Center News

  • Dec 12, 2019
    Course Application Periods Extended The application periods for two courses, Caribbean Defense and Security (intensive), and Cyber Policy Development (intensive), have been extended until 30 December, 2019. Due to the regional focus of both of these courses, priority will be given to candidates from the English-speaking Caribbean, to include...

  • Dec 02, 2019
    A Perry Center team visited Peru the week of November 11, 2019, for a series of academic engagements with institutional partners and the growing alumni community in Lima. Over the course of the week, professors Celina Realuyo and Boris Saavedra along with Kara O’Ryan from the Educational Outreach and Alumni office visited ESAN Graduate School of...

  • Nov 26, 2019
    On November 22nd, Professor William Godnick facilitated a presentation and interactive exchange via video teleconference (VTC) on human rights and international humanitarian law with students in the Metropolitan University of Asuncion, Paraguay (UMA). The session included a discussion of new Hemispheric security contexts, a review of the three...

  • Nov 25, 2019
    On Thursday, November 21st and Friday, November 22nd, 2019 The William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies hosted the Ad-Hoc Working Group on the Evolving Role of the Armed Forces in Defense and Security as a part of the XIV Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas (CDMA). The Conference is a biennial multilateral political...

  • Nov 20, 2019
    From November 4 to November 16 2019, the Perry Center held its first ever Mobile Strategy and Defense Policy Course (SDPm). The course took place in Lima, Peru at the installations of the Army War College. 61 students completed the course. The student body primarily consisted of men and women from the Peruvian Army and Air Force, the Ministries of...

  • Nov 18, 2019
    The Perry Center is deeply saddened by the passing of our friend and former colleague, Major General John Thompson, who was tragically killed in an auto accident on Saturday. He was a patriot who loved America and worked tirelessly to improve the lives of the people of Latin America and the Caribbean. His service helped make the Center such a...

  • Nov 14, 2019
    On November 6-7, 2019, WJPC Professors Celina Realuyo and Boris Saavedra conducted the WJPC-CESNAV International Seminar on Transnational Threats for over 200 naval, army, and intelligence officers at the CESNAV Aula Magna in Mexico City, Mexico. On the first day, Professor Realuyo spoke on US migration policy and the evolving drug trade in the...

  • Nov 12, 2019
    The Perry Center wrapped up the 2019 Washington Security and Defense Seminar (WSDS) on Friday, November 8. The seminar serves as a "US Government 401" in that it explores the branches and processes of the USG at the highest levels. Senior representatives from the Departments of State, Defense, and the National Security Council, among others, spoke...

  • Nov 04, 2019
    On Monday, November 4, the Perry Center kicked off the 2019 Washington Security and Defense Seminar (WSDS) course. The course meets the Center’s mandate to educate Latin American and Caribbean partners about the US government, a massive organization with millions of employees and hundreds of organizations. WSDS 2019 touches on important topics...

  • Oct 30, 2019
    We are sorry to report the passing of Dr. John Fishel on Saturday, October 19. John was a Professor and Research Director at the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies for over 8 years. The link below to his obituary calls attention to Dr. Fishel's rich service as a scholar, university professor, and US Army Officer with extensive experience in...

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