Center News

  • Jun 12, 2020
    On June 11, 2020, Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo spoke on “The Impact of COVID-19 on Transnational Organized Crime in Latin America” for the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) COVID-19 Webinar Series: Global Crisis, Global Risk and Global Consequences. Other panelists included Dr. Alvaro Mendez, Co-Director, Global South Unit, London...

  • Jun 08, 2020
    The Perry Center conducted an online Colombian Joint and Inter-Agency Course from May 5-28, 2020. Originally scheduled to take place at the Perry Center, the course transitioned to an online venue due to COVID 19-related restrictions. This resulted in the Perry Center’s implementation of its first long-form virtual course, which brought together...

  • Jun 02, 2020
    On June 1, Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo spoke on "Following the Money Trail to Combat Terrorism, Crime and Corruption in the Age of COVID-19" at the Revista Digital webinar "Transnational Crime: Perspectives and Prospectives" organized by Perry Center alumni Fernando Zarboza and Alejandro Perugorria from Argentina. Other speakers included...

  • Jun 01, 2020
    On May 19 and 21 the Perry Center’s webinar series continued discussing cybersecurity with a particular focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI). Professor Boris Saavedra and adjunct professors Gianncarlo Gomez and Marty Treviño noted the varied role of AI during this time of social isolation while cautioning that the threat landscape is ripe for...

  • May 28, 2020
    On May 26, Professor Boris Saavedra and invited panelists Joseph Humire and Dr. Hernan Castillo discussed the military policy and strategy designed and implemented by the Bolivarian Revolution administrations and its role in the relationship with hemispheric and non-hemispheric external actors. The speakers analyzed the military's transformational...

  • May 26, 2020
    From May 20 to 21, 2020, Perry Center Professors Celina Realuyo and Boris Saavedra spoke at the Virtual Forum of the Colombian War College on "The Pandemic and the Molecular Revolution: Is Governance an Illusion or a Reality?" The Forum was held within the framework of the sixth anniversary of the Regional Center for Strategic Security Studies -...

  • May 15, 2020
    On May 12, Professor Dr. Boris Saavedra and Adjunct Professor, Major (ret.) George Benson jointly presented a webinar looking at the regional and global impacts of COVID-19 on Cybersecurity. The event explored how the pandemic has intensified our digital life, in both positive and negative ways. The presenters described how cybercriminals are...

  • May 12, 2020
    The Perry Center’s webinar series about the impacts of COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean continued with English and Spanish sessions on May 5 and 7 about the pandemic’s effects on organized crime in the region. Perry Center Director LTG (Ret.) Frederick Rudesheim opened the May 5 session, remarking that the world is in uncharted...

  • May 11, 2020
    On May 7, 2020, Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo participated in the Inter-American Defense Foundation virtual Extraordinary Meeting: Military Challenges in Times of Crisis. She spoke on "Combating Transnational Organized Crime in the Age of COVID-19 in the Americas" and the implications for the armed forces in the region to a virtual...

  • May 01, 2020
    Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo guest lectured on "Combating Transnational Organized Crime and Money Laundering in Latin America" for the Geneva Centre for Security Policy's Leadership in International Security Course (LISC) at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, for students from over 20 countries across the...

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