Center News

  • 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...

  • May 26, 2017
    May 15-19, the Perry Center traveled to Mexico City and Guadalajara to conduct seminars and other network and institutional building activities. Collaborating with professors Yadira Galvez, Dr. Consuelo Dávila and Dr. Alejandro Chanona of the National Autonomous University of Mexico’s Department of Political and Social Sciences ( UNAM ), the Perry...

  • May 24, 2017
    The William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies has been honored with a 2017 When Work Works Award for exemplary workplace practices. The prestigious When Work Works Award is part of the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM’s) When Work Works project, a national initiative that helps employers become more successful by...

  • May 24, 2017
    On May 22, the 2017 Managing Security and Defense (MSD) Senior Executive Seminar opened at the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies. For the next week, the Perry Center will host over 20 senior leaders from the ministries of defense, ministries of national security, interior ministries, armed forces, and national legislatures of...

  • May 23, 2017
    As part of a long standing program of cooperation between the Perry Center and the Peruvian navy’s postgraduate school (Escuela Superior de Guerra Naval), Dr. Luis Bitencourt gave a videoconference lecture on “Tomorrow’s Defense Challenges.” Throughout the VTC, Dr. Bitencourt invited the participants to think about defense challenges in a...

  • May 10, 2017
    Next week Professors Boris Saavedra and Celina Realuyo will participate in seminars in Mexico City and Guadalajara, Mexico. Both seminars were organized by Perry Center grads and are open to the public.

  • May 07, 2017
    The week of May 7 to 13 is designated by Congress as Public Service Recognition Week to highlight the many sacrifices public servants at the local, state and federal levels make every day. In recognition of the week, Perry Center employees were thanked by the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs and the Perry...

  • May 06, 2017
    On May 5, the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies concluded concurrent courses in Strategic Implications of Human Rights and the Rule of Law (HR/ROL) and Combating Transnational Organized Crime and Illicit Networks in the Americas (CTOC). Successfully completed by 84 military and civilian officials from seventeen countries, the...

  • Apr 28, 2017
    On Wednesday, April 26, 2017 the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies hosted the Hemispheric Forum, “Command Update: Military and Police Operations During the Colombian Peace Process.” Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo moderated the forum. The featured speaker was Major General Carlos Alfonso Rojas Tirado, Chief of Staff of...

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