The Perry Center congratulates the Defense Strategic Management and Crisis Management Course CEDEYAC on its 15th anniversary. Dr. Luis Bitencourt, on behalf of the Perry Center, participated in anniversary celebrations and the graduation of the 30th course of the CEDEYAC on October 27, 2016. The ceremony was held in Lima, Peru. The CEDEYAC was the 2007 winner of the William J. Perry Award and is widely recognized as a leader in promoting security and defense education in the Americas.
On October 28, Dr. Luis Bitencourt spoke about the “Challenges to Building a Defense Policy” at the 1st International Meeting on Security and Defense. Hosted by Peru’s Center for Superior National Studies (CAEN), the meeting attracted over 700 experts from the Americas, Europe, and Asia, to discuss the theme, “A Global Approach to Thinking About Multidimensional Security.” In his remarks, Dr. Bitencourt analyzed four categories of defense policy challenges: substance, politics, legitimacy, and implementation. He later took questions from the audience.