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  • Oct 05, 2020
    On Friday, October 2, 2020, the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies hosted the fifth and final day of its annual Washington Security and Defense Seminar (WSDS). The starting session covered the US budget process. Panelists Dr. Thomas Mahnken, Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, and Mr...

  • Oct 02, 2020
    On October 1, Perry Center professor Dr. David Spencer moderated the webinar "Perspectives on the Brazilian Defense Strategy." General (ret.) Sergio Etchegoyen, Former Secretary of Institutional Security, Brazil Presidency described how the defense policy model is designed for the whole country, not just the military while General Décio Luis...

  • Oct 01, 2020
    On Thursday, October 1, 2020, the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies hosted day four of its annual Washington Security and Defense Seminar (WSDS). Discussion first focused on cybersecurity, opening with panelists Thomas Wingfield, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy, and Lt. Gen. Charles L. Moore, Jr.,...

  • Oct 01, 2020
    On Tuesday, September 30, 2020, the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies hosted day three of its annual Washington Security and Defense Seminar (WSDS). Panelists first focused on U.S. defense and military strategy, opening with Dr. Rosa Brooks, Professor of Law and Policy at Georgetown Law Center, and Dr. Hal Brands, Professor...

  • Sep 30, 2020
    On Tuesday, September 29, 2020, the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies hosted day two of its annual Washington Security and Defense Seminar (WSDS). Panelists focused on US foreign and regional policy, opening with Dr. Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Dr. Eliot Cohen, Dean of the School of...

  • Sep 28, 2020
    On Monday, September 28, 2020, the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies kicked-off a virtual version of its annual Washington Security and Defense Seminar (WSDS). Perry Center Director LTG (Ret.) Frederick Rudesheim welcomed nearly 200 diplomats representing 21 countries in Latin America and Caribbean to the forum. Day 1...

  • Sep 15, 2020
    On the eve of the commemoration of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo moderated a virtual seminar on “Countering Terrorist Threats in the Americas” with Dr. Oscar Palma, Professor at the Universidad del Rosario who spoke about the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—People's Army (FARC) and the...

  • Aug 07, 2020
    On August 05, 2020 the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies hosted a webinar on military justice in the western hemisphere in the 21st century. The webinar was moderated by Professor William Godnick and included an introductory presentation by Professor Pat Paterson on the law of armed conflict, human rights and the...

  • Aug 07, 2020
    On July 14 the Perry Center presented a webinar in the subregional perspectives series about the impact of COVID-19 in the Andean Ridge. Dr. Bill Godnick introduced the session by pointing out that the region was especially hard hit by the pandemic, both during the early days in Quayaquil and more recently with an outbreak in Bolivia that extended...

  • Jul 29, 2020
    On July 28, 2020, the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies continued their sub-regional seminar series on the impact of COVID-19 in the Southern Cone. Professor Celina Realuyo welcomed guest speakers Ms. Andrea Chaves and Mr. Marcus Reis, both Perry Center Alumni, as they discussed the measures their respective governments are...

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