Center News

  • Dec 06, 2018
    On November 29, 2018 the Perry Center partnered with the John’s Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) to present a Hemispheric Forum addressing "Security Challenges in Latin America." The event covered current topics relevant to the region, including: the Crisis in Venezuela, Central American insecurity, as well as Russian and...

  • Nov 21, 2018
    From November 11-15, 2018, a Perry Center team comprised of Director Lieutenant General (Ret.) Frederick Rudesheim, Celina Realuyo, and Kara O’Ryan, conducted a bilateral engagement program with institutional counterparts in Mexico City. The week was filled with a series of institutional activities including the signing of a cooperation agreement...

  • Nov 16, 2018
    On November 14 2018, senior officials from Guatemala’s Galileo University and its Security Studies Institute welcomed Prof. Alejandro Alemán, Dr. Alejandra Bolaños, and Dr. Fabiana Perera, members of the Perry Center’s Governance Program. The team was kindly received with opening remarks by Dr. Jorge Retolaza in his capacity as Secretary General...

  • Nov 06, 2018
    On Monday, November 5, the Perry Center kicked off the Washington Security and Defense Seminar (WSDS). This annual course educates members of the Latin American and Caribbean diplomatic community in Washington, DC on US strategies and policies. Nearly 70 participants from 22 countries will attend the five day event directed by Professor Patrick...

  • Oct 19, 2018
    Perry Center Director Lieutenant General (ret.) Frederick Rudesheim participated in the Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas (CDMA) hosted by the Government of Mexico in Cancun from 7 - 10 October. The forum was founded by former Defense Secretary William J. Perry back in 1995. The Director made a presentation the evolving role of the...

  • Oct 12, 2018
    Perry Center Professor Pat Paterson provided a lecture to CEDEYAC students on Thursday, October 11. His presentation, titled "Política de Defensa y Sistemas Regionales de Defensa y Seguridad," covered a number of important development in security and defense matters in the Western Hemisphere: definitions of security and defense; blurred lines...

  • Oct 11, 2018
    On Monday, October 15, 2018 the Perry Center’s biggest academic course to date, Strategy and Defense Policy (SDP), began. Over 90 military and civilian officials representing 17 countries in the Western Hemisphere traveled to Washington, DC to begin the 2 week residential phase of the course. Prior to their arrival, course participants have been...

  • Oct 01, 2018
    From September 25-27, The Perry Center, represented by its Director, LTG (ret.) Frederick Rudesheim, Course Director William Godnick, and others, convened approximately 30 defense and security professionals from Trinidad and Tobago for a Caribbean Defense and Security Seminar in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Through a series of expert...

  • Sep 20, 2018
    On Monday, September 17, 2018 a delegation of officials from the Brazilian Superior War College visited the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies. The delegation led by Vice Admiral Carlos Frederico Carneiro Primo, was welcomed by National Defense University President Vice Admiral Fritz Roegge, Perry Center Director Lieutenant...

  • Sep 18, 2018
    On Friday, September 14, 2018, students enrolled in the Higher Military Studies Course (CAEM) at the Colombian National War College arrived to the Perry Center for an academic exchange. The 23-person delegation, led by Major General Juan Pablo Amaya and Colonel Oscar Tobar, was greeted by Perry Center Director Lieutenant General (ret.) Frederick S...

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