US - Jamaica Defense Security Seminar (USJ-DSS 2019)

The William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies will convene approximately three dozen defense and security professionals from Jamaica for a "US - Jamaica Defense Security Seminar" in Kingston, Jamaica.

Through a series of expert lectures and interactive sessions, seminar participants will examine issues such as transnational organized crime, cybersecurity, emerging technologies, and discuss strategies and policies to counter these threats in the Americas. This seminar is a subject-matter exchange adapted from the biennial flagship Caribbean Defense and Security Course (CDSC) the Perry Center holds in Washington, DC, at National Defense University.

Day 1 - National Security and Defense

  • The State of Play in Defense Education in the Western Hemisphere
  • Strategic Vision and the Hemispheric Defense and Security Agenda
  • The Caribbean and Jamaican Security Environments
  • Jamaica's National Security Framework
  • Listen, Learn, and Lead
  • US National Security Strategy
  • Group Exercise: National Security Risk Assessment

Day 2 - Transnational Threats and Organized Crime

  • Evolution of the Illicit Narcotics Trade in Jamaica
  • Illicit Arms and Armed Violence
  • Human Trafficking
  • Illicit Finance and Money Laundering
  • Group Exercise: Casino Royale

Day 3 - Evolving and Future Trends

  • The Privatization of Security in Latin America the Caribbean
  • The Dynamic Cyber Landscape
  • Cyber Crime in Jamaica
  • Drones - Growing Threat or National Security Tools?
  • Critical Infrastructure: Vulnerabilities and Protective Strategies

Updated / Actualizado: December 19, 2018