Center News

  • Jan 15, 2016
    On January 12, Dr. Luis Bitencourt participated as a panelist with a highly distinguished group of experts on Brazil at the America’s Society and Council of the Americas, in Washington, DC. The title of the forum was "Economic and Political Challenges confronting Brazil." Dr. Bitencourt addressed the challenges facing the Brazilian government in...

  • Jan 14, 2016
    Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo was published yesterday in The Cipher Brief with an article entitled "ISIS’ Illicit Networks" — positing that ISIL can be characterized as a "criminalized state" with an illicit economy fueled by extortion, robbery, oil sales, human trafficking, kidnap for ransom, and antiquities looting that sustain its self-...

  • Dec 17, 2015
    On December 10, the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense studies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago. During an alumni event coordinated with the Trinidad and Tobago Alumni Association, Perry Center Director Mark Wilkins and University...

  • Dec 17, 2015
    On Wednesday, December 16, Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo conducted a videoconference on “The Rise of ISIS and the U.S. Strategy to Counter It” for over 100 Perry Center alumni from 15 countries in the wake of the Paris and San Bernardino terrorist attacks. Topics discussed included the evolution of ISIS from a terrorist group into a “...

  • Dec 16, 2015
    On December 9, the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense studies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The University of West Indies, St. Augustine Campus in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago. Perry Center Director Mark Wilkins and Professor Andy Knight, signing on behalf Vice Chancellor and Campus Principal Professor...

  • Dec 15, 2015
    At a ceremony in Lincoln Hall Auditorium, the Perry Center honored Admiral Vidal Francisco Soberón Sanz, Secretary of the Navy of Mexico, and Dr. Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith, one of the world’s leading scholars on Caribbean defense and security issues, with the ninth annual William J. Perry Awards for Excellence in Security and Defense Education. Mark...

  • Dec 14, 2015
    Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo presented on the "Financial Front of the War against the Islamic State and U.S. Strategy to Counter ISIL"201512 before 48 members and guests of the briefed the Inter-American Defense Board at the Casa del Soldado, including Brigadier General Joseph Whitlock, Deputy Director, J-5 Strategic Plans and Policy...

  • Dec 12, 2015
    Perry Center staff and faculty completed the first-ever regional seminar on Defense Institution Building on Friday, December 11 in Port of Spain, Trinidad. The seminar was attended by 31 members representing ten Caribbean Basin nations. Trinidad and Tobago Defense Force Chief of Staff General Rodney Smart congratulated the participants in a...

  • Dec 10, 2015
    December 10 each year marks International Human Rights Day. Human rights is an important element of US foreign policy. The State Department has four main foreign policy goals: (1) protect the United States and Americans; (2) advance democracy, human rights, and other global interests; (3) promote international understanding of American values and...

  • Dec 08, 2015
    On Monday, December 7th, a team of Perry Center staff and faculty commenced a seminar in Trinidad and Tobago. The seminar, titled “Security and Defense Institution Building: Methods, Practices, and Tools,” addresses policy formulation, force design, integrated governance systems, and education systems necessary to improve the efficiency of...

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