Alumni News

  • Jun 20, 2014
    A 43-person delegation from the Colombian Superior War College’s (ESDEGUE) High Strategic Studies Course (CAEM), including 34 students, visited the Perry Center today for an academic exchange. ESDEGUE Director MG Javier Antonio Fernandez Leal led the delegation. Following introductory remarks by Acting Director Ken LaPlante and Gen (ret.) Carlos...

  • Jun 19, 2014
    On June 17, the Perry Center Alumni Association of Paraguay organized an international symposium at the Ministry of Defense on "Terrorism and Counterinsurgency," led by Perry Center Professor David Spencer. The event was well received and attended by a diverse audience that included Paraguayan Army, Navy, and Air Force Operations Forces, along...

  • Jun 02, 2014
    Last week a delegation from the Perry Center visited El Salvador to participate in several activities sponsored and coordinated by the Perry Center Alumni Association of El Salvador. On May 26th professors GEN Carlos Ospina, Dr. David Spencer and Mr. Guillermo Pacheco presented a workshop to 61 participants on the topic of strategic leadership and...

  • May 19, 2014
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  • May 13, 2014
    It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Brigadier General Roland Maunday, of Trinidad and Tobago. He participated in our Washington Security and Defense Seminar (WSDS) in 2010. In November 2011, General Maunday became the Chief of Defence for Trinidad and Tobago. He received many awards and medals and was a highly recognized...

  • Apr 25, 2014
    On April 23, 2014, the alumni association from Guatemala together with the Ministry of Foreign Relations of Guatemala organized their third conference. Perry Center professors Drs. Kevin Newmeyer and Michael Gold-Biss, gave presentations on the topics of cybersecurity and governability.

  • Apr 18, 2014
    Perry Center graduates of the 2013 Strategy and Defense Policy (SDP) course reunite at a Conference of American Armies (CAA) event held this year at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC) at Ft. Benning, Georgia. In the photo below, appearing from left to right: COL Carlos Carillo Castillo (Dominican Republic), COL...

  • Feb 28, 2014
    Acting Director Ken LaPlante traveled to the Dominican Republic from January 27 to 31 to attend the 2014 Caribbean Chiefs of Defense Conference (CANSEC) and to participate in several events with local alumni and partner institutions. During his visit, Mr. LaPlante met with General Hector Payan, Director of the Higher Institute for Defense (INSUDE...

  • Feb 21, 2014
    On February 20, the Perry Center coordinated a VTC with the Perry Center alumni association in Jalisco, Mexico. The lecture was titled, “Governability and Security Challenges Facing the Emergence of Self-defense Groups,” and was provided by Professors Carlos Ospina and Patricia Escamilla-Hamm to over 350 participants. The event was broadcast to...

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