Center News

  • May 15, 2015
    As part of the education program, the student participants of the Strategic Implications of Human Rights and Rule of Law course visited the Organization of American States and Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Students received a presentation about the Commission’s processes and then toured the Commission’s office and meeting spaces. The...

  • May 13, 2015
    From May 8-9, 2015, the Perry Center’s Deputy Director Dr. Luis Bitencourt taught for the Doctorate Program of the Mexican Center for Naval Superior Studies, in Mexico City. The 10-hour program included lectures and discussions for 5 Mexican general officers and evolved around the topic “The Defense Strategy and Policy of the United States.”...

  • May 11, 2015
    Two specialized courses, Strategic Implications of Human Rights and Rule of Law (HR/ROL), and Combatting Transnational Organized Crime and Illicit Networks in the Americas (CTOC), started at the Perry Center. Participants include nearly 75 students from 18 countries. The Human Rights course covers issues such as international humanitarian law,...

  • May 08, 2015
    From April 27 – May 8, 2015, the Perry Center supported the “Seminar on Combatting Weapons of Mass Destruction and Illicit Trafficking across Regions,” organized by the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center, and supported as well by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and the Africa Center. The Seminar presented an outstanding example of...

  • May 04, 2015
    MEMORANDUM FOR WILLIAM J. PERRY CENTER EMPLOYEES This week is designated by Congress as Public Service Recognition Week and I just would like to take a moment to thank you for your dedicated work in support of the Center and our Nation. Since my arrival here at the Center, I have been amazed at your willingness to tackle the tough jobs, your...

  • Apr 28, 2015
    The Perry Center was honored to receive an official visit the of National Defense College (CDN) and the Center for Naval Studies of Mexico (CESNAV), which for the second year made ​​a joint visit to the Perry Center. CDN ‘s delegation was headed by its Director, Major General Guillermo Almazan Bertotto , and CESNAV was led by its Director, Vice...

  • Apr 20, 2015
    Student participants of two specialized courses, Combating Transnational Organized Crime and Illicit Networks in the Americas (CTOC) and Strategic Implications of Human Rights and Rule of Law (HR/ROL), began the distance learning phases of their courses. The nearly 80 students represent 16 countries in Latin America. During the online phases, the...

  • Apr 02, 2015
    Dr. Boris Saavedra, a specialist on the role of private security firms in domestic law enforcement, presented a 2-hour lecture by video teleconference to 40 students of Peru’s Curso de Dirección Estratégica para la Defensa y Administración de Crisis (CEDEYAC). His topic, the Conceptual Nature of Security and Defense, addressed the varying...

  • Mar 19, 2015
    On March 19, a delegation of instructors and students from the Inter-American Air Forces Academy (IAAFA) participated in an academic exchange with Perry Center. The delegation consisted of Air Force officers from Guatemala, Colombia, Brazil, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Panama, and the United States. Earlier in the day, the group visited the...

  • Mar 13, 2015
    On the 12th of March, Perry Center professors Dr. Luis Bitencourt and Guillermo Pacheco presented their experiences on confidence building measures during a conference on that topic at the Organization of American States (OAS). At the OAS’s Sixth Forum on Confidence and Security-Building, Dr. Bitencourt highlighted the role the Perry Center...

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