Center News

  • 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...

  • Feb 27, 2017
    Perry Center Professors Boris Saavedra and Celina Realuyo conducted a Countering Transnational Threats in the Northern Triangle Seminar in collaboration with the Colegio de Defensa Nacional (Honduran National Defense College) in Tegucigalpa, Honduras on February 23, 2017. The seminar addressed topics like the convergence of terrorism and crime, U...

  • Jan 13, 2017
    On Thursday, January 12, Perry Center Director Mark Wilkins presented the 2016 William J. Perry Award for Excellence in Security and Defense Education to Ambassador Luigi Einaudi during a ceremony in Lincoln Hall Auditorium. Mr. Wilkins opened the ceremony by welcoming Ambassador Einaudi’s family and other guests and acknowledging the many...

  • Dec 15, 2016
    In mid-November 2016, the Facultad de la Defensa Nacional (FADENA) of Argentina and the Perry Center delivered a first of a kind joint seminar entitled Futuros Inciertos y los Nuevos Imperativos de la Politica de Defensa (Uncertain Futures and New Defense Policy Imperatives). Held in Buenos Aires, the academic engagement brought together a select...

  • Dec 07, 2016
    On December 6, 2016, Perry Center Professors Celina Realuyo and Boris Saavedra and their SOCSOUTH colleague Howard White were decorated with the Colombian War College (ESDEGUE) Military Medal in Bogota, Colombia. The award was conferred in recognition of their teaching and research contributions on transnational threats and support for the...

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