Center News

  • Dec 07, 2015
    Perry Center Professor Pat Paterson provided two lectures at a 3-day international conference “Challenges to security in the hemisphere against the new regional scenarios” at the Regional Center for Strategic Security Studies (CREES in Spanish) in Bogota, Colombia on 1-3 Dec 2015. Approximately 125 representatives attended from Argentina, Chile,...

  • Dec 02, 2015
    Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo was invited to contribute to a special feature on "Illicit Trafficking in Latin America" in The Cipher Brief on December 2, 2015. This interview with her focuses on the convergence of terrorism and crime through which terrorist groups like the FARC in Colombia, Shining Path in Peru, and Hezbollah finance and...

  • Nov 20, 2015
    The Perry Center was represented at a Meeting of Experts convened by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago (GOTT) on November 12, 2015 in support of the Twelfth Conference of Defense Minister of the Americas (CDMA) to be hosted by the GOTT in 2016. The Meeting was held to solicit the perspectives of specialized institutions and operational centers...

  • Nov 19, 2015
    On November 18, the Center for Complex Operations (CCO) and the Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies held a Hemispheric Forum entitled “The Changing Western Hemisphere.” Kicking off the event was a discussion featuring General John Kelly (Commander, USSOUTHCOM) and Colombia’s Ambassador to the United States, Juan Carlos Pinzón. They...

  • Nov 17, 2015
    Perry Center Professor Luis Bitencourt was invited by the University of Guadalajara and the Institute for Transparency to participate in the Second Conference on Citizen Security, from November 9 to 11, in Guadalajara, Mexico. He delivered the keynote and participated on two panels, where he commented on various aspects of the balancing act...

  • Nov 16, 2015
    Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo had the privilege of speaking on “Leveraging the Financial Instrument of National Power to Combat Terrorism and Crime” and on “The Convergence of Terrorism and Crime – A Case Study of ISIL” as a keynote speaker for the Joint Special Operations University Counter Threat Finance course at the Naval Special...

  • Nov 02, 2015
    Seventy-three students from sixteen different countries graduated from the Perry Center’s enhanced Security and Defense Policy (SDPe) course on Friday afternoon. Their walk across the Lincoln Hall auditorium stage signified the end of their two week session in Washington, DC. Former Ambassador to the Cooperative Republic of Guyana John Melvin...

  • Oct 29, 2015
    Fourteen students from the Combating Transnational Organized Crime section of the 2015 Security and Defense Policy course attended a Congressional briefing on “Cuba and Venezuela: Human Rights, National Security, and US Foreign Policy” at the Rayburn Office Building. Although several Congressmen were unable to participate due to the vote for the...

  • Oct 29, 2015
    The Perry Center conducted a Hemispheric Forum on October 27, 2015, titled “Security and Defense Challenges Posed by Emerging Technologies in the Americas: Cybersecurity, Drones (Unmanned Systems), and Robotics” Three experts in emerging technologies shared their perspectives on the opportunities, threats, and regulatory challenges associated with...

  • Oct 28, 2015
    The Perry Center welcomed a delegation of 36 civilians and military officers from the Institute for High Strategic Studies (Instituto de Altos Estudios Estratégicos, or IAEE) master’s program in national security and planning (PMPCEN). One of Paraguay’s premier institutions of higher learning, IAEE is a longtime partner of the Perry Center. During...

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