Center News

  • Oct 18, 2016
    On Monday, Strategy and Defense Policy (SDP) course participants toured the United States Capitol. Beginning in the Capitol Visitor Center, the tour gave participants an opportunity to explore the architecture and artwork of the Capitol, as well as gain insights into the historical and political development of the United States. Students viewed a...

  • Oct 12, 2016
    Doctor Abraham Lowenthal visited the Perry Center last month to discuss his book, Democratic Transitions: Conversations with World Leaders (co-edited with Sergio Bitar). Dr. Lowenthal met with the faculty and recorded a “Diálogo” with Dr. Luis Bitencourt. Dr. Lowenthal is Professor Emeritus of International Relations at the University of Southern...

  • Oct 11, 2016
    On October 10, Doctor Luis Bitencourt lectured via VTC on "Challenges for Defense Governance in a Complex and Rapidly Changing World" to approximately 25 students of the Peruvian Navy’s CEDEYAC (Curso de Dirección Estratégica para la Defensa y Administracián de Crisis) course. Dr. Bitencourt analyzed how the new global challenges — imposed by the...

  • Oct 11, 2016
    On October 10, the Perry Center received 72 students for the first day of the Strategy and Defense Policy (SDP) course resident phase. The students, representing 19 different countries throughout the Western Hemisphere, have already been working with Perry Center faculty and one another for over a month as part of SDP’s rigorous distance-learning...

  • Oct 08, 2016
    In a luncheon hosted by the Perry Center, faculty and staff said farewell to Professor Guillermo Pacheco. Mr. Pacheco joined the Perry Center faculty in 2006 as an Assistant Professor for eight years before becoming a Professor of Practice for the last two years. Prior to working at the Perry Center, Professor Pacheco led a distinguished career as...

  • Sep 30, 2016
    On September 27, the Perry Center honored two institutions that have made significant and sustained contributions in security and defense education -- The Technical Secretariat of the National Security Council of Guatemala and the Center for Defense Policy Studies, also of Guatemala, received the tenth annual William J. Perry Awards for Excellence...

  • Sep 28, 2016
    On September 26, the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies kicked off the Washington Security and Defense Seminar (WSDS) for Washington-based civilian diplomatic personnel. During this intensive one-week seminar, participants from the countries of the Western Hemisphere will have the opportunity to learn more about how the US...

  • Sep 16, 2016
    On Tuesday, September 13, 2016 the Perry Center Alumni Association of Guatemala hosted a one-day Central American Cybersecurity and Cyberdefense Forum held at the Guatemalan Defense Ministry’s Conference Center. The forum was attended by 152 participants comprised of government officials, private sector civilians, academics, military personnel,...

  • Sep 08, 2016
    On September 7-9, 2016, the Perry Center and Costa Rica’s Ministry of Public Security convened over 100 senior defense and security professionals from 12 countries (Belize, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and the US) for a "Central American Regional Countering...

  • Sep 07, 2016
    The William J. Perry Center is delighted to announce that Dr. William Godnick has joined the Center as the newest faculty member. Dr. Godnick has extensive academic and operational experience. He holds a BS in International Business from San Francisco State University (1992) and an MA in International Policy Studies from the Monterey Institute of...

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