Center News

  • 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...

  • Nov 12, 2019
    The Perry Center wrapped up the 2019 Washington Security and Defense Seminar (WSDS) on Friday, November 8. The seminar serves as a "US Government 401" in that it explores the branches and processes of the USG at the highest levels. Senior representatives from the Departments of State, Defense, and the National Security Council, among others, spoke...

  • Nov 04, 2019
    On Monday, November 4, the Perry Center kicked off the 2019 Washington Security and Defense Seminar (WSDS) course. The course meets the Center’s mandate to educate Latin American and Caribbean partners about the US government, a massive organization with millions of employees and hundreds of organizations. WSDS 2019 touches on important topics...

  • Oct 30, 2019
    We are sorry to report the passing of Dr. John Fishel on Saturday, October 19. John was a Professor and Research Director at the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies for over 8 years. The link below to his obituary calls attention to Dr. Fishel's rich service as a scholar, university professor, and US Army Officer with extensive experience in...

  • Oct 28, 2019
    Experts on transnational organized crime and corruption in the Americas met at AEI on Friday to discuss ongoing challenges in tackling the region’s evolving crime landscape. AEI’s Roger Noriega spoke with El Salvador Attorney General Raúl Melara about the United States’ partnership with El Salvador on combating criminal groups. Attorney General...

  • Oct 22, 2019
    On Monday October 21, the William J Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies welcomed 81 defense and security professionals representing 15 countries across the Western Hemisphere to the two week residential phase of the Strategy and Defense Policy Course (SDP 2019). Course participants come from careers in their respective ministries of...

  • Oct 21, 2019
    Professor of Practice William Godnick (front, left) with Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio (front, center) and Binghamton, New York councilman Conrad Taylor (front, right) at the panel on Human Rights and Rule of Law during the 2nd day of the American Youth Summit hosted by the Organization of American States in Washington DC on 17 October...

  • Sep 30, 2019
    On Friday, September 27th 2019 the William J Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies celebrated the graduation of 76 students representing 12 Western Hemisphere countries from its Defense Governance and Cyber Policy and Development courses. The participants spent the last two weeks in residency at the Perry Center following an intensive four...

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