Center News

  • Apr 06, 2017
    The William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies was honored to receive the Colombian National War College (ESDEGUE) Military Medal in Bogotá, Colombia. Presented by one of the leading defense education institutions in the Americas, this award recognizes the Perry Center’s longstanding commitment and numerous contributions to the fields...

  • Mar 30, 2017
    On Wednesday, 29 March, 2017 General Nivaldo Luiz Rossato, Commander of the Brazilian Air Force, accompanied by Major General Jefson Borjes, Brazilian Defense and Air Attaché, and Major General Barbacovi, Incoming Brazilian Defense and Air Attaché, visited the Perry Center. General Rossato met with Perry Center leadership and faculty, as well as...

  • Mar 28, 2017
    On March 27, the Perry Center received 32 students for the first day of the two-week resident phase of the Defense Policy and Complex Threats (DPCT) course. DPCT students represent 13 different countries from throughout the Western Hemisphere and a range of backgrounds in the armed forces and civilian-led government ministries. During Monday’s...

  • Mar 27, 2017
    The William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies and the Regional Security System is hosting 80 defense and security professionals for a “Caribbean Regional Seminar on Countering Transregional-Transnational Threat Networks” seminar on March 21-23, 2017, in Bridgetown, Barbados. Colonel Glyne Grannum, Chief of Staff, Barbados Defence...

  • Mar 23, 2017
    On March 22, 2017, a 32-person delegation from the Inter-American Air Forces Academy (IAAFA) visited the Perry Center for an organizational briefing and academic exchange. Accompanied by IAAFA’s Superintendent, Chief Master Sergeant Heriberto Diaz, Jr., USAF, the delegation included students from nine Western Hemisphere countries, including 14...

  • Mar 21, 2017
    On Monday, March 20, 2017, the Honorable Stafford Fitzgerald Haney, the United States Ambassador to Costa Rica, visited the Perry Center. In a meeting with Perry Center leadership and faculty, Ambassador Haney gave updates on the current security environment in Costa Rica, then participated in a review of recent Perry Center initiatives in the...

  • Mar 10, 2017
    On March 9, 2017 Florida International University Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and the US Army War College hosted a Hemispheric Conference on Security in the Changing Geopolitical Landscape in Miami, FL with over 100 participants. US Southern Command Deputy Military Commander...

  • Mar 03, 2017
    Perry Center Professor of Practice William Godnick and Adjunct Professor Juan Carlos Gomez, with the support of the Inter American Institute of Human Rights (IIDH), facilitated a dialogue among 36 military, police, civilian government and civil society officials from 9 Central American and Caribbean countries on Operationalizing Human Rights...

  • Mar 02, 2017
    On March 1, 2017, members of the Perry Center’s Costa Rican alumni network and representatives of the National Coalition against Human Trafficking (CONATT) held a roundtable about security policy and human trafficking in San José, Costa Rica. The event was moderated by alumna Marjorie Rojas and featured presentations from fellow alum Carlos...

  • Mar 02, 2017
    On March 1, 2017, Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo spoke on US efforts to combat human trafficking and transnational organized crime in the Americas at the Woodrow Wilson Center Latin American Program’s event on Migration, Trafficking and Organized Crime in Central America, Mexico and the US. Other panelists included Gretchen Kuhner, Director...

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