Center News

  • 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...

  • Oct 25, 2016
    On October 18, 2016, the Perry Center and National Defense University’s Center for Complex Operations co-hosted a Hemispheric Forum and book release event for Beyond Convergence: World Without Order , a new publication from CCO Press. In panel discussions and subsequent question-and-answer sessions, the book’s authors engaged with a diverse...

  • Oct 25, 2016
    On Thursday, October 20, the Perry Center hosted a delegation of students from Paraguay’s Institute for High Strategic Studies (IAEE). Led by COL Vicente Torres, Chief of Staff and Program Advisor, and Dr. Laura Battilana, Director of the National Strategic Planning Program (PEPEN), the delegation included 45 masters students. During their stay in...

  • 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, 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...

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