Center News

  • Aug 15, 2017
    On Tuesday, August 15, the Perry Center welcomed a delegation from the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC) as part of the group’s annual visit to Washington, DC. Led by the institutions’ Commandant, COL Robert F. Alvaro, USA, the delegation included 46 students and personnel from WHINSEC’s Maneuver Captains Career...

  • Aug 01, 2017
    On Friday, July 28, the Perry Center celebrated the graduation of students enrolled in the Caribbean Security and Defense (CDSC) course. Comprised of 48 students from 14 Caribbean nations, and led by Dr. William Godnick, and assisted by Assistant Professors Dianne Williams, George Benson and Walter Earle, CDSC is a fundamental course in which...

  • Jul 21, 2017
    On July 20, 2017, Caribbean Security and Defense Course (CDSC) students visited the Organization of American States (OAS) for a tour of the international organization’s historic downtown headquarters, including the Hall of the Americas, Hall of Heroes, and Marcus Garvey Hall. Students had the opportunity to meet in the main plenary room, where OAS...

  • Jul 18, 2017
    On Monday, July 17, 48 students arrived at the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies for the two-week resident phase of the Caribbean Defense and Security Course (CDSC). Participants from 14 countries in the Caribbean traveled to Washington, DC, to engage with regional partners and discuss the common security themes and...

  • Jul 17, 2017
    On July 14, 2017 Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales formally presented his country’s updated National Security Policy during a public ceremony in the National Palace of Culture; the Ministry of Governance also unveiled a National Crime and Violence Prevention Strategy aligned with this policy. Lic. Silvia de León, the Coordinator of the National...

  • Jul 17, 2017
    In a retirement ceremony on July 13, 2017, the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies recognized Van Beall for his lifetime of public service. In appreciation for his contributions to the Center and the Department of Defense over the past 17 years, Mr. Beall was honored with the Civil Service Retirement Award and the Defense...

  • Jul 12, 2017
    On July 12, a delegation from the Inter-American Air Forces Academy (IAAFA) visited the Perry Center to receive a briefing on the topic of cyber terrorism. The group included 40 personnel from air forces throughout the Americas, including countries such as Brazil, El Salvador, and Colombia, as well as eight US Air Force service members. Brazilian...

  • Jul 12, 2017
    Perry Center Professors Celina Realuyo and Boris Saavedra contributed to the report, "Kingpins and Corruption: Targeting Transnational Organized Crime in the Americas" written by the AEI Working Group on Transnational Organized Crime and published on June 26, 2017. Key Points of the Report Transnational organized crime resides at the heart of...

  • Jul 09, 2017
    On July 8 and 9, the Perry Center welcomed a delegation of twelve individuals from the Global Institute of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (IGLOBAL) Master’s in Security, Crisis, and Emergency Management program in the Dominican Republic. The delegation was led by Josefina Reynoso Chacón, the Program Coordinator. During the first day, Perry...

  • Jul 07, 2017
    Chile APS 2006, DPRM 2000, SRC 2009, SRC 2011 Adolfo Vera Nova received recognition at the awards ceremony for the Second Ambassador Jorge Berguño Barnes Essay Contest on Foreign Policy, Security, Defense and Integration in Chile which was organized by the Chilean Association of Career Diplomats.

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