Center News

  • Apr 03, 2014
    The Perry Center has just launched Volume 1 of the new Perspectivas eJournal, a collection of current research and analysis. Perspectivas is a digital publication that contains an array of articles, commentaries, and policy statements in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. The eJournal thrives on the diversity of “perspectives” that make up the...

  • Apr 01, 2014
    On March 28, the residence phase of Perry Center advanced courses concluded with a closing ceremony and reception. The ceremony featured remarks by Mr. Ken LaPlante, Perry Center Acting Director, and Dr. John Melvin Jones, a longtime Foreign Service officer and former US Ambassador to Guyana. The four advanced courses are: Civil-Political-Military...

  • 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 20, 2014
    The federal government was closed on March 17, which would have been the first day for the Perry Center advanced courses residence phase, so courses began officially on March 18 instead. Students arrived in Washington, DC, during the late weekend snowstorm, and spent Monday preparing for the two-week intensive residence phase. The four courses in...

  • 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...

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