Center News

  • Apr 22, 2016
    The Perry Center hosted "Evolving Threats in Central America: Forecasting an Uncertain Future," a Hemispheric Forum that aimed to analyze regional trends and envision a strategy to combat current and future security challenges. Perry Center Visiting Professor Walter Earle led the discussion, which featured remarks from Dr. C. Thomas Bruneau,...

  • Apr 09, 2016
    April 7-8, 2016, the Perry Center partnered with the University of Guadalajara’s Social Science and Humanities Department to carry out a “Countering Transnational Threats in the Americas Seminar” in Guadalajara, Mexico. Professors Boris Saavedra and Celina Realuyo presented before a crowd of more than 190 students, academics and security...

  • Apr 07, 2016
    Perry Center professor Pat Paterson presented to the Committee on Hemispheric Security (CHS) at the Organization of American States (OAS). Professor Paterson spoke about the impact of organized crime at a special session to address security concerns of the small island states of the Caribbean. He emphasized that crime concerns in the Caribbean are...

  • Apr 06, 2016
    On April 5, 2016, the Honorable Edmund E. Dillon (Major General, retired.), Minister of National Security of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, visited the Perry Center to discuss preparations for the upcoming Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas (XII CDMA). Minister Dillon was accompanied by representatives of the Embassy of Trinidad...

  • Apr 06, 2016
    April 4-5, 2016, the Perry Center collaborated with Professors Yadira Galvez and Dr. Alejandro Chanona of the National Autonomous University of Mexico’s Department of Political and Social Sciences (UNAM) to conduct a “Countering Transnational Threats in the Americas Seminar” for over 150 students, academics and professionals in Mexico City. In...

  • Mar 31, 2016
    Dr. Boris Saavedra gave a video teleconference lecture followed by a Q&A session to 30 students of Peru’s Curso de Dirección Estratégica para la Defensa y Administración de Crisis (CEDEYAC). His topic, the Conceptual Nature of Security and Defense, addressed the varying perceptions of public security among Latin American nations. Throughout...

  • Mar 24, 2016
    On March 22, Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo briefed the National Coordination Council for Counterterrorism on the importance of interagency and international cooperation to combat the convergence of terrorism and crime. Her presentation, which included a case study of ISIL as a criminalized caliphate, was quite timely in light of the tragic...

  • Mar 21, 2016
    On March 17, the Perry Center held the Hemispheric Forum, “Understanding the Colombian Peace Process,” in which experts engaged a diverse audience of policymakers, military officials, and academics. Featured speakers were Adam Isacson from the human rights advocacy organization Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), and the Perry Center’s own...

  • Mar 15, 2016
    Perry Center Professors Dr. Boris Saavedra and Celina Realuyo participated in an international seminar titled, “From Terrorist Insurgency to Transnational Organized Crime” hosted by Colombia’s Regional Center for Strategic Studies in Security (CREES, by its acronym in Spanish and Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) from 8-10 March 2016 in...

  • Mar 14, 2016
    Perry Center professor Dr. David Spencer published a new book on Colombia. Spencer, a long-time observer and scholar on Colombian politics and history, published A Great Perhaps? – Colombia: Conflict and Divergence with fellow authors Dickie Davis, David Kilcullen, and Greg Mills. The book examines the astonishing turn-around of one of the US’s...

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