Center News

  • Jun 28, 2017
    On June 28, 2017 the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies bid farewell to Perry Center Director Mark Wilkins. Current and former officials from the Office of the Secretary of Defense and other Department of Defense Regional Centers joined Perry Center faculty and staff to honor Mr. Wilkins for his career in public service. Mr...

  • Jun 28, 2017
    On June 16th, a delegation from the Chilean National Academy of Political and Strategic Studies (ANEPE) visited the Perry Center and the National Defense University (NDU) for briefings and a dialogue on emerging defense and security challenges in the Western Hemisphere. Led by the ANEPE Director, LTG Felipe Arancibia Clavel, the group included 13...

  • Jun 20, 2017
    On the heels of the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America in Miami, the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies and Guatemalan Ministry of Defense convened over sixty defense and security professionals in Antigua, Guatemala for the 2nd Annual Central American Regional Seminar on Countering Transregional-...

  • Jun 11, 2017
    On June 9th, a delegation from the Mexican Secretariat of National Defense’s (SEDENA) Superior War College (ESG) visited the Perry Center for briefings and a dialogue on the topic of emerging defense and security challenges in the Western Hemisphere. Led by Major General Francisco Aguilar Hernández, the group included over 100 Mexican Army...

  • Jun 08, 2017
    Directly from Mexico City, Perry Center’s Professor Luis Bitencourt lectured to 42 students of the Peruvian Defense Advanced Studies Course on “Defense Policies and Regional Defense Systems”. Luis also had as a special invited speaker, the former Perry Center’s Professor Guillermo Pacheco, who was also in Mexico City and is a respected authority...

  • Jun 01, 2017
    Participants in the Strategic Vision Initiative for Hemispheric Defense and Security meet at the Perry Center to develop forward thinking research to support the agenda of the 2018 Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas to be held in Mexico City in 2018. Perry Center partners include the National Defense University (Argentina), National...

  • May 31, 2017
    The Perry Center’s Dr. Boris Saavedra participated in a VTC-based seminar on “Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.” The seminar was sponsored by the Argentine-American Leadership Network and the Argentine National Intelligence School. Dr. Saavedra’s presentation addressed policies and strategies for the protection of critical infrastructure,...

  • May 31, 2017
    Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo and NDU/Center for Complex Operation Director of Research Michael Miklaucic participated in the book launch of “Beyond Convergence: World without Order” before the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the diplomatic corps in Vienna, Austria and in Oslo, Norway sponsored by the Global Initiative against...

  • May 30, 2017
    On Tuesday, May 23, a delegation from the Course of Superior Strategic Studies (CAEE) of the Command for Education of the Armed Forces of Guatemala (COSEDE) visited the Perry Center to discuss security and defense policymaking. Director Mark Wilkins welcomed the 36-person delegation, which included both military and civilian officials and was led...

  • May 26, 2017
    On May 19, 2017, Mark Wilkins, Director of the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, presented the Defense Meritorious Service Medal to Colonel Robert F. Alvaro, US Army. The Defense Meritorious Service Medal is awarded to service members who render outstanding non-combat meritorious achievement or service while assigned to a...

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