A Perry Center team comprised of Celina Realuyo, Boris Saavedra and Kara O’Ryan participated in the three-day Countering Transnational Threats seminar co-sponsored and hosted by the Naval War College (Escola de Guerra Naval – EGN), Army School of Command and General Staff (Escola de Comando e Estado-Maior do Exército – ECEME) and the National War College (Escola Superior de Guerra – ESG) from June 11-13, 2019. This seminar brought together over 100 subject matter experts and practitioners to discuss interagency cooperation and integrated security management within the security and defense context. The Pro-Defense IV Project was instrumental in the seminar’s design which included roundtable panels and thematic workshops to explore topics such as governance challenges, illicit trafficking, terrorist financing, cyber security and counterterrorism.
Perry Center alumni throughout Brazil and as far away as Argentina attended as both panelists and participants and were able to take advantage of the networking opportunity during the seminar as well as the Perry Center alumni event held at the end of the seminar on June 13. Perry Center director LTG (ret.) Frederick Rudesheim attended the seminar closing and alumni event and was also able to meet with EGN director Rear Admiral Edgar Luiz Siqueira Barbosa during his stay in Rio de Janeiro. The Perry Center also held additional meetings with the National War College, and on June 14, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ESG signaling both institutions intent to collaborate on future projects.