The Perry Center at 20

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Perry Center Director Mark Wilkins delivers 20th anniversary message

The Perry Center celebrates its twentieth anniversary: 20 years of empowering security and defense professionals in the Americas. For two decades, the Perry Center has educated policymakers, practitioners, and academics from throughout the Americas in the security and defense sectors to maintain the Americas a zone of peace. Over 12,000 students have passed through these doors, many of whom have gone on to lead the most prestigious defense and security institutions in their respective countries as ministers, senior policymakers, and military commanders. Perry Center graduates and partner institutions have developed and implemented national-level security strategies, promoted policies to institutionalize respect for human rights, and authored academic research that informs public policy decisions. Moreover, they comprise many of the women defense professionals who are shattering glass ceilings in defense establishments throughout the Americas. We are proud of the achievements our graduates and partner institutions, and look forward to continue this dynamic collaboration in the future.


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Guatemala's Ministry of Defense Wishes a happy 20th Anniversary (Spanish)

Guatemala’s Ministry of Defense Wishes a happy 20th (Spanish)