Center News

  • Apr 12, 2021
    On Wednesday, March 24, 2021, the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies hosted Admiral Craig S. Faller, Commander of US Southern Command, for a conversation on "Strengthening Partnerships in a Region of Promise." During the event, Admiral Faller engaged with Perry Center alumni from 25 countries across the Americas. Perry Center...

  • Apr 01, 2021
    Around 350 Spanish speaking graduates from the Western Hemisphere gathered for the "Día del Egresado" (Alumni Day) celebration on Tuesday, March 25. This event was entirely coordinated and hosted by an organizing committee of alumni, who created a video showcasing memories from the last 23 years, including nearly 100 individual recorded...

  • Mar 26, 2021
    On Tuesday, March 23, over 90 English speaking graduates from the Caribbean and Latin America gathered for the first of two "Alumni Day" celebrations this year. So, what exactly is Alumni Day, and why? The concept was initially conceived by a working group of alumni from 14 different countries who have been meeting virtually since early 2020. The...

  • Mar 26, 2021
    On March 25, Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo participated in the International Forum on “Hezbollah and Its Operations in the Americas: Converging Threats and How to Confront Them" that included world-renowned experts from the US, Israel, United Arab Emirates and Latin America. She presented "Hezbollah and the Convergence of Terrorism and...

  • Mar 15, 2021
    Perry Center Professor Pat Paterson’s most recent book examines the complex security environment facing Latin American military forces and the legal sources that determine use-of-force rules. It is an environment that requires a hybrid doctrine that draws from both the laws of war and criminal law simultaneously. His monograph, The Blurred...

  • Mar 05, 2021
    On Thursday, February 25 th the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies cohosted the third iteration of the Latin American Security Forum with the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Over 450 individuals from Washington and from around the Hemisphere logged on for this year’s conference, titled "Latin...

  • Feb 25, 2021
    On February 23-24, 2021, the Perry Center convened some 35 alumni from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to discuss transnational challenges to the defense and security of Central America and how to promote regional cooperation and collaboration to confront them. The virtual seminar included panels on the impact of COVID-19 on Central America,...

  • Feb 24, 2021
    On February 11, the Perry Center hosted its first English language webinar of the 2021 series "Security Challenges in the Caribbean in the Age of COVID: 2021 and Beyond" featuring guest speakers Dr. Ivelaw Griffith, Senior Associate - Americas Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and Fellow, Caribbean Policy Consortium,...

  • Feb 22, 2021
    On February 17, 2021, Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo spoke on "The Impact of COVID-19 on the Economy, Security and Transnational Organized Crime in the Americas" at the Criminal Investigations and Network Analysis Center (CINA) at George Mason University’s Virtual Distinguished Speaker Series. CINA is a multidisciplinary academic consortium...

  • Feb 08, 2021
    On January 28, the Perry Center hosted its first webinar for the 2021 series “Regional Security and Defense: The Next Decade,” a conversation and reflections from the book "Desafíos para la seguridad y la defensa en el continente americano 2020-2030." Book editor, Mr. Juan Pablo Toro, Executive Director, AthenaLab of Chile and chapter author Dr...

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