Center News

  • Feb 29, 2016
    Ambassador Adam Blackwell, the Perry Center Diplomat-in-Residence, examines security conditions in the hemisphere in his new book, If the War on Drugs is Over – Now What? Based on his experience as the Secretary for Multidimensional Security at the Organization of American States and from years of observing security problems in many locations...

  • Feb 23, 2016
    On February 18-19, 2016, the Perry Center, in partnership with the WJPC El Salvador Alumni Association and the Ministry of Defense, conducted a Countering Transnational Threats Seminar in San Salvador for 46 security and defense officials, under the auspices of the Ministry of Defense and El Salvador’s Regional Center on Training against...

  • Feb 16, 2016
    For more than a half century, Colombia has been engaged in an internal armed conflict, with tremendous political, social, and economic impact on the country. In October 2012, the Colombian government decided to seek a negotiated end to the conflict and build a stable and lasting peace with the Revolutionary Armed Force (FARC). On March 17, 2016,...

  • Feb 10, 2016
    Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo authored a chapter titled "North American Efforts to Combat the Financing of Terrorism" in a new Joint Special Operations University publication titled, SOF Role in Combating Transnational Organized Crime , edited by William Mendel and Dr. Peter McCabe In April 2015, military and civilian personnel from Canada...

  • Feb 04, 2016
    On February 1, the Perry Center honored Professor Celina Realuyo for twenty years of government service. Beginning her career as a US Foreign Service Officer with the Department of State, Professor Realuyo spent time abroad in Madrid, Panama, and at the US Mission to NATO, Brussels, Belgium., Prior to joining the faculty at the Perry Center she...

  • Feb 04, 2016
    The Defense Minister of Paraguay, Diogenes Martinez, met with the Executive Board of the Perry Center Paraguay Alumni Association. The group spoke with the Minister about their experiences in Washington at the Center and offered their cooperation in matters of security, defense and national development. Afterward, the Minister asked the Vice...

  • Feb 04, 2016
    The Perry Center bid farewell to RADM (ret.) Pedro de la Fuente on Monday afternoon, honoring his five years of service as a professor at the Center. Professor de la Fuente consistently demonstrated superior leadership and academic excellence during his tenure, helping to develop and implement several innovative capacity-building programs that...

  • Feb 02, 2016
    From 20 to 23 January, over 40 heads of state and government, as well as 2,500 leaders from business and society convened at the 46th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. The Forum theme was "Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution." Forum participants examined the challenges of geo-economics, global security, public...

  • Jan 28, 2016
    Perry Center faculty have published two reports as part of its Occasional Paper series. In his most recent report, Professor Pat Paterson examines the peace accords between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, People’s Army (FARC-EP). In September, after nearly three years of talks, the two groups announced that...

  • Jan 28, 2016
    The US Southern Command-hosted Caribbean Nations Security Conference (CANSEC) started Tuesday in Jamaica. The annual conference brings security and defense representatives from Caribbean Basin countries together to seek common efforts against drug trafficking, organized crime, and other problems that afflict the region. Many of the Caribbean...

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