Center News

  • 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...

  • Sep 06, 2016
    Professor Pat Paterson published his second book in as many months, Training Surrogate Forces in International Humanitarian Law: Lessons from Peru, Colombia, El Salvador, and Iraq . The book, published by the Joint Special Operations University (JSOU), examines the important US military strategy of working with partner nations to combat terrorism...

  • Sep 06, 2016
    Perry Center faculty participated in a regional conference on human rights at US Southern Command headquarters in Miami, Florida from August 29 until September 02. USSOUTHCOM hosted the conference to examine the challenges associated with applying human rights standards during complex security operations against organized crime groups in the...

  • Sep 02, 2016
    On August 30, 2016, the Perry Center hosted a delegation of military officials from the Colombian National War College’s (ESDEGUE) Military Information Course (CIM). Led by Colonel Mendez Parra Eduardo, Chief of Planning for ESDEGUE, and Colonel Juan Carlos Rueda Cartagena, Colombia’s air attaché to the United States, the delegation included 12...

  • Aug 26, 2016
    The Perry Center is excited to announce its latest book, an edited series of essays titled Contemporary Security and Defense Issues in the Caribbean . Contributing authors include students and professors from the Caribbean Security and Defense Course in 2015. The 200-page book is a product of the team work of the Perry Center faculty and staff...

  • Aug 24, 2016
    On August 22, 2016, the Perry Center hosted a delegation of four Argentine defense professionals as part of US Southern Command’s support to the National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security. Accompanying Rear Admiral María Inés Uriarte of the Argentine Navy was a delegation that included Colonel Elizabeth María Sotelo of the Argentine Air...

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