Center News

  • Jul 24, 2015
    His Excellency David A. Granger, the President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, visited the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies and served as special guest speaker at the graduation ceremony for the Caribbean Security and Defense Course (CDSC). The CDSC is a six-week security and defense course focused on the Caribbean...

  • Jul 22, 2015
    The Inter-American Defense Board (IADB) is the military advisory branch of the Organization of American States. Vice Admiral Gonzalo Rios Polastri of Peru, Chairman of Delegates, greeted the students and emphasized the important collaborative efforts the Board has developed with its Caribbean partners. Vice Chairman General Jaime Gonzalez of...

  • Jul 16, 2015
    A series of recent corruption scandals in Latin America and the Caribbean threatens to destabilize a number of nations that are already suffering from organized crime, weak institutions, and the highest levels of violence in the world. On July 15, 2015, the Perry Center examined this trend in its most recent Hemispheric Forum titled, “Corruption...

  • Jul 15, 2015
    The Perry Center started its Caribbean Defense and Security Course (CDSC) with the arrival of over 50 students for the two-week resident phase of the course. Student participants hail from 18 countries in the region and will examine common security issues that face each of their countries. The course will cover threats such as organized crime,...

  • Jul 09, 2015
    On July 7, 2015, Marcos Robledo Hoecker, Chile’s Under Secretary of Defense, visited the Perry Center in support of the US-Chilean Defense Consultative Commission. The visit included a roundtable discussion of the inter-American defense and its relationship to the South American Defense Council.

  • Jul 01, 2015
    The Inter-American Air Force Academy visited the Perry Center as part of their course trip to Washington, DC. The group was comprised of thirty commissioned and non-commissioned officers. Additionally, eight officers and NCOs from the school’s faculty and staff were in attendance. They were received by the Perry Center’s Deputy Director Luis...

  • Jun 25, 2015
    Perry Center Professor Pat Paterson participated via video teleconference in the 10th Annual Miguel Grau International Humanitarian Law Conference in Lima, Peru. The annual event has been held since 2006 and is hosted by the Peruvian Ministry of Justice and Human Rights. This year’s event examined the importance of international humanitarian law...

  • Jun 24, 2015
    On June 23, the Perry Center hosted Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (PDUSDP) Brian McKeon, for his first visit to the Center. Mr. McKeon and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Dr. Rebecca Bill Chavez, participated in a wide ranging discussion on the Center’s policy-oriented program and...

  • Jun 18, 2015
    Perry Center Professor of Practice Celina Realuyo was published in NDU/CTNSP’s Shifting Human Environment: How Trends in Human Geography will Shape Future Military Operations - Defense and Technology Paper 107 with an article entitled “The Future Evolution of Transnational Criminal Organizations and the Threat to US National Security”

  • Jun 15, 2015
    The Perry Center started the inaugural edition of its Managing Security and Defense course, the first-ever academic program of its kind. Over the next 10 days, about 40 senior defense officials representing 12 countries will analyze the internal processes of security and defense institutions in the Western Hemisphere. Course content, designed by...

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