Center News

  • Mar 22, 2018
    On March 22, 2018, the Perry Center welcomed a group of delegates from across the Western Hemisphere for the ad-hoc working group: The Evolving Role of the Armed Forces in Defense Security in preparation for the XIII Conference of the Defense Ministers of the Americas (CDMA). The XIII Conference of the Defense Ministers of the Americas is a...

  • Mar 21, 2018
    On March 20, 2018, Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo testified on “US Efforts to Counter the Convergence of Terrorism and Crime with the Financial Instrument of National Power” at a hearing entitled "Exploring the Financial Nexus of Terrorism, Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime" before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Terrorism...

  • Mar 20, 2018
    On March 15, 2018, Director LTG (ret.) Frederick Rudesheim and professors Celina Realuyo and Boris Saavedra of the Perry Center, participated along with several other speakers in the seminar "New Criminal Trends," which was hosted by the Colombian National Police’s "Miguel Antonio Lleras Pizarro" Postgraduate School in Bogotá, Colombia. Professor...

  • Mar 20, 2018
    On March 14, 2018, Perry Center Director LTG (ret.) Frederick Rudesheim and Professors Celina Realuyo and Boris Saavedra participated in the international seminar "New Dynamics of Transnational Organized Crime: Challenges to Defense Governance and the Roles of the Armed Forces" at the Colombian War College (ESDEGUE) in Bogotá, Colombia. The...

  • Mar 20, 2018
    On March 13, 2018, Perry Center Director LTG (ret.) Frederick Rudesheim and Universidad Militar Nueva Granada (UMNG) Rector Hugo Rodríguez Durán signed an academic cooperation agreement. The ceremony took place at the UMNG Nueva Granada Campus in Cajicá, Colombia, and was attended by Perry Center professors Boris Saavedra and Celina Realuyo; Kara...

  • Mar 08, 2018
    The Perry Center is proud to announce the launch of its new video series, "Women, Peace and Security." In honor of Women's History Month, this series will feature the stories of Perry Center alumni who are using their voices to be agents of change in peace and security. To kick off the series, we bring to you Ms. Dianne Williams, alumna of the...

  • Mar 05, 2018
    On March 1, LTG Charles Hooper, Director, Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), visited the Perry Center to meet with LTG (ret.) Frederick Rudesheim and learn about WJPC’s educational, outreach, and research programs. A career foreign area officer in the US Army, LTG Hooper is responsible for leading the Department of Defense’s security...

  • Feb 13, 2018
    WASHINGTON, DC – Retired US Army Lieutenant General Frederick S “Rudy” Rudesheim will be the next director of the William J Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (WJPC), the Department of Defense’s Regional Center for Security Studies for the Western Hemisphere. Born and raised for 18 years in the Republic of Panama, Rudesheim was...

  • Feb 07, 2018
    On Tuesday, February 6, Representative John Delaney (Maryland - 6th District) visited the Perry Center to meet with faculty members to discuss the complex security environment in the Americas and explore implications for US policymakers. Congressman Delaney is a member of the US House Committee on Financial Services and the Subcommittee on...

  • Feb 05, 2018
    On February 1, 2018, Professor Celina Realuyo, Linda Denning and Maria Fernanda Martinez from the Perry Center met with Panama's Minister of Public Security Alexis Bethancourt Yau and his advisors to discuss preparations for the third annual Central American Regional Countering Transnational Threats Seminar that Panama will co-host with the US in...

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