Center News

  • 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...

  • Nov 29, 2016
    On Monday, November 28, the Perry Center received a delegation from the Course of Superior Strategic Studies (CAEE) of the Command for Education of the Armed Forces of Guatemala (COSEDE). The delegation, led by Brigadier General Byron Gutierrez, COSEDE Commander, included 41 students. Director Mark Wilkins welcomed the group and briefly discussed...

  • Nov 16, 2016
    On November 15, 2016, the Perry Center hosted an alumni reunion at the Sheraton Libertador Hotel in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The event was the Center’s first in Argentina since 2010 and had an excellent turn out with more than 80 alumni and guests in attendance. Perry Center Director Mark Wilkins started off the evening with a talk about courses...

  • Nov 15, 2016
    Students from the Inter-American Air Forces Academy (IAAFA) visited the Perry Center today as a part of that institution’s two-day orientation visit to Washington, DC, to enhance students’ understanding of governmental and international organizations. The delegation included 46 students from 11 Western Hemisphere countries, including 13 United...

  • Nov 11, 2016
    On Thursday, November 10, the Perry Center welcomed visitors from the Argentine American Dialogue as part of that organization’s one-week visit to Washington, D.C., to observe U.S. national elections. The delegation included 50 current and former government officials, as well as influential leaders in Argentine civil society. In the days leading...

  • Nov 03, 2016
    The Perry Center congratulates the Defense Strategic Management and Crisis Management Course (CEDEYAC) on its 15th anniversary. Dr. Luis Bitencourt, on behalf of the Perry Center, participated in anniversary celebrations and the graduation of the 30th CEDEYAC course on October 27, 2016. The ceremony was held in Lima, Peru. The CEDEYAC was the 2007...

  • Oct 27, 2016
    The Director of the Perry Center, Mark Wilkins, awarded Viviana Edwards a 20-Hour Time Off Award earlier today in recognition of her outstanding contributions to last week’s successful launch of the book, Beyond Convergence: World Without Order . In addition to her other high priority tasks, Ms. Edwards compressed several months’ worth of...

  • Oct 26, 2016
    On October 21, the Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies celebrated the graduation of students in the 2016 Strategy and Defense Policy (SDP) course. Completed by 72 civilian and military officials from 19 countries, SDP gave students the opportunity to ask questions of distinguished guest speakers, complete and present projects through...

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