From January 22, 2019 to January 24, 2019, the Perry Center will facilitate a three-day Caribbean Defense and Security Seminar (USJ-DSS 2019) in Kingston, Jamaica. The seminar targets the next generation of Jamaican security and defense professionals on leadership tracks from their respective institutions. These 36 individuals represent the Jamaica Defence Force, the Jamaica Constabulary Force, the Ministry of National Security, as well as representatives of other government ministries, parliament, and various NGOs.
The event will feature Chargé d’Affaires, Mr. Eric Khant, The Honourable Horace Chang, Minister of National Security, as well as many other distinguished speakers representing several Jamaican ministries. The seminar aims to generate a dynamic and in-depth exchange of perspectives between Perry Center faculty, guest speakers and participating defense and security professionals to cultivate a shared understanding of the threat and cooperation environments in the region. The event will also seek to promote understanding and communicate the contours of current US defense and security policies towards the region. Speakers and participants will cover themes such as national security and defense, transnational threats and organized crime, and evolving and future trends in the Western Hemisphere.