Center News

  • Sep 30, 2020
    On Tuesday, September 29, 2020, the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies hosted day two of its annual Washington Security and Defense Seminar (WSDS). Panelists focused on US foreign and regional policy, opening with Dr. Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Dr. Eliot Cohen, Dean of the School of...

  • Sep 28, 2020
    On Monday, September 28, 2020, the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies kicked-off a virtual version of its annual Washington Security and Defense Seminar (WSDS). Perry Center Director LTG (Ret.) Frederick Rudesheim welcomed nearly 200 diplomats representing 21 countries in Latin America and Caribbean to the forum. Day 1...

  • Sep 15, 2020
    On the eve of the commemoration of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo moderated a virtual seminar on “Countering Terrorist Threats in the Americas” with Dr. Oscar Palma, Professor at the Universidad del Rosario who spoke about the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—People's Army (FARC) and the...

  • Aug 07, 2020
    On August 05, 2020 the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies hosted a webinar on military justice in the western hemisphere in the 21st century. The webinar was moderated by Professor William Godnick and included an introductory presentation by Professor Pat Paterson on the law of armed conflict, human rights and the...

  • Aug 07, 2020
    On July 14 the Perry Center presented a webinar in the subregional perspectives series about the impact of COVID-19 in the Andean Ridge. Dr. Bill Godnick introduced the session by pointing out that the region was especially hard hit by the pandemic, both during the early days in Quayaquil and more recently with an outbreak in Bolivia that extended...

  • Jul 29, 2020
    On July 28, 2020, the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies continued their sub-regional seminar series on the impact of COVID-19 in the Southern Cone. Professor Celina Realuyo welcomed guest speakers Ms. Andrea Chaves and Mr. Marcus Reis, both Perry Center Alumni, as they discussed the measures their respective governments are...

  • Jul 27, 2020
    Last Tuesday, 21 July 2020, the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies hosted a webinar on Governance in the Security and Defense Sector Amid a Pandemic. Participating in the webinar as keynote presenters were Perry Center Professor Dr. Boris Saavedra and former Perry Center Professor Dr. Michael Gold-Biss. Both Dr. Saavedra and...

  • Jul 24, 2020
    On July 23, WJPC Director LTG (ret.) Frederick Rudesheim and Professor Celina Realuyo participated in the International Forum on "Global Governance or Globalist Government?" hosted by the Universidad Militar Nueva Granada on the occasion of their 38th anniversary. Colombian Minister of Defense Carlos Holmes Trujillo opened the forum with remarks...

  • Jul 15, 2020
    On July 14, 2020, Admiral Craig Faller, commander of US Southern Command, convened the 2020 Central American Security Conference (CENTSEC) on "Strengthening Partnerships to Confront Regional Challenges in a COVID-19 Environment" that focused on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and countering transnational criminal organizations. Participants...

  • Jul 13, 2020
    On June 30 and July 2, Perry Center Professor Boris Saavedra and Adjunct Professor Marty Treviño discussed the current cybersecurity situation in Latin America and the Caribbean, focused on the convergence of exponentially accelerated technologies and their transformational impact in a potential COVID-21 environment. Dr. Saavedra spoke on the...

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