Center News

  • Feb 11, 2020
    February 5-7, 2020, the Perry Center co-hosted a three-day Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Seminar with the Panamanian Ministry of Public Security , the National Aeronaval Service of Panama , and the United States Embassy in Panama . Vice Minister of Public Security Ivor Pittí Hernández presided over the opening ceremony and welcomed 55...

  • Feb 11, 2020
    On Thursday, February 6th 2020 the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies hosted the Minister of National Defense for Colombia, Mr. Carlos Homes Trujillo (pictured, center) in a Defense and Security Senior Dialogue. The event featured opening remarks by Perry Center Director LTG (ret.) Frederick Rudesheim, Deputy Assistant...

  • Feb 06, 2020
    Over 100 Perry Center alumni, Panamanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials, University of Panama and Florida State University faculty and students, and members of the diplomatic community gathered on Monday, February 3rd at the University of Panama for a Perry Center alumni event featuring a discussion with US Deputy Assistant Secretary of...

  • Feb 05, 2020
    Dr. Fabiana Perera presented on the "Importance of including civil society in the Women, Peace and Security agenda" at the meeting of the Conference of Defense Ministers of the America's Ad Hoc Working Group on Gender Perspectives. Dr. Perera spoke about the importance of civil society in creating the WPS agenda, institutionalizing it,...

  • Jan 30, 2020
    Last week, Perry Center Director Lt. Gen. (ret.) Frederick Rudesheim, Professors Boris Saavedra and Celina Realuyo, and Educational Outreach Specialist Kara O’Ryan traveled to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, to conduct a series of official visits and academic exchanges with institutional partners as a part of the WJPC’s Sustained Regional...

  • Jan 30, 2020
    Chargé D'Affaires of the Embassy of the Plurinational State of Bolivia in Washington, DC, Oscar Serrate visited the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies. The former ambassador of Bolivia to the United Nations, Mr. Serrate spoke with Perry Center Director Lieutenant General (ret.) Frederick Rudesheim about potential future areas...

  • Jan 17, 2020
    Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo participated in the Wilson Center Mexico Institute's 8th Annual US-Mexico Security Conference on January 15, 2020 where she spoke on her latest publication "Countering the Evolving Drug Trade in the Americas" addressing the opioid epidemic and growing drug trafficking in fentanyl and methamphetamines. The...

  • 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...

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