Center News

  • Mar 20, 2014
    On March 13, the Perry Center hosted a round table discussion and organizational overview for Vice Admiral Marco Antonio Ortega Siu, Coordinator General of the Mexican Marine Corps; Lieutenant General Richard P. Mills, Commander of both the US Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Forces North; and Major General Simeon Trombitas, the Senior US Defense...

  • Mar 20, 2014
    On March 11, Perry Center Executive LNO to USSOUTHCOM Steve Meyer presented a Perry Center overview to an Army South–sponsored Civil-Military Relations Professional Development Exchange at the Honduran Defense Ministry. These overviews serve as the foundation for institutional relationship-building, bringing the mission and resources of the Perry...

  • Mar 19, 2014
    On March 12, 2014, the Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies hosted a Hemispheric Forum on US engagement related to women in peace and security issues at Abraham Lincoln Hall Auditorium at the National Defense University on Ft. McNair. The Forum was a collaborative effort between the Perry Center, USNORTHCOM, USSOUTHCOM, the National...

  • Mar 18, 2014
    General (Ret.) Carlos Ospina, Chief of Defense Chair and Professor of National Security Affairs, recently published a new book in Colombia titled The Years in Which Colombia Recovered Hope . We sat down with General Ospina to talk about his new publication. Why did you decide to write this book? I decided to write this book because I wanted to...

  • Mar 14, 2014
    On February 28, Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo participated in the University of Miami Law School’s annual National Security and Armed Conflict (NSAC) Symposium. She served on a panel discussion on the topic of illicit trafficking and national security, discussing topics including international law and illicit trafficking, and combating...

  • Mar 13, 2014
    From March 3 to 7, the Perry Center conducted a course on Combating Terrorism at the Colombian Superior War College (ESDEGUE) in Bogotá, Colombia. The course was a collaborative effort between U.S. Special Operations Command–South (SOCSOUTH), Joint Special Operations University (JSOU), ESDEGUE, and the Perry Center. During the five-day course,...

  • Mar 10, 2014
    On March 1, 2014, Perry Center Professors Isidro Sepúlveda and Guillermo Pacheco participated in an activity organized by the Commander in Chief of the Ministry of Defense in Honduras, in an effort to create a defense community. The professors gave two lectures to approximately 150 Perry Center and Colegio de Defensa Nacional de Honduras (National...

  • Mar 07, 2014
    On March 5, Perry Center professor Dr. R. Evan Ellis made a guest appearance on The John Batchelor Show to speak about the recently announced “China-CELAC Forum” and Chinese engagement in Latin America more broadly. The John Batchelor Show , a national news talk show launched in 2001, broadcasts four hours daily in four major radio markets. Dr...

  • Mar 07, 2014
    From February 24 to 28, four Perry Center professors delivered a five-day course on “Combating Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC) in the Americas” to 53 military and civilian personnel at USSOUTHCOM Headquarters in Doral, FL. Perry Center Acting Director Ken LaPlante presided over the graduation ceremony.

  • Mar 07, 2014
    On February 27, Perry Center Professor Dr. Evan Ellis was the featured dinner speaker at the Washington, DC chapter of the Ambassador’s Club, at the Diplomatic and Consular Officer’s residence (DACOR-Bacon House) in Washington DC. His talk, on “China’s Strategic Interest in Latin America,” was part of a lecture program sponsored by the Washington...

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