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2016 William J. Perry Award for Excellence in Security and Defense Education: Individual Category

On Thursday, January 12, Perry Center Director Mark Wilkins presented the 2016 William J. Perry Award for Excellence in Security and Defense Education to Ambassador Luigi Einaudi during a ceremony in Lincoln Hall Auditorium. Mr. Wilkins opened the ceremony by welcoming Ambassador Einaudi’s...

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Call for Nominations 2017 / Convocatoria de Candidaturas 2017

The William J. Perry Award for Excellence in Security and Defense Education [Click here to download brochure] Click to download the brochure (.PDF) Every year, the Perry Center recognizes individuals who and organizations that have made significant and sustained contributions...

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Hemispheric Forum and Release of the Book Beyond Convergence: World Without Order

On October 18, 2016, the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies and National Defense University’s Center for Complex Operations co-hosted a Hemispheric Forum and book release event for Beyond Convergence: World Without Order, a new publication from CCO Press. In panel...

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IAAFA Inter-American Air Forces Academy Visits the Perry Center

On Tuesday, November 15, students from the Inter-American Air Forces Academy (IAAFA) visited the Perry Center as a part of that institution’s two-day orientation visit to Washington, D.C., to enhance students’ understanding of governmental and international organizations. The delegation...

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Inter-American Air Forces Academy (IAAFA) Visits the Perry Center

On March 22, 2017, a 32-person delegation from the Inter-American Air Forces Academy (IAAFA) visited the Perry Center for an organizational briefing and academic exchange. Accompanied by IAAFA’s Superintendent, Chief Master Sergeant Heriberto Diaz, Jr., USAF, the delegation included...

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Jamaica Alumni Chapter Hosts Symposium on Human Trafficking

The Perry’s Center Jamaican Alumni Chapter organized and hosted a symposium on “Human Trafficking: The Scourge” led by chapter President, George Benson, and guest speakers Carol Palmer, Permanent Secretary – Ministry of Justice, Lisa Palmer-Hamilton – Office of the Director of Public...

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NESA-AFRICOM-WJPC "Trans-Regional Illicit Commons: Drugs, Guns and People Workshop"

The William J. Perry Center for Strategic Studies (WJPC) in partnership with the Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies and U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM) conducted a Trans-Regional Illicit Commons: Drugs, Guns and People Workshop from 19-21 July 2016 in Casablanca,...

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New Report on Central American Instability

July 14, 2016 Intelligence fusion centers may be the type of security apparatus that countries in the Northern Triangle need to combat organized crime according to Dr. Thomas Bruneau. In the most recent Perry Center Occasional Paper, Dr. Bruneau, a distinguished Professor Emeritus of...

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Perry Center announces new publication on Caribbean security and defense matters

August 26, 2016 The Perry Center is excited to announce its latest book, an edited series of essays titled, “Contemporary Security and Defense Issues in the Caribbean.” Contributing authors include students and professors from the Caribbean Security and Defense Course in 2015. The 200...

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Perry Center co-hosts regional countering transnational threats seminar in Costa Rica

On September 7-9, 2016, the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies and Costa Rica’s Ministry of Public Security convened over 100 senior defense and security professionals from 12 countries (Belize, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala,...

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Perry Center Concludes CTOC and HR/ROL Courses

June 29, 2016 Last week, the Perry Center celebrated the graduation of students participating in its Combating Transnational Organized Crime and Illicit Networks in the Americas (CTOC) and Strategic Implications of Human Rights and the Rule of Law (HR/ROL) courses. Attended by fifty-six...

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Perry Center Conducts Caribbean Regional Countering Transnational Threats Seminar in Kingston

The William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies conducted a Caribbean Regional Countering Transnational Threats Seminar on April 27-29, 2016, in Kingston Jamaica, with over 70 defense and security professionals in attendance. Participants included officials from Antigua and...

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Perry Center Explores Solutions to Complex Threats in New Academic Course

July 15, 2016 More than 30 students from 10 Latin American countries are attending a new academic course at the William J. Perry Center on how to handle complex security threats. The course, Defense Policy and Complex Threats (DPCT), is directed by Dr. Luis Bitencourt and Professor...

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Perry Center facilitates Central American dialogue on human rights in complex security environments

Perry Center Professor of Practice William Godnick and Adjunct Professor Juan Carlos Gomez, with the support of the Inter American Institute of Human Rights (IIDH), facilitated a dialogue among 36 military, police, civilian government and civil society officials from 9 Central American and...

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Perry Center Kicks Off Regional Seminar on Countering Transnational Threats

August 10, 2016 The William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies and Colombia’s Escuela Superior de Guerra/Centro Regional de Estudios Estratégicos de Seguridad have convened over 100 senior defense and security professionals, from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay...

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Perry Center Presents at FIU Hemispheric Conference on Security in the Changing Geopolitical Landscape

On March 9, 2017 Florida International University Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and the U.S. Army War College hosted a Hemispheric Conference on Security in the Changing Geopolitical Landscape in Miami, FL with over 100...

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Perry Center Professor Participates in Congressional Briefing

July 6, 2016 Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo participated in a Congressional briefing on “Drug Trafficking, Organized Crime, and Violence in Central America’s Northern Triangle” convened on July 6 by the Central America Caucus led by Congresswoman Norma Torres (D-CA), with Rep....

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Perry Center Professors Decorated with Colombian War College Military Medal

On December 6, 2016, Perry Center Professors Celina Realuyo and Boris Saavedra and their SOCSOUTH colleague Howard White were decorated with the Colombian War College (ESDEGUE) Military Medal in Bogota, Colombia. The award was conferred in recognition of their teaching and research...

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Perry Center provides VTC lecture to CEDEYAC course

On October 10, Dr. Luis Bitencourt lectured via VTC on “Challenges for Defense Governance in a Complex and Rapidly Changing World” to approximately 25 students of the Peruvian Navy’s CEDEYAC (Curso de Dirección Estratégica para la Defensa y Administracián de Crisis) course. Dr....

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Perry Center publishes interview with U.S. Special Envoy Bernie Aronson

The Perry Center’s most recent Regional Insight is a transcript of an interview conducted with U.S. Special Envoy to the Colombia Peace Accords, Mr. Bernie Aronson. Aronson was selected to his position by President Obama on February 20, 2015. Since then, he has made over two dozen trips...

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  Regional Insights
Regional Insights

One-on-One with U.S. Special Envoy Bernie Aronson By Pat Paterson and Anastasia Sendoun On June 1, 2016, U.S. Special Envoy to the Colombian Peace Accords, Mr. Bernie Aronson, visited the William J. Perry Center to share his insights into the negotiations between the Colombian government and...

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Contemporary Security and Defense Issues in the Caribbean
Contemporary Security and Defense Issues in the Caribbean

Un-Governed and Un-Governable Spaces: Threats to Democracy and National Security in Jamaica George Benson Preventing Violent Extremism in the Caribbean Francesca Caonero and Pernille Rasmussen Citizen Insecurity in Trinidad and Tobago and the Applicability of the Concept of the Mafia...

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Perry Center 2015 Annual Report

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