Center News

  • Feb 05, 2014
    On February 4, Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo appeared before the US House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Non-proliferation, and Trade to testify as a subject matter expert on the current threat from terrorist groups in Latin America. Also testifying were Dr. Gino Costa, President of Ciudad Nuestra (via teleconference); Mr...

  • Jan 29, 2014
    On January 27, the students of the Perry Center’s 2014 Advanced Courses began the intensive pre-residence online phase, which lasts until February 28. The courses, led by Professors Luis Bitencourt, Michael Gold-Biss, Scott Tollefson, and David Spencer, will begin the in-residence phase at the Perry Center in Washington, DC, on March 17. For more...

  • Dec 17, 2013
    On December 13, Visiting Professor Humberto Lourenção gave a presentation to the staff and faculty of the Perry Center, summarizing the preliminary conclusions of the research he conducted during his four-month residency at the Center. He presented on "The Challenges and Opportunities Facing US-Brazil Defense Relations." Professor Lourenção will...

  • Dec 04, 2013
    On December 3, the Perry Center hosted a Hemispheric Forum on the topic of "Continuity an Renewal in the Latin American Electoral Cycle: Implications for Regional Security." The Forum was moderated by Perry Center Dean of Academics Dr. Luis Bitencourt, and featured a distinguished panel of presenters, including: Mr. Roberto Izurieta, Director of...

  • Nov 27, 2013
    On November 22, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel addressed the audience of the 5th Annual Halifax International Forum Opening Ceremony, speaking about the new US Arctic Strategy and the importance of climate change in global security. Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo attended the conference on behalf of the Center and presented on "Trade as a...

  • Nov 18, 2013
    On November 18, Perry Center Acting Director Ken LaPlante welcomed a 40-person delegation from the Guatemalan Army’s Superior Command of Education (COSEDE). The delegation included students and faculty members from COSEDE’s XIV Advanced Strategic Studies Course, including COSEDE academic advisor and Perry Center alum Col. Olmedo Vasquez Toledo...

  • Nov 08, 2013
    On October 30, NDU and the Perry Center received a visit from the Brazilian Air Force School’s Airspace Politics and Strategy Course. They were greeted by NDU President Major General Gregg Martin, who discussed cooperation opportunities with Brazilian Air Force General Dirceu Nôro (Commander of Education and Training) and Major General Maximo...

  • Nov 08, 2013
    On October 23, the date that marks the Brazilian Air Force’s anniversary, Brazil’s Minister of Defense Celso Amorim granted Dean of Academic Affairs Luis Bitencourt the Order of the Aeronautical Merit, the Brazilian Air Force’s highest decoration awarded to “civilian and military personalities, Brazilian or alien, (…) in recognition for remarkable...

  • Oct 29, 2013
    55 students from the Masters in Planning and National Management Strategy course at Paraguay’s Institute for Advanced Strategic Studies (IAEE) visited the Perry Center. The group was led by Col. Nelson Leiva and Ms. Alba Lidia Campora de Barros Barreto. They attended a briefing on the Center’s program of courses, outreach activities, and research...

  • Oct 29, 2013
    On Monday, October 21, Acting Director Ken LaPlante welcomed 79 students from 23 countries in the Western Hemisphere to the residence phase of the Fall 2013 series of specialized courses at the Perry Center. The following courses will be in residence at the Center from October 21 to November 1: Two separate modules of Combating Transnational...

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