Center News

  • Oct 29, 2013
    On Monday, October 21, Acting Director Ken LaPlante welcomed 79 students from 23 countries in the Western Hemisphere to the residence phase of the Fall 2013 series of specialized courses at the Perry Center. The following courses will be in residence at the Center from October 21 to November 1: Two separate modules of Combating Transnational...

  • Oct 29, 2013
    On October 29, the director of the Chilean Ministry of National Defense’s Academy for Political and Strategic Studies (ANEPE) visited the Perry Center to sign an Agreement of Academic Cooperation. Rear Admiral Harald Sievers has been ANEPE’s director since 2011, and this Agreement of Academic Cooperation will institutionalize an already...

  • Oct 29, 2013
    55 students from the Masters in Planning and National Management Strategy course at Paraguay’s Institute for Advanced Strategic Studies (IAEE) visited the Perry Center. The group was led by Col. Nelson Leiva and Ms. Alba Lidia Campora de Barros Barreto. They attended a briefing on the Center’s program of courses, outreach activities, and research...

  • Oct 15, 2013
    On October 11, the Perry Center celebrated the graduation of the Fall 2013 Security and Defense Policy (SDP) course. Following weeks of study, discussion, and informative lectures, the 59 participants received certificates in a commencement ceremony in Abraham Lincoln Hall auditorium. Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western...

  • Oct 07, 2013
    On September 26, Dr. María Liz García de Arnold, former Minister of Defense of Paraguay, received the 2013 Perry Award for Excellence in Security and Defense education. Acting Director Ken LaPlante presented her with the award during a private luncheon in National Defense University’s Marshall Hall. Since 2007, the Perry Center (formerly CHDS) has...

  • Sep 27, 2013
    On September 26, the Perry Center convened a Hemispheric Forum panel discussion on the topic of “Coping with Opposition to the US in Parts of Latin America.” Acting Director Ken LaPlante provided introductory remarks, and Assistant Professor Pat Paterson served as panel moderator. The panelists, a diverse and distinguished group of regional...

  • Sep 20, 2013
    On September 19, the Perry Center honored the recipient of the 2013 Perry Award in the Institutional Category, the Colombian National War College (Escuela Superior de Guerra de Colombia, or ESDEGUE, in Spanish). Since 2007, the Perry Center (formerly CHDS) has awarded the William J. Perry Award for Excellence in Security and Defense Education to...

  • Sep 12, 2013
    We want to recognize Doctor Kun for his recent trip to Mexico, where he was invited to speak through the Distinguished Visitor Program (DVP) for the IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Society for Social Implications of Technology (SSIT), and the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS). This program invites lecturers to travel internationally...

  • Sep 11, 2013
    The fall Washington Security and Defense Seminar (WSDS) kicked off on September 9, bringing together 73 participants from 19 countries in the Western Hemisphere diplomatic community for an intensive week-long course on the formulation of US security and defense policy for the region. Over the coming week, participants will gain perspectives on US...

  • Aug 20, 2013
    In support of PANAMAX 13, faculty from the Perry Center conducted a tabletop exercise on August 2, 2013, to assist the Government of Panama in responding to possible security threats. This exercise looked at the procedure for requesting international security assistance in response to an external threat to the Panama Canal. The exercise used an...

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