Center News

  • Oct 21, 2015
    Students of the Perry Center’s enhanced Security and Defense Policy (SDPe) course were joined by Vice Admiral Gonzalo Nicolás Ríos Polastri of Peru, the Chairman of the Inter-American Defense Board (IADB); Abraham Stein, an advisor on def201ense issues to the Secretary General of the Organization of American States and liaison to the IADB; and...

  • Oct 21, 2015
    Perry Center Professor Patrick Paterson provided an overview of regional issues in Latin America during the CAPSTONE Executive Development Course for spouses of CAPSTONE fellows. Taking place during the final week of National Defense University’s CAPSTONE course for general and flag officers, this program is centered around international regional...

  • Oct 21, 2015
    The Perry Center received MG Fernando José Soares da Cunha Mattos, Deputy Chief for Planning, Brazilian Army General Staff, accompanied by MG João Batista Bezerra Leonel Filho, Military Attaché of the Embassy of Brazil to the United States of America and to Canada, and COL Israel Guimarães de Sousa Martins, from the Brazilian Army General Staff...

  • Oct 20, 2015
    Over seventy students arrived at the Perry Center for the Strategy and Defense Policy course on Monday, 19 October. The students represent 15 countries in the hemisphere. Two-thirds of the group are civilian government representatives or members of civil society. The remainder are security officials from the police or military institutions in the...

  • Oct 14, 2015
    On October 9, 2015, Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo spoke on “Collaborating to Combat Transnational Organized Crime” in a video conference with Perry Center alumni, international relations students and professors at UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico). The globalization of drug trafficking, Central American migration crisis, US...

  • Oct 09, 2015
    On October 8, 2015, at the request of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, the Perry Center hosted a Hemispheric Forum on “Thematic Axes for the XII Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas (CDMA)” in 2016, with participation by live and internet audiences. Participants from Trinidad and Tobago included the Permanent Secretary of the...

  • Oct 07, 2015
    On October 6, 2015, Vice Admiral Carlos Alberto Matias, Chief of the Brazilian Ministry of Defense’s Strategic Planning Department, led a delegation visiting the Perry Center and National Defense University. Rear Admiral Sergio Segovia, Deputy Chief of Strategic Planning Department, and Major General Osmar Lootens Machado, Chief of Delegation of...

  • Oct 02, 2015
    Perry Center Professor of Practice Celina Realuyo spoke at Colombia’s ESDEGUE/CREES (Regional Center for Strategic Studies in Security) as one of the keynote speakers on “Collaborating to Combat Transnational Organized Crime in Latin America on September 29, 2015 at their Seminar on “Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism from the Political...

  • Sep 29, 2015
    On Monday, September 28, students for the Colombian Superior War College’s (ESDEGUE) Military Information Course (CIM) visited the Perry Center for an academic exchange with faculty. This engagement with 53 officers from the administrative and legal corps of the Colombian armed forces was part of a broader U.S. orientation visit organized by...

  • Sep 21, 2015
    The William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies will be hosting a pair of Hemispheric Forums during the month of October. The first forum, scheduled for October 8, will be a panel discussion of proposed thematic axes for CDMA XII (Conference of the Defense Ministers of the Americas), which will be taking place in late 2016 in Trinidad...

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