Center News

  • Jul 15, 2016
    More than 30 students from 10 Latin American countries are attending a new academic course at the William J. Perry Center on how to handle complex security threats. The course, Defense Policy and Complex Threats (DPCT), is directed by Dr. Luis Bitencourt and Professor Guillermo Pacheco. It is a part of a series of Perry Center courses designed to...

  • Jul 14, 2016
    Intelligence fusion centers may be the type of security apparatus that countries in the Northern Triangle need to combat organized crime according to Dr. Thomas Bruneau. In the most recent Perry Center Occasional Paper , Dr. Bruneau, a distinguished Professor Emeritus of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and longtime...

  • Jul 06, 2016
    Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo participated in a Congressional briefing on "Drug Trafficking, Organized Crime, and Violence in Central America’s Northern Triangle" convened on July 6 by the Central America Caucus led by Congresswoman Norma Torres (D-CA), with Rep. David Valadao (D-CA) and Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI). Drug trafficking and...

  • Jun 29, 2016
    Last week, the Perry Center celebrated the graduation of students participating in its Combating Transnational Organized Crime and Illicit Networks in the Americas (CTOC) and Strategic Implications of Human Rights and the Rule of Law (HR/ROL) courses. Attended by fifty-six civilian and military officials from sixteen countries, the courses...

  • Jun 24, 2016
    Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo testified before the House Financial Services Committee Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing on June 23rd to discuss the importance of public-private sector partnerships at a hearing on "The Next Terrorist Financiers: Stopping Them Before They Start." This final hearing of the Task Force summarized...

  • Jun 22, 2016
    Students from the Perry Center Human Rights and Rule of Law Course visited the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) on Tuesday, June 21. The course discussions include modern examples of genocide, in particular the case studies of Rwanda, the former Yugoslavia, and most recently Syria. The USHMM has been the site of frequent U.S. efforts to...

  • Jun 22, 2016
    The Perry Center hosted a Hemispheric Forum that addressed the role of LGBT personnel in the armed forces. Advancing themes of inclusivity and openness, the Forum featured a diverse set of distinguished panelists from across the security and defense sectors. Panelists included: Major General Patricia Rose, USAF, Mobilization Assistant to the...

  • Jun 21, 2016
    Perry Professor Boris Saavedra was inducted into the Gallery of Honor of the Inter-American Defense College (IADC) on Friday, June 3. Dr. Saavedra, a former combat pilot and retired Brigade General of the Venezuelan Air Force, has been associated with the College for 20 years. From 1996-98, he was the Chief of Academics. Since then, as a long-time...

  • Jun 20, 2016
    Faculty and students of Chile’s National Academy of Strategic and Political Studies (ANEPE) visited on June 16, 2016, for an academic exchange with the Perry Center faculty. ANEPE’s Director, Lieutenant General Felipe Arancibia Clavel led a delegation that included ANEPE faculty and a diverse roster of students that included both Chileans and...

  • Jun 17, 2016
    On Wednesday, June 15, students from the Strategic Implications of Human Rights and the Rule of Law (HR/ROL) course visited the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in Washington, DC. Over the course of two hours, lawyers and members of the staff provided the students with detailed brief about the Commission’s case petitions,...

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