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2016 Perry Award Recipients

On September 27, the Perry Center honored two institutions that have made significant and sustained contributions in security and defense education. The Technical Secretariat of the National Security Council of Guatemala and the Center for Defense Policy Studies, also of Guatemala, received...

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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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Argentine American Dialogue Visits the Perry Center

On Thursday, November 10, the Perry Center welcomed visitors from the Argentine American Dialogue as part of that organization’s one-week visit to Washington, D.C., to observe U.S. national elections. The delegation included 50 current and former government officials, as well as influential...

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Argentine Delegation Visits the Perry Center to Discuss Women, Peace, and Security

On August 22, 2016, the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies hosted a delegation of four Argentine defense professionals as part of U.S. Southern Command’s support to the National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security. Accompanying Rear Admiral Maria Ines Uriarte of...

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Brazilian Superior War College Visits the Perry Center

April 20, 2018 On Wednesday, April 18, 2018 the Commander of the Brazilian Superior War College (ESG), General Décio Luís Schöns, and a delegation of senior Brazilian officials visited the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies. The delegation included: Rear Admiral...

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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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CEDEYAC and CAEN Defense Studies Celebrations

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...

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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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El Centro Perry participa en intercambio académico con la Comisión Nacional de Seguridad de México

20 abril, 2018 El miércoles 11 de abril, los profesores del Centro Perry Celina Realuyo y Boris Saavedra participaron en un intercambio académico con la Comisión Nacional de Seguridad (CNS) en la Ciudad de México. La egresada del Centro Perry Mónica Méndez, directora general adjunta de...

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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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Ms. Viviana Edwards Recognized for Outstanding Achievement

The Director of the Perry Center, Mr. Mark Wilkins, awarded Ms. Viviana Edwards a 20-Hour Time Off Award earlier today in recognition of her outstanding contributions to last week’s successful launch of the book, Beyond Convergence: World Without Order. In addition to her other high...

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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 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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  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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