Center News

  • 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...

  • Jun 12, 2015
    Perry Center Chief of Staff Jeff Murphy presided over an internal ceremony and reception honoring the service of departing staff member Yesenia Godoy. Ms. Godoy, who has accepted a new position, at the Department of Energy, leaves the Center after serving as Assistant Alumni Coordinator for the last year and a half. During her time at the Center,...

  • Jun 10, 2015
    A delegation from Mexican Secretariat of Defense’s (SEDENA) Escuela Superior de Guerra (ESG), visited the Perry Center for an organizational briefing and dialogue on emerging defense and security challenges in the Western Hemisphere. The group was composed of a diverse body of security and defense officials from different parts of Latin America,...

  • Jun 09, 2015
    Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo delivered the keynote speech on "Collaborating to Counter the Globalization of Illicit Networks" on June 2, 2015 at the 2015 COJUMA (Comité Jurídico Militar de las Américas) Workshop on Legal Considerations in Developing a Robust Maritime Border Security and Counterterrorism Strategy in Port of Spain, Trinidad...

  • Jun 03, 2015
    “Citizen service is the very American idea that we meet our challenges not as isolated individuals but as members of a true community, with all of us working together. Our mission is nothing less than to spark a renewed sense of obligation, a new sense of duty, a new season of service.”-Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States Last...

  • Jun 01, 2015
    On May 20, 2015 Perry Center professor Dr. Scott Tollefson provided a lecture at the "Global Hemispheric and Regional Security and Defense" seminar sponsored by the Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean at the University of West Indies, St. Augustine. The conference brought together key security and defense practitioners and academics, including...

  • May 26, 2015
    On May 21, 2015, Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo appeared before the US House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services, Task Force to Investigate Terrorist Financing, to testify as a subject matter expert on terrorist financing and the convergence of illicit networks. The hearing, titled “A Dangerous Nexus: Terrorism, Crime, and...

  • May 22, 2015
    The Perry Center wraps up its Spring 2015 specialized courses after two weeks of intense academic discussion. The two courses, Combatting Transnational Organized Crime and Illicit Networks in the Americas (CTOC) and Strategic Implications of Human Rights and the Rule of Law (HR/ROL) began on May 11 with nearly 75 student representatives from 18...

  • May 21, 2015
    Felicitamos a David Granger quien ha sido elegido como el octavo Presidente ejecutivo de Guayana. El Sr. Granger es un egresado del curso de Defense Planning and Resource Management (planificación de defensa y gestión de recursos) del año 2000 en el Centro Perry. En los años posteriores, él ha prestado su experiencia extensa a programas del Centro...

  • May 20, 2015
    On May 19, our alumnus, retired Brigadier General Augusto Álvarez from Peru guest lectured to our 2015 Combating Transnational Organized Crime specialized course via videoconference on Sendero Luminoso as a case of the convergence of terrorism and crime in Peru. Having studied convergence theory as one of our previous CTOC students, General...

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