Center News

  • 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...

  • Sep 25, 2014
    On September 24, General Juan Pablo Rodriguez Barragan, Commander of the Colombian Armed Forces, visited the Perry Center as part of an official Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff counterpart visit. General Rodriguez and his delegation participated in a roundtable discussion on disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration and transitional...

  • Sep 24, 2014
    Students and staff from the 2014 Perspectives on Homeland Security and Defense Course (PHSD) traveled to US Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) Headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO, for the second half of the residence phase on Sunday, September 21. The first week in Washington, DC, included a theoretical examination of many of the facets of homeland...

  • Sep 24, 2014
    On September 23, a delegation from Paraguay’s Institute for Higher Strategic Studies (IAEE) visited the Perry Center for an organizational briefing and special seminar on U.S. foreign policy in the Americas. Nearly 140 students from the IAEE training course in strategic leadership, accompanied by Academic Director Cnel. DEM Julio César Garay...

  • 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...

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