Center News

  • 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...

  • Aug 25, 2014
    On behalf of the Perry Center, we express our condolences to the families and loved ones of Major General Rudy Ortiz, Guatemalan National Defense Chief of Staff, and of the four other passengers of the helicopter crash that occurred on August 20th; General Braulio Mayén, Colonel Rony Adolfo Anleu del Águila, Colonel Juan de Dios López Gómez, and...

  • Aug 21, 2014
    On August 20, a delegation from the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC) visited the Perry Center for an academic exchange. The delegation included around 50 students and faculty from WHINSEC’s Maneuver Captains Career Course and Command and General Staff Officer Course, and was led by LTC Guillermo Ventura, Director of...

  • Aug 18, 2014
    This year the Perry Center has selected one individual and two institutional awardees for the William J. Perry Award for Excellence in Security and Defense Education. Since 2007, the Perry Center (formerly CHDS) has awarded the William J. Perry Award to individuals and institutions to recognize their significant contributions in the field of...

  • Aug 15, 2014
    Last week a delegation from the Perry Center visited Uruguay from August 4th through 8th to participate in several activities including NationLab Uruguay 2014 and meetings with the Perry Center alumni association Board of Directors and Perry Center alumni. The NationLab was held at the Centro de Altos Estudios Nacionales (CALEN) and had...

  • Aug 08, 2014
    The Perry Center is proud to announce the publication of Security and Defense Studies Review vol. 16 . This volume, in anticipation of a number of regional and sub-regional executive events including the upcoming 11th Conference of the Defense Ministers of the Americas (CDMA) in Arequipa, Peru, focuses on thematic issues of import to the region:...

  • Aug 04, 2014
    On August 1, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs Dr. Rebecca Bill Chavez and Perry Center Director Mark Wilkins co-hosted a luncheon with Guatemalan Ambassador to the United States Julio Ligorria and senior U.S. defense policymakers to discuss the defense relationship between the US and Guatemala. Attendees from...

  • Jul 28, 2014
    On July 25, the Perry Center said farewell to two long-serving members and also honored two staff members with civilian service commendation medals for their tireless behind-the-scenes efforts in everything the Center accomplishes. After six-plus years working at the Perry Center as Chief of Operations (and many years of association with the...

  • Jul 23, 2014
    On July 23, the Chief of Strategic Affairs on the Brazilian Ministry of Defense’s Joint Staff, General Gerson Menandro Garcia de Freitas, visited the Perry Center for an organizational briefing and strategic dialogue. Perry Center Director Mark Wilkins welcomed the General and his delegation to the center, while Academic Dean Luis Bitencourt...

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