On March 20, 2024, Perry Center Professor Celina Realuyo testified on the topic of US efforts in disrupting the illicit fentanyl trade through cooperation with China and Mexico at a hearing titled “Strengthening International Cooperation to Stop the Flow of Fentanyl into the United States” 
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On Thursday, April 4, the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and Wilson Center will host the 6th Annual Security Challenges in Latin America Forum – Environmental Protection: Land Use in the Amazon Basin and Marine Conservation. This year’s 
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On March 15, the Perry Center concluded the resident phase of two courses: Civil-Military Relations in Armed Violence Reduction and Prevention (AVRP) and Combating Transnational Threat Networks (CTTN). Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Enrique Roig provided the keynote address 
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On March 15, we welcomed back to the Perry Center former Deputy Director and Chief of Staff Jeffrey Murphy for a special award presentation: Jeffrey J. Murphy was awarded the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service as Deputy Director of 
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From February 19 to March 1, the Perry Center, alongside our partner institution, the University of the Armed Forces of Ecuador (ESPE), executed a mobile Strategy and Defense Policy (SDPm) course in Quito, Ecuador. The two-week course focused on defense ministry roles and responsibilities, civilian 
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The Second International Security Congress was held from February 28 to March 1, 2024, in Quito, Ecuador, bringing together international and national experts to discuss best practices and advanced research in security matters. This 3-day event was sponsored by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Defense, the 
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On February 29, 2024, the presentation of the book Brújula Hemisférica (Hemispheric Compass) was held at the Strategic Research Institute of the Mexican Navy, part of the Center for Advanced Naval Studies. This event was coordinated by Juan Manuel Avalos Ochoa, a Perry Center graduate. 
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From February 26 to March 1, the Perry Center held its first Inclusive Security and Defense (ISD) course. Fifty-one representatives from 26 countries convened online to share their experiences and explore best practices for improving recruitment and retention of a diverse force, developing internal policies 
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On February 28, 2024, Perry Center Professors Celina Realuyo and Boris Saavedra participated in a defense and security seminar for 200 army officers at the Ecuadorian Army War Academy in Quito, Ecuador. Professor Realuyo gave a presentation titled “Security and Governance: How to Combat Terrorism, 
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Dr. Paterson has published the results of the Perry Center Threats Survey, an analysis that identifies the most pressing security challenges in the Americas. Where should governments invest their limited resources to have the most effective impact on countering crime or other problems? What government agency 
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