Show , a national news talk show launched in 2001, broadcasts four hours daily in four major radio markets. Dr...

  • Mar 07, 2014
    From February 24 to 28, four Perry Center professors delivered a five-day course on “Combating Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC) in the Americas” to 53 military and civilian personnel at USSOUTHCOM Headquarters in Doral, FL. Perry Center Acting Director Ken LaPlante presided over the graduation ceremony.

  • Mar 04, 2014
    Perry Center Professor Evan Ellis, wrote an article titled, “China’s Growing Relationship with Latin America and the Caribbean in the Context of US Policy Toward the Region,” which will be published in the Air and Space Power Journal in English, Spanish, and Chinese

  • Feb 28, 2014
    Acting Director Ken LaPlante traveled to the Dominican Republic from January 27 to 31 to attend the 2014 Caribbean Chiefs of Defense Conference (CANSEC) and to participate in several events with local alumni and partner institutions. During his visit, Mr. LaPlante met with General Hector Payan, Director of the Higher Institute for Defense (INSUDE...

  • Feb 24, 2014
    On February 24, 2014, a Peruvian delegation hosted the Mechanism of Exchange of Information on Capacities in Support of Natural Disasters (MECADEN, by its Spanish acronym) workshop that was held at the Perry Center facilities.

  • Feb 21, 2014
    On February 20, the Perry Center coordinated a VTC with the Perry Center alumni association in Jalisco, Mexico. The lecture was titled, “Governability and Security Challenges Facing the Emergence of Self-defense Groups,” and was provided by Professors Carlos Ospina and Patricia Escamilla-Hamm to over 350 participants. The event was broadcast to...

  • Feb 19, 2014
    On February 18, Perry Center Acting Director Ken LaPlante gathered the Center’s faculty and staff together to recognize the work of Todd Rosenblum, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense (A/ASD) for Homeland Defense and Americas’ Security Affairs. Mr. LaPlante spoke about A/ASD Rosenblum’s contributions to security and defense policy on behalf of...

  • Feb 19, 2014
    On March 12, 2014, the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies will host a Forum on USG engagement related to women in peace and security issues. This special Hemispheric Forum will take place in the Abraham Lincoln Hall Auditorium on Ft. McNair from 3 to 5 p.m., and will be followed by a reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. This Forum...

  • Feb 07, 2014
    On February 6, Professors Michael Gold-Biss and Carlos Ospina Ovalle conducted a presentation via videoconference (VTC) on the topic of theoretical and practical strategic conflict analysis to the Naval War Academy in Viña del Mar, Chile.