Center News

  • Oct 04, 2022
    On October 4, the Perry Center was happy to welcome students from the National Defense College of Honduras, 2022 Perry Award Recipient. The group included Colonel Sergio Portillo (Director), Colonel Leslie Portillo (Assistant Defense Attaché), and 41 participants from the National War College of Honduras. Perry Center Director Dr. Paul Angelo met...

  • Oct 04, 2022
    On October 4, the Perry Center welcomed Brazilian Major General Ulisses de Mesquita Gomes, Colonel Emerson Colpo Gaier da Rosa, and 50 colonels from the Army War College of Brazil. During the morning visit, Perry Center Director Dr. Paul Angelo and Dean of Academic Affairs Dr. Scott Tollefson engaged with the group, recognizing our strong...

  • Oct 04, 2022
    On September 29, Perry Center Director, Dr. Paul Angelo met with Panamanian Vice Minister of Public Security Ivan Pitti along with Professors Boris Saavedra and Celina Realuyo on the occasion of the Perry Center’s three-day cybersecurity seminar focused on protecting critical infrastructure in Panama. Dr. Angelo and Vice Minister Pitti discussed...

  • Oct 04, 2022
    On September 27-29 the Perry Center conducted a cybersecurity seminar for 38 experts from 17 different ministries and governmental institutions in Panama City, Panama. This event was planned and coordinated in conjunction with the Panamanian Ministry of Security and the United States Embassy in Panama and focused on the protection of critical...

  • Sep 30, 2022
    On September 30, the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies welcomed a high-level delegation from Guatemala, led by Minister of the Interior and Perry Center Alumnus David Napoleón Barrientos. The 7-member delegation also included Guatemalan Ambassador to the U.S. Alfonso Quiñónez and Chief of Staff of the Ministry of National...

  • Sep 23, 2022
    Celebrating 25 Years The William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies commemorated twenty-five years with an anniversary and award ceremony on September 22, 2022. Joined by special dignitaries – including Mr. Daniel P. Erikson, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Western Hemisphere; Lieutenant General Andrew A. Croft,...

  • Sep 22, 2022
    On September 15, Professor Celina Realuyo spoke on "The Emerging Threats from Illicit Networks in the Americas" in a virtual seminar for 100 participants at the Institute for Political Training and Public Management of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her lecture included topics such as the impact of the pandemic on criminal...

  • Sep 15, 2022
    On Tuesday, September 13, the Perry Center had the pleasure of hosting General Luis Roberto do Carmo Lourenco, Vice-Admiral Renato Rohwer Santos, Maj Gen (ret.) Carlos Henrique Teche, and 115 students from the Brazilian Defense College. The group was greeted by NDU President, Lt Gen Michel Plehn, before being welcomed by Perry Center Deputy...

  • Sep 13, 2022
    On September 12, Perry Center Deputy Director Jeffrey Murphy welcomed 44 security and defense professionals from 13 countries in the Americas for a two-week resident course on Defense Governance. The course, led by Dr. Luis Bitencourt, focuses on the essential elements of effective and efficient management of security and defense institutions...

  • Sep 08, 2022
    Yesterday, the Perry Center welcomed a high-level delegation from Honduras that included Minister of Defense Jose Manuel Zelaya, Chief of Defense Rear Admiral José Jorge Fortin, Minister Charge d’ Affairs Javier Bu, and Private Secretary to the President Hector Manuel Zelaya. National Defense University President Lt. Gen. Michael T. Plehn and...

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