Latin America

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 Professor Speaks at AEI

Experts on transnational organized crime and corruption in the Americas met at AEI on Friday to discuss ongoing challenges in tackling the region’s evolving crime landscape. AEI’s Roger Noriega spoke with El Salvador Attorney General Raúl Melara about the United States’ partnership with El...

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Perry Center Professor Testifies Before Congress

On March 4, 2020, Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo testified before Congress on "Global Illicit Networks and their Facilitators in the Americas: Countering the Threat from Mexican Cartels and the Opioid Epidemic" at a hearing titled "The Traffickers' Roadmap: How Bad Actors Exploit...

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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 Professors Participate in Seminar at ESDEG

August 14-15, 2019, Perry Center Professors Celina Realuyo and Boris Saavedra participated in the seminar "Drug Trafficking and Migration in the Americas," which was hosted by the Colombian War College’s (ESDEG) Regional Center for Strategic Security Studies (CREES) in Bogotá, Colombia....

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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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Perry Center says farewell to Summer 2016 Research Assistants and Katy Robinson

The Perry Center held a ceremony to bid “hasta luego” to its summer team of research assistants and to staff member Katy Robinson. Research assistants are an instrumental part of the research, writing, and academic course efforts at the Center. Each semester, the Center has between 4-6...

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Perry Center Takes Transnational Threats Seminar to Guadalajara, Mexico

April 7-8, 2016, the Perry Center partnered with the University of Guadalajara’s Social Science and Humanities Department to carry out a “Countering Transnational Threats in the Americas Seminar” in Guadalajara, Mexico. Professors Boris Saavedra and Celina Realuyo presented before a crowd...

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Read the New Director’s Message for Updates on the Perry Center

Acting Director Ken LaPlante has just posted a new Director’s Message to the Perry Center website. The Director’s Message is a missive addressed to all members of the Perry Center community, including faculty, staff, stakeholders, alumni, and the wider community of Western Hemisphere...

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Residential Phase of Cyber and DG Courses Begin at the Perry Center

On Monday, September 16 2019 the residential phase of two Perry Center courses, Defense Governance (DG) and Cyber Policy Development (CYBER) began. Nearly 80 senior military and civilian representatives from a dozen countries in the Western Hemisphere have convened for the next two weeks to...

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Residential Phase of HR/ROL and CTTN 2019 Courses Come to a Close

April 08, 2019 On Friday, March 29, The Perry Center celebrated the graduation of students participating in the 2019 Combatting Transnational Threat Networks (CTTN) and Human Rights and Rule of Law (HR/ROL) courses. Attended by more than 80 civilian and military officials from across the...

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Residential Phase of SDP 2019 Begins

On Monday October 21, the William J Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies welcomed 81 defense and security professionals representing 15 countries across the Western Hemisphere to the two week residential phase of the Strategy and Defense Policy Course (SDP 2019). Course participants...

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SDP 2016 Resident Phase Begins

On October 10, the Perry Center received 72 students for the first day of the Strategy and Defense Policy (SDP) course resident phase. The students, representing 19 different countries throughout the Western Hemisphere, have already been working with Perry Center faculty and one another for...

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Security Professionals Improve English Language Skills to Fight Terrorists

By Christine June Public Affairs Office George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (March 12, 2019) – To feel more confident speaking about counterterrorism topics in a language that is not their native tongue, seven security...

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Strategy and Defense Policy Course Comes to a Close

On October 21, the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies celebrated the graduation of students in the 2016 Strategy and Defense Policy (SDP) course. Completed by 72 civilian and military officials from 19 countries, SDP gave students the opportunity to ask questions of...

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The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS)

The CT team here at DKI APCSS has started a new weekly newsletter called CT Go! It is available on our public webisite at this link. We have also uploaded the newest CTGo! Podcast.

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Perry Center 20 yrs
The Perry Center at 20

The Perry Center celebrates its twentieth anniversary: 20 years of empowering security and defense professionals in the Americas. For two decades, the Perry Center has educated policymakers, practitioners, and academics from throughout the Americas in the security and defense...

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The Perry Center Recognizes Departing Staff Member with Award

On January 9, the Perry Center bid farewell to staff member, Patricia Kehoe, and honored her with the Defense Security Cooperation Agency’s World of Excellence Award for exceptional support to the Center and its mission.Ms. Kehoe, a 2012 graduate of the Georgetown School of Foreign...

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Two Courses Begin at the Perry Center

On Monday, April 24, 2017 two courses began at the Perry Center: Strategic Implications of Human Rights and the Rule of Law (HR/ROL) and Combating Transnational Organized Crime and Illicit Networks in the Americas (CTOC). Over 80 military and civilian officials from 18 Western Hemisphere...

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