On December 10, the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense studies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago. During an alumni event coordinated with the Trinidad and Tobago Alumni Association, Perry Center Director Mark Wilkins and University President Professor Dyer Narinesingh signed the MOU, signaling a shared commitment to the growing relationship between the two institutions.
Professor Dyer Narinesingh addressed the gathering and spoke of UTT’s commitment to blended learning models that utilize online learning approaches which complement and enhance traditional classroom time. This MOU provides a formal mechanism by which to pursue areas of academic cooperation between the Perry Center and UTT, utilizing these blended learning tools. Future collaborations between the two institutions will serve to support UTT’s educational strategy and enhancement of academic knowledge as well as the Perry Center’s vision of building strong, sustainable networks of security and defense leaders and institutions across the Americas.