Center News

  • 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...

  • Sep 17, 2015
    Today, the Perry Center recognizes the anniversary of its founding in 1997. Eighteen years later, the Center continues to evolve, using education, outreach, strategic communications, and research to achieve an expanded mission of bolstering partner capacity and strengthening trust, mutual understanding of US and regional defense and international...

  • Sep 15, 2015
    On Monday, September 14, students in the Colombian Superior War College’s (ESDEGUE) command and general staff course (CEM) visited the Perry Center for an academic exchange with faculty. The 34-person delegation included some of the most promising field grade officers in the Colombian armed forces and was led by Brigadier General Luis Fernando...

  • Sep 14, 2015
    From September 14-18, 2015, the Perry Center is conducting the Washington Security and Defense Seminar for over 80 members of the Latin American defense attaché and diplomatic community. The seminal allows participants to develop their knowledge and understanding of the security and defense environment and the policymaking processes of Washington...

  • Aug 24, 2015
    On August 17, 2015, Perry Center Director Mark Wilkins and Institutional Relations Coordinator Kara O’Ryan met with Paraguayan Alumni Association members for a full day of meetings and academic discussions including an office call with Paraguayan Minister of Defense Bernadino Soto. At the Ministry of Defense, Mr. Wilkins addressed an audience of...

  • Aug 17, 2015
    The Perry Center hosted a regional seminar on Combating Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC) in the Americas on August 10-14, 2015 in Washington, DC. The seminar convened 57 CTOC practitioners, including 44 foreigners (from Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama) and 13 US officials from...

  • Aug 11, 2015
    Between August 10 and 14, 2015, the Perry Center is convening 60 participants from 10 countries (Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama and the US) for a “Regional Seminar on Combating Transnational Organized Crime in the Americas” in Washington, DC. The seminar will analyze the defense...

  • Aug 05, 2015
    In mid-July the Guatemalan Ministry of Defense hosted a 1.5-day long event, part of the Ministry’s continuing implementation of the new defense management system (SIPLAGDE – Sistema Integrado de Planeamiento y Gestión de Defensa ), which was designed with the support of the Defense Institution Reform Initiative and with the contributions of the...

  • Jul 27, 2015
    From July 21 to 23, Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo participated as a guest speaker and panelist at the Fuerzas Comando 2015 Distinguished Visitors Seminar on “The Fight Against Transnational Organized Crime” in Antigua, Guatemala. The seminar brought together 60 senior military and civilian leaders from the United States and 23 Latin...

  • 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...

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