Center News

  • Oct 21, 2014
    On October 20, the Center welcomed 54 participants from 17 countries throughout the Western Hemisphere to the first day of the Strategy and Defense Policy Course (SDP) residence phase. The students had already been participating in an online distance-learning phase for several weeks that included substantial reading and discussion, and they now...

  • Oct 16, 2014
    On October 15, Perry Center Professor Boris Saavedra successfully defended his PhD dissertation on international peace and security at Spain’s Instituto Universitario General Gutiérrez Mellado, Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia (UNED). His dissertation, titled “La privatización de la seguridad en Centroamérica: El caso de El Salvador...

  • Oct 16, 2014
    Perry Center professors are often called upon to serve as subject-matter experts, whether lecturing in-person at the events of other institutions or via video teleconference (VTC). Since this month began, our professors have already participated in several VTCs: On October 1, Professor Guillermo Pacheco gave a presentation on strategic leadership...

  • Oct 14, 2014
    On October 9, a group organized by the Argentine Institute for International Security and Strategic Affairs (ISIAE) visited the Center for an organizational briefing and discussion with the faculty. General (ret.) Julio Alberto Hang, ISIAE Director and longtime partner of the Center, headed the delegation of Argentine and Peruvian visitors...

  • Oct 08, 2014
    On October 7, the US Coast Guard and US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), with support from NDU’s Center for Complex Operations (CCO) and the Perry Center, organized a panel discussion on the topic of emerging challenges facing the Western Hemisphere. More than 400 live audience members and 160 online viewers took in the two-part event. Mr. Michael...

  • Oct 01, 2014
    On October 7, the US Coast Guard and US Southern Command will co-sponsor a “Conversation on Emerging Challenges in the Western Hemisphere” with U.S. Coast Guard Commandant ADM Paul F. Zukunft and Commander, Southern Command, GEN John F. Kelly, followed by a panel discussion with Michael A. Braun, Managing Partner, SGI Global, LLC, Former Chief of...

  • Oct 01, 2014
    On September 29, the Perry Center coordinated a VTC with the Universidad de Guadalajara in Jalisco, Mexico. Professor Boris Saavedra presented on Hemispheric security to more than 200 participants. Prof. Saavedra identified and explored the main challenges and threats that currently exist in the Western Hemisphere, including bilateral tensions and...

  • Oct 01, 2014
    Ecuador ICCT 2011 Santiago Nathanael Orbe Guzmán won a worldwide competition with the highest qualifications. He is the first Ecuadoran to have won this competition. He was sponsored to do research in Taiwan on the strengths and weaknesses that emerge from the Asian-Pacific basin for Ecuador.

  • Sep 30, 2014
    On Monday, September 29, Perry Center Director Mark Wilkins presided over an internal farewell event recognizing the contributions of a number of departing members of the WJPC team. Departing faculty members include: Mr. Manuel Lora, Dr. Patricia Escamilla-Hamm, and Dr. Michael Gold-Biss. These professors are truly experts in their fields, and...

  • Sep 30, 2014
    On September 29, the Perry Center hosted a workshop on the themes of the Eleventh Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas (XI CDMA). The XI CDMA will take place later this year in Arequipa, Peru, and will convene the defense ministers and policymakers of many Western Hemisphere countries. Perry Center Director Mark Wilkins kicked off...

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