Latin America

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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DPCT Comes to a Close

On April 7, the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies celebrated the graduation of students enrolled in the 2017 Defense Policy and Complex Threats (DPCT) course. Attended by 31 civilian and military students from 13 countries across the Western Hemisphere, the course...

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DPCT Resident Phase Begins

On March 27, the Perry Center received 32 students for the first day of the two-week resident phase of the Defense Policy and Complex Threats (DPCT) course. DPCT students represent 13 different countries from throughout the Western Hemisphere and a range of backgrounds in the armed forces...

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Guatemala Alumni Association Organizes Cybersecurity Forum

On Tuesday, September 13, 2016 the Perry Center Alumni Association of Guatemala hosted a one-day Central American Cybersecurity and Cyberdefense Forum held at the Guatemalan Defense Ministry’s Conference Center. The forum was attended by 152 participants comprised of government officials,...

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Guatemala’s Command for Education of the Armed Forces (COSEDE) visits the Perry Center

On Monday, November 28, the Perry Center received a delegation from the Course of Superior Strategic Studies (CAEE) of the Command for Education of the Armed Forces of Guatemala (COSEDE). The delegation, led by Brigadier General Byron Gutierrez, COSEDE Commander, included 41 students....

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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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Minister of National Security of Trinidad & Tobago Visits the Perry Center

On April 5, 2016, the Honourable Edmund E. Dillon (Major General, Ret.), Minister of National Security of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, visited the Perry Center to discuss preparations for the upcoming Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas (XII CDMA).  Minister Dillon...

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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 Award 2016: Call for Nominations

Today, the Perry Center announced a call for nominations for the 2016 William J. Perry Award for Excellence in Security and Defense Education. Nominators from around the world are asked to submit the names of individuals and institutions advancing security and defense education in the...

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Perry Center and the Facultad de la Defensa Nacional of Argentina (FADENA) Deliver a Joint Seminar on Defense Futures and Policy Imperatives

In mid-November 2016, the Facultad de la Defensa Nacional (FADENA) of Argentina and the Perry Center delivered a first of a kind joint seminar entitled Futuros Inciertos y los Nuevos Imperativos de la Politica de Defensa (Uncertain Futures and New Defense Policy Imperatives). Held in Buenos...

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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 FY Annual Reports Now Available Online

The Perry Center has published FY Annual Reports since 2011, and PDFs of all of the reports are now available online at http://chds.dodlive.mil/publications/annual-reports/. The FY Annual Reports are a valuable resource detailing the programs, activities, and achievements of the Center...

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Perry Center Holds Hemispheric Forum on Evolving Threats in Central America

The Perry Center hosted “Evolving Threats in Central America: Forecasting an Uncertain Future,” a Hemispheric Forum that aimed to analyze regional trends and envision a strategy to combat current and future security challenges. Perry Center Visiting Professor Walter Earle led the discussion...

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Security and Defense Policy

Next Course: September – 21 October, 2016 Distance Learning phase: 6 September – 7 October, 2016 Resident phase: 10 – 21 October, 2016 Application Period: CLOSED

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Brasil

Integrantes da GlobalNET que residem no Brasil ou em países com os quais haja relações de cooperação.

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Perry Center ENG Calendar

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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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