Center News

  • Oct 13, 2017
    On Monday, Oct 9, 2017 the Perry Center began the resident phase of its Strategy and Defense Policy (SDP) Course by welcoming 68 military and civilian students from 12 different countries from across the Western Hemisphere. SDP, led by course director Dr. David Spencer, and facilitators Dr. William Godnick, Dr. Alejandra Bolaños, Professor...

  • Oct 05, 2017
    On Thursday, September 21, Acting Director Jeffrey Murphy presented the 2017 William J Perry Awards for Excellence in Security and Defense Education as part of ongoing commemorations of the Perry Center’s 20th Anniversary. Named after the 19th Secretary of Defense, the Perry Awards are awarded annually to individuals and organizations with...

  • Oct 04, 2017
    From September 18-22, 2017, 37 students from 13 countries in the Western Hemisphere completed the resident phase of the Cybersecurity Policy in the Americas: Challenges for Policy-Strategic Analysis, a new Perry Center course on challenges and policy solutions for the cyber domain. Cybersecurity Policy in the Americas is designed to provide...

  • Sep 27, 2017
    From September 26 - 28, the Perry Center and the Peruvian Ministry of Defense is convening 60 defense and security professionals from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela and the United States for a South American Regional Seminar on Countering Transregional-Transnational Threat Networks in Lima, Peru. Through a...

  • Sep 20, 2017
    The Perry Center, in partnership with National Defense University’s International Student Management Office, organized an academic panel on the state of play in the Colombian peace process. The panel was moderated by WJPC Professor of Practice Wiliam Godnick. The keynote presentation was made by Admiral (ret.) Hernando Wills-Velez the former...

  • Sep 13, 2017
    The Perry Center is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 William J. Perry Award for Excellence in Security and Defense Education. The Center will honor Dr. Marcos Pablo Moloeznik, Professor at the University of Guadalajara, and the Universidad Militar Nueva Granada of Bogota, Colombia. The Perry Award, named after former U.S. Secretary...

  • Aug 22, 2017
    Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo spoke to the George C. Marshall Center course on Countering Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC) in Garmisch, Germany on August 17, 2017. She lectured on "Following the Money to Combat Terrorism, Crime, and Corruption" and the use of financial intelligence to complement terrorism and law enforcement...

  • Aug 15, 2017
    On Tuesday, August 15, the Perry Center welcomed a delegation from the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC) as part of the group’s annual visit to Washington, DC. Led by the institutions’ Commandant, COL Robert F. Alvaro, USA, the delegation included 46 students and personnel from WHINSEC’s Maneuver Captains Career...

  • Aug 01, 2017
    On Friday, July 28, the Perry Center celebrated the graduation of students enrolled in the Caribbean Security and Defense (CDSC) course. Comprised of 48 students from 14 Caribbean nations, and led by Dr. William Godnick, and assisted by Assistant Professors Dianne Williams, George Benson and Walter Earle, CDSC is a fundamental course in which...

  • Jul 21, 2017
    On July 20, 2017, Caribbean Security and Defense Course (CDSC) students visited the Organization of American States (OAS) for a tour of the international organization’s historic downtown headquarters, including the Hall of the Americas, Hall of Heroes, and Marcus Garvey Hall. Students had the opportunity to meet in the main plenary room, where OAS...

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