Center News

  • Apr 14, 2022
    On March 28-29, 2022, the Perry Center conducted an International Seminar on Contemporary Challenges in Security and Defense for the National Police of Colombia virtually. Perry Center Professors William Godnick, Celina Realuyo and Boris Saavedra spoke on human rights, strategic foresight, cyber governance, big data and artificial intelligence,...

  • Apr 01, 2022
    On March 28, in collaboration with the US Embassy in Guyana, Perry Center Professor Dr. Luis Bitencourt participated in the launching of a Master's degree in Strategic Development Studies program at the University of Guyana. The Guyanese President, Mohamed Irfaan Ali (a WJPC alumnus) and US Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch participated in the event. The...

  • Apr 01, 2022
    Over 300 Spanish and English-speaking graduates from the Western Hemisphere and the Caribbean gathered for the annual Alumni Day celebration on Thursday, March 24, 2022. This event was coordinated and hosted by several organizing committees each focusing on one specific area: community, academics, publicity, audio visual and event coordination. As...

  • Mar 18, 2022
    The William J Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies and Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies hosted the Fourth Annual Hemispheric Defense Forum. This year the forum focused on the theme of gender as a defense and security issue in the region. Panels addressed the topic of female participation in the Armed Forces...

  • Mar 15, 2022
    On March 7, 2022 Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo addressed the Guatemalan Congress and spoke on "The US Strategy to Counter Corruption" and "The Digitalization of Illicit Networks in the Americas." She was a US participant in the 21st Parliamentary Intelligence-Security Forum, hosted by Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei and President...

  • Mar 08, 2022
    On March 4, Universidad Militar Nueva Granada hosted a Perry Center alumni event and award ceremony for Perry Center Director Frederick Rudesheim. During this event, Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo and ESDEG Professor Vicente Torrijos participated in a roundtable to discuss the global security implications of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. On...

  • Mar 08, 2022
    On March 2-3 2022, the Perry Center and Colombia’s Escuela Superior de Guerra co-hosted an International Forum on Organized Crime and Terrorism: Hemispheric Challenges in Defense and Security that included virtual and in-person sessions. Perry Center Professors William Godnick, Celina Realuyo and Boris Saavedra spoke on social media, cyber...

  • Mar 08, 2022
    On March 2, 2022, Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo testified on "Countering the Evolving Drug Trade and the Digitalization of Illicit Networks in the Americas" before the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control at a hearing titled, "The $150 Billion Drug Market: A Dive into the Economics of Cartels." She explained how the Mexican...

  • Mar 01, 2022
    In this exciting new book, Dr. Spencer and his co-authors provide a comprehensive analysis of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang in El Salvador. Using primary source material, interviews, and field research, the authors examine the gang’s ideology, strategy, leadership techniques, and hierarchy. They also describe the operational practices of the...

  • Mar 01, 2022
    At the request of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs Daniel P. Erikson, the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies hosted the Ad Hoc Working Group on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief in preparation for the XV Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas (CDMA). Delegations from 22...

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