Center News

  • Sep 30, 2019
    On Friday, September 27th 2019 the William J Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies celebrated the graduation of 76 students representing 12 Western Hemisphere countries from its Defense Governance and Cyber Policy and Development courses. The participants spent the last two weeks in residency at the Perry Center following an intensive four...

  • Sep 25, 2019
    Each year, the William J Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies recognizes organizations and individuals who have made notable contributions to promote mutually supportive approaches to common security issues in the Western Hemisphere. On Wednesday, September 25, 2019 the Perry Center held an award ceremony recognizing Dr. Linda Castro...

  • Sep 24, 2019
    On Monday, September 23rd 2019 the William J Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies hosted 170 students from the Brazilian War College (Escola Superior de Guerra - ESG). Perry Center Director LTG (ret.) Rudesheim welcomed the delegation and Dean of Academic Affairs Dr. Scott Tollefson briefed the ESG students on the Perry Center mission and...

  • Sep 16, 2019
    On Monday, September 16 2019 the residential phase of two Perry Center courses, Defense Governance (DG) and Cyber Policy Development (CYBER) began. Nearly 80 senior military and civilian representatives from a dozen countries in the Western Hemisphere have convened for the next two weeks to learn from Perry Center faculty, distinguished inter-...

  • Sep 06, 2019
    On Friday, September 6, 2019, Argentine Vice Minister of Defense Her Excellency Paola Di Chiaro visited the William J Perry Center accompanied by fellow Argentine representatives Marianela Marzi, National Director of Strategic Military Intelligence, Mauricio Colucci, Deputy Director of Strategic Military Intelligence, and Commodore Enrique Antonio...

  • Aug 28, 2019
    Dr. Fabiana Sofia Perera provided a lecture to students at the Peruvian Naval War College's Curso de Dirección Estratégica para la Defensa y Administración de Crisis (CEDEYAC) in Peru on August 27. Dr. Perera lectured on the current strategic environment, covering theoretical approaches to understanding the current environment as well as recent...

  • Aug 20, 2019
    August 14-15, 2019, Perry Center Professors Celina Realuyo and Boris Saavedra participated in the seminar "Drug Trafficking and Migration in the Americas," which was hosted by the Colombian War College’s (ESDEG) Regional Center for Strategic Security Studies (CREES) in Bogotá, Colombia. Over 157 professionals attended the event, including...

  • Aug 15, 2019
    Dr. Fabiana Perera delivered a lecture via videoteleconference to students at the Honduran Colegio Nacional de Defensa (National Defense College) on August 8. Dr. Perera discussed new strategic scenarios focusing on the major forces driving change in our region. The students participated in the discussion using live polling technology.

  • Aug 09, 2019
    At the request of the new Government of Panama, the Perry Center held a one-day national security policy workshop (NSPW) for 30 officials from the Ministry of Public Security on August 7, 2019 at the InterContinental Miramar Hotel, in Panama City, Panama. Vice Minister of Public Security Ivor Axel Pitti and WJPC Director LTG (ret.) Frederick...

  • Aug 08, 2019
    On Wednesday July 31, 2019, the Perry Center hosted "A Conversation on Strengthening Partnerships and Countering Threats in Latin America and the Caribbean" with special guest Admiral Craig Faller, Commander of US Southern Command (US SOUTHCOM). The event convened White House and OAS ambassadors, representatives from the Departments of State and...

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