Center News

  • Sep 19, 2014
    On September 17, the Perry Center celebrated the 17th anniversary of its founding in September 1997. Concurrent with the Center’s anniversary, Perry Center Director Mark Wilkins hosted the presentation ceremony for the recipients of the 2014 William J. Perry Award for Excellence in Security and Defense Education. The William J. Perry Award...

  • Sep 16, 2014
    On September 15, the Perspectives on Homeland Security and Defense Course (PHSD) entered its residence phase at the Perry Center in Washington, DC. The PHSD is a unique course focused on multifaceted issues in homeland defense: border security, critical infrastructure, natural disasters, terrorism, interagency coordination, maritime and port...

  • Sep 15, 2014
    On September 12, the 2014 Washington Security and Defense Seminar (WSDS) wrapped up a week of intensive discussion on global and regional security and defense issues. The course, designed to educate members of the diplomatic corps from Latin American and Caribbean nations on the functions of the US government and, in particular, on how security...

  • Sep 12, 2014
    On September 10, Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo and former Professor Evan Ellis (now a faculty member at the US Army War College in Carlisle, PA) participated on a panel at the Hudson Institute’s Center for Latin American Studies titled, “Children of Misery: Guns and Gangs in Central America.” The panel was convened to analyze the trends...

  • Sep 11, 2014
    Last week a delegation from the Perry Center visited the Dominican Republic to participate several activities which included a three-day NationLab seminar and a forum. On September 2nd, professors RADM (ret.) Pedro de la Fuente, Mr. Guillermo Pacheco, and BG (ret.) Boris Saavedra participated in a forum organized by the Ministry of Energy and...

  • Sep 09, 2014
    On September 8, the 2014 Washington Security and Defense Seminar (WSDS) commenced at the Perry Center. The residence phase of the course runs September 8–12 and is aimed primarily at members of the diplomatic corps of Western Hemisphere countries, with the intent of bolstering knowledge on the development of security and defense policies in the...

  • Sep 05, 2014
    On September 5, Perry Center Academic Dean Luis Bitencourt presided over an internal farewell event recognizing the contributions of three departing members of the Perry Center team. Drs. Evan Ellis and Luis Kun from the faculty and Ms. Yamile Kahn from the staff received Distinguished Member Emeritus commendations, and will remain members of the...

  • Sep 03, 2014
    On September 3, Perry Center Director Mark Wilkins welcomed Major General Kenrick Maharaj, Chief of Defence Staff of Trinidad and Tobago, to a round table discussion preceding the Major General’s induction into the National Defense University International Hall of Fame. MG Maharaj is a 2005 graduate of NDU’s College of International Security...

  • Sep 03, 2014
    On September 3, Dean of Academic Affairs Dr. Luis Bitencourt welcomed Admiral José Santiago Valdés Alvarez for a round table discussion on current issues relevant to Mexico and U.S security and defense. Preceding the round table discussion at the Perry Center, Admiral Valdés was inducted into the National Defense University Hall of Fame (...

  • Aug 26, 2014
    The purpose of the National Security Planning Workshop (NSPW) was to facilitate a methodology to help the new government develop a new strategic direction and purpose for their national security team, and consider whether a National Security Policy should be adopted. The Perry Center provided academic context, best practices, and examples of...

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