Policy and Planning Development

2017 Alumni Scholars Announced

The Alumni Programs Office is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Marshall Center Alumni Scholarships. This year, we solicited applications from nearly 12,000 alumni, and received over 200 proposals for 8 available scholarships. The Faculty Scholarship Committee read through all...

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APCSS Publishes New Book ‘Regionalism, Security & Cooperation in Oceania’

“Regionalism, Security & Cooperation in Oceania” is the latest book to be published by the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. The book is edited by APCSS professor Dr. Rouben Azizian and Dean of the College of Security Studies Carleton Cramer. According to Dr. Azizian,...

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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 to download the brochure (.PDF) Every year, the Perry Center recognizes individuals who and organizations that have made significant and sustained contributions advancing mutually supportive approaches to...

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Please visitwww.africacenter.orgfor the latest on Africa Center programs, research, and community and alumni affairs.

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Former Perry Center Professor Announced as Ecuador’s Minister of Defense

April 30, 2018 On Friday, April 27, 2018, former Perry Center Professor, Raúl Oswaldo Jarrín Román, was announced as Ecuador’s new Minister of Defense. Minister Jarrin Roman previously held the position of Minister of Defense in 2005 and 2006 and subsequently has held positions as Ecuador’s...

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Marshall Center Highlights Strategies to Combat Transnational Criminal Organizations

By Emma Bareihs Public Affairs Office George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany – More than 100 law enforcement and government professionals from 53 nations are investigating how to fight a growing threat to national security during the...

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Panama National Security Policy Workshop

At the request of the new Government of Panama, the Perry Center held a one-day national security policy workshop (NSPW) for 30 officials from the Ministry of Public Security on August 7, 2019 at the InterContinental Miramar Hotel, in Panama City, Panama. Vice Minister of Public Security...

Perry Center Holds First SDPm Course in Lima, Peru
Perry Center Holds First SDPm Course in Lima, Peru

From November 4 to November 16 2019, the Perry Center held its first ever Mobile Strategy and Defense Policy Course (SDPm). The course took place in Lima, Peru at the installations of the Army War College. 61 students completed the course. The student body primarily consisted of men and...

Perry Center Hosts Ad-Hoc Working Group for XIV CDMA
Perry Center Hosts Ad-Hoc Working Group for XIV CDMA

On Thursday, November 21st and Friday, November 22nd, 2019 The William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies hosted the Ad-Hoc Working Group on the Evolving Role of the Armed Forces in Defense and Security as a part of the XIV Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas (CDMA)....

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 the...

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PfPC Background Paper: Technology Innovation and Its Impact: Policy Considerations for International Security

”Emerging Security Challenges” is an all-encompassing term used to describe a set of non-traditional threats and risks that increasingly impact our security policy agendas. Many of these are linked to new or evolving technologies – requiring careful consideration of their potential...

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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...

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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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 residential...

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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 Challenge of Sustaining US Influence in Latin America in the 21st Century

Influential international affairs author Robert Kaplan postulated during a recent speech in Washington DC that the contemporary effects of advanced technology and other factors of globalization does not change the world’s geography, "but has intensified it." Kaplan also noted the aftershocks of the...

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Origins of US Foreign Policy

This article provides a broad summary of USforeign policy by examining its historical philosophical beginnings and how those have evolved over the 241 years of the nation’s history. It exam-ines the Founders'intentions and concerns for their new system of government. Included in that is the...

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