Center News

  • Feb 28, 2022
    On February 23, the Perry Center and the University of Armed Forces of Ecuador (ESPE) co-sponsored the virtual discussion "Security and Defense Challenges in Latin America." Lieutenant Colonel Fernando Alvear Villarroel, Director of the Department of Security and Defense, ESPE and Perry Center Dean of Academics, Dr. Scott Tollefson opened this...

  • Feb 18, 2022
    On February 16, 2022, Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo testified on the need to deepen US-Colombian bilateral cooperation at a full committee hearing on "Reinvigorating US-Colombia Relations" before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

  • Jan 28, 2022
    On January 26, the Perry Center held the webinar, "Armed Forces of the English-Speaking Caribbean: A Conversation with Dr. Sanjay Badri-Maharaj."

  • Jan 28, 2022
    On January 26, 2022, Perry Center professor Celina Realuyo participated in the Education Forum for the Colombian Police on Best Practices and Experiences for the Implementation of the Education Policy for the Public Force (PEFUP 2021-2026). She spoke virtually about "The Evolution of Transnational Organized Crime and How to Fight It" with case...

  • Jan 27, 2022
    On January 25, 2022, Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo spoke on "The Mexican Military's Expanding Role" at the Wilson Center Mexico Institute’s Tenth Annual US-Mexico Security Conference Part 1 alongside Dr. Craig Deare, Inigo Guevara, Dr. Cecilia Farfan-Mendez and Ambassador Earl Anthony Wayne. During the conference, experts from Mexico and...

  • Jan 06, 2022
    The Perry Center was honored to welcome the Jamaican Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Rocky R. Meade, to the Perry Center on Wednesday, January 5th, 2022. During his visit, General Meade discussed some of the highlights of his service as Chief of Defense since 2016 and opportunities for collaboration between the Jamaican Defense Force (...

  • Dec 15, 2021
    On December 9, 2021, Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo participated a virtual seminar hosted by the Center for Transnational Organized Crime Studies at Universidad de La Plata, Argentina. She spoke on “The Future of Illicit Trafficking in the Maritime Domain for a virtual audience including students, academics and defense and security...

  • Dec 13, 2021
    On Friday, December 10, 2021, Perry Center Director, LTG (ret) Frederick Rudesheim presented Colonel Rob Alvaro with the Legion of Merit medal. Colonel Alvaro is retiring after more than 30 years of dedicated service to the United States Army. A native of Puerto Rico, Rob continued a tradition of service following multiple generations of family...

  • Dec 09, 2021
    On December 6, 2021 Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo participated in the 20th Parliamentary Intelligence-Security Forum that convened 200 current and former parliamentarians from the US, Europe, Africa and Latin America at the National Archives in Washington, DC. She spoke on the convergence of threats in the maritime domain on the Illicit...

  • Dec 06, 2021
    On November 30, 2021, Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo attended the first 'Orión' Summit of Defense Ministers with the participation of 40 countries, a meeting intended to continue deepening multinational initiatives to address the problems that drug trafficking has generated in transnational security. The summit was inaugurated by Vice...

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