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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 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 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 Director Speaks at XIII Conference of Ministers of Defense of the Americas

October 19, 2018 Perry Center Director Lieutenant General (ret.) Frederick Rudesheim participated in the Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas (CDMA) hosted by the Government of Mexico in Cancun from 7 - 10 October. The forum was founded by former Defense Secretary William J....

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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 Hosts Alumni Event in Buenos Aires

On November 15, 2016, the Perry Center hosted an alumni reunion at the Sheraton Libertador Hotel in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The event was the Center’s first in Argentina since 2010 and had an excellent turn out with more than 80 alumni and guests in attendance. Perry Center Director...

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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 Participates in 2019 SMA Conference

May 22, 2019 Dr. Fabiana Sofia Perera, Assistant Research Fellow, participated in the 2019 SMA Conference, "The Evolving Anatomy of Conflict in a Dynamically Changing World" at Joint Base Andrews on May 21, 2019. The conference was organized by J39 - Directorate of Global Operations. Dr...

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Perry Center Professor Conducts VTC Lecture with CEDEYAC Students

April 26, 2019 On April 25, speaking on the importance of cybersecurity for critical infrastructure, Perry Center Professor Dr. Boris Saavedra addressed an audience of approximately 25 students enrolled the Peruvian Navy's Postgraduate War College's CEDEYAC (Strategic Leadership for...

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Perry Center Professor Leads VTC Session on Security and Defense

On April 25th, Perry Center Professor Boris Saavedra conducted a VTC in support of CAEN‘s (Center for Higher National Studies) CEDEYAC course.  With approximately 45 participants, Professor Saavedra discussed the conceptual framework of security and defense in the Western...

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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 Professor Provides Lecture to CEDEYAC via VTC

October 12, 2018 Perry Center Professor Pat Paterson provided a lecture to CEDEYAC students on Thursday, October 11. His presentation, titled "Política de Defensa y Sistemas Regionales de Defensa y Seguridad," covered a number of important development in security and defense matters in...

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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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Perry Center Receives Prestigious Award

The William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies was honored to receive the Colombian National War College (ESDEGUE) Military Medal in Bogota, Colombia. Presented by one of the leading defense education institutions in the Americas, this award recognizes the Perry Center’s...

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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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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 Course Begins

October 11, 2018 On Monday, October 15, 2018 the Perry Center’s biggest academic course to date, Strategy and Defense Policy (SDP), began. Over 90 military and civilian officials representing 17 countries in the Western Hemisphere traveled to Washington, DC to begin the 2 week...

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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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